Music + Therapeutic Art Making Led by art therapist, Mignon Dupepe & musician, Noah Plotkin
Join Twist Out Cancer & Imerman Angels on Wednesday April 13th, 6:30-7:30pm CST for a collaborative, engaging, and meaningful Virtual Twistshop experience!
Imerman Angels(IA) is a longtime friend and partner of Twist Out Cancer. IA’s mission is to provide comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers through a personalized, one-on-one connection with someone who has been there.
Through their unique matching process, Imerman Angels has connected more than 30,000 cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers with their very own cancer confidant. All IA services are absolutely free and With more than 12,500 volunteer mentors of all ages, genders and backgrounds, Imerman Angels custom matches people with similar cancer and life experiences anywhere in the world. For more information, check out https://imermanangels.org/
Join us for a sound meditation designed to support you in the release of stress.
Lay back, take a few breaths, and allow the precise frequencies of the singing bowls to interact with your body on a cellular level. No previous meditation experience is required to receive the benefits. Headphones are highly recommended.
Led by Jay Taylor
In this Twistshop we will be constructing “curio” or curiosity cards. Traditionally, curio cabinets hold objects that memorialize themes important to the creator and are displayed in a purposeful manner. Today we are combining this concept with the “calling card,” a custom that originated in 18th c. England, where pictures and heartfelt messages were inscribed on the back of repurposed playing cards and then given away. The goal of this art practice will be to create curio cards (meant to be kept or given away) that reflect on the topic of honoring someone or something important to the creator.
This Twistshop will be facilitated by Sherry Warner, MFA, MA, ATR-BC
Sherry is a creative facilitator and board certified art therapist living and working in southern New Jersey. She practices using art in her own life and with others as a way to engage in mindful self compassion and exploration. She is influenced by sociocultural themes and oftentimes uses alternative and found materials in visual art practices. Sherry’s work is based on a trauma-informed model that puts emphasis on the mind-body connection and using art viewing and doing as an integral part of managing life’s stressors.
Small pieces of cardboard
playing cards for repurposing,
paint markers, oil pastels
pre-cut imagery or photographs for repurposing,
pen/sharpie or other writing utensils
and colored paper for collaging.