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Wellness and the Arts

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Tips from a Music Therapist

Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 10am
John and Jeanne Rowe Performance and Learning Center
Kimberly Sena Moore, Ph.D., lecturer

Across cultures and time, music has held an important role in supporting health and wellness in individuals and communities. More recent advances in brain imaging studies have helped us understand how to utilize music more effectively to promote healthy living. Professional music therapists leverage this impact to promote specific therapeutic change — how might this help the rest of us? Join us in exploring music’s impact on physical and mental health and discover musical strategies you can incorporate to live well.

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Tips from a Visual Arts Therapist

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 10am
John and Jeanne Rowe Performance and Learning Center
Reina Lombardi, lecturer

Self-expression as a means of understanding the self and documenting our collective human experience is evident as far back as archaeologists can date. Every year, we learn more about the creative and expressive practices of the people who lived here thousands of years before us through the unearthing of historic artifacts. The impulse to make art can be observed in young children of all cultures, regardless of access to modern art media; even a stick and sand offer sufficient tools for mark-making. Art-making is endemic to all of humanity; thus, it comes as no surprise that it functions as a means of holistic medicine and wellness.

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Tips from a Dance Therapist

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 10am
John and Jeanne Rowe Performance and Learning Center
Jennifer Baxley Lee, lecturer

Artists have a significant role to play in health promotion and collective and community well-being. Whether dancing with individuals with PD or multiple sclerosis, or writing poetry with child awaiting a heart transplant, artists can contribute concretely and invaluably to efforts to humanize healthcare experiences through the transformative power of the arts. This lecture offers a view of the role the arts and cultural participation can play in promoting health, extending life, enhancing quality of life and augmenting the spirit of community through social connection.

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Enrich your experience of the arts by joining Friends of Artis—Naples and/or Leadership Circle. You’ll enjoy private previews of new exhibitions, invitations to exclusive social events, discounts and more.

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Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s leading cultural resource thanks to the generous financial support of loyal donors. Help us continue providing art and educational opportunities to all ages.

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Whether you’re enjoying our entire campus for free during Community Days, making new friends in a Lifelong Learning class or attending an off-campus music performance, we hope to see you soon.

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