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02 2017

Arts and the Brain Symposium

Posted by Seven Hills Foundation

Synapses were firing on Friday, September 22, at the Worcester Art Museum! Arts and the Brain, a day-long symposium on the Healing Power of the Arts, inspired attendees who work in or study in the field of expressive art therapy. Those in attendance personally affected by brain injury were also delighted by the various interactive and engaging workshops in Visual Art, Music, Movement, and Intermodal Arts.

The backdrop for the symposium was an exhibition of artwork by Jon Sarkin, who emerged from a brain injury with a new and remarkable capacity for visual art. Jon shared his experience in a multimedia performance he presented to a captivated audience. He dazzled the crowd with his rhythmic, poetic verse that accompanied his video presentation of his art, while musicians expressed his art through music. The dynamic performance left the audience inspired and amazed by the creative power of the brain.

This event was presented by VSA Massachusetts, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, in association with The Institute for Arts and Health, Lesley University, and Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH).

Arts and the Brain SymposiumKathee Jordan - Arts and the BrainJon Sarkin video

Kathee Jordan, CEO of Seven Hills Foundation, and Charlie Washburn, vice president of VSA Massachusetts welcome presenters and guests.

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