Saturday, January 29, 2011

Isabella’s Art Work To Be On Display!

As you can imagine, there’s a lot of sitting around and waiting at the hospital.  During that time, Isabella spends some time drawing.  One of her drawings will be on display in a New York City art show that will exhibit art work from sick children.  The exhibit will be on March 13.  Details in the announcement below.  If you’re in the area, stop on by and meet a famous artist!

Express Yourself is a creative and performing art exhibition that features the works of children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses and their siblings.

Express Yourself provides children with the opportunity to be publicly acknowledged for both their struggles and their strengths. In a safe environment, filled with families, friends, healthcare specialists and art therapy patrons, these children sing, dance, recite poetry, play instruments and stand proudly by their works of art.

The process of preparing for the Express Yourself event provides these children with a much needed creative outlet that serves to reduce their stress and anxiety, decrease attention to their pain and normalize their hospital experience.

The exhibition provides all participants with something to look forward to and work towards, taking the focus away from the pain and sorrow of the illness. The event also provides patients and families with social opportunities to interact with other children and families in similar situations and take comfort in shared experiences.

Express Yourself - New York
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kimmel Center for University Life
New York University
60 Washington Square South
(between La Guardia Place and Thompson Street)
New York, NY 10012
1:30-5:00 p.m.
Performances begin at 3:00 p.m.
Participating Agencies:

  • Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Blythedale Children’s Hospital
  • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
  • The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
  • Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
  • Incarnation Children's Center
  • Initiative for Women with Disabilities: Young Women's Program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Komansky Center for Children's Health at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn
  • The Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital
  • New Alternatives for Children
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Raymond Naftali Ambulatory Center
  • Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York

If you are a healthcare agency interested in participating in Express Yourself, please call us at (201) 608-0146.

If you would like to submit artwork or perform in our next show, please call us at (201) 608-0146 or submit a contact form.

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