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Art Project Offers Healing, Reflection After Derecho

Art Project Offers Healing, Reflection After Derecho

August 6, 2021

The community is invited to join with friends, family, and neighbors for a special art event that brings together creativity and mental health awareness.

Residents can participate in a simple art project together and share memories, reflections, and emotions tied to the August 10, 2020 derecho. If desired, residents can also speak with representatives from Foundation 2, Tanager Place and the Abbe Center, who will have mental health professionals and resource and referral coordinators on hand to speak informally with residents or answer any questions about mental health resources available in the community for both adults and children; resource sheets will also be available for anyone interested.

Community members can participate with a group or individually, and will be given the opportunity to paint a design of their choosing on a circular slice of wood recovered from trees lost in the derecho. Residents can take their artwork home; the wood, paintbrushes, and paint will be provided free of charge.

No registration is required, residents can stop by anytime for conversation or to participate in the art project.

There are multiple dates/times these opportunities will be held, including:

  • Tuesday, August 17 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Redmond Park, 1545 3rd Ave SE
  • Thursday, August 19 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Reed Park, 618 7th Ave SW
  • Thursday, August 26 | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Matthew 25 Mega Market, 437 G Ave NW
  • Monday, August 30 | 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Noelridge Park Farmer’s Market, 4900 Council Street NE (Corner of Collins Road and Council St NE)

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