HEALING THROUGH CREATIVITY

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS ____________ _________________  SHOWS ~ Guests ~ Information 2006-2008 ___________ LINDA  TOBOROWSKY Radio Host Freelance Writer _______________ ROY M. STEINBERG~ Artist/ Gallery _____________ KATHRYN JOHNSON GLASER~ Educator ~ Docent ~ Co-Host _____________ KENNETH HARI ~ International Portraitist _____________ DR. HADASSAH GUTTMANN Pianist ~ Educator ___________ Junior Announcer DANIEL J. GRZESIK _________________ Photos Page 1 - 2006 -2007 ___________________ Photos Page 2 - 2006 -2007 _____________ NINA HAND - Performer - Executive Director _____________ BOB YUROCHKO~ Musician ~ Author ~ Artist ______________ DR. THEODORE K. SCHLOSBERG ~ NJ Workshop on the Arts ______________ DR. ANITA O. SOLOMON Clinical Psychologist ~ Musician _____________ ANGELO ORLANDO, Jr. Edison Art Society ______________ LINDA VONDERSCHMIDT-LaSTELLA _____________ BARBARA GOOD - Pianist~ Soloist MyLifeTime Book ____________ RUSS McCUBBIN ACTOR - STUNTMAN ______________ NOELLE COMPINSKY TINTURIN~ Pianist ____________ A TRIBUTE to the BEATLES _____________  MARK TRAUTMAN Conductor ~ NBCO _____________ REBECCA SCOTT - Conductor- Cantabile Chamber Chorale ______________ EVA ETZIONI-HALEVY, Ph.D. Biblical Novelist _____________ The VILLAGER'S THEATRE _____________ ZITA GEOFFROY HEINZ ~ Actor _____________ HEALING THROUGH CREATIVITY _____________ DR. BERNARD ROSE ` Musician - Educator _____________ MARVIN CHEITEN, Ph.D Playwright ~ Director _____________ THE REDDING BROTHERS ~ Musicians ~ Composers _____________ BARRON ARTS CENTER --CYNTHIA KNIGHT Director ______________ LIKE-MINDED ENTERTAINMENT~ Film Makers ______________ LARRY McCULLOUGH, Ph.D. Playwright ` Musician ~ Educator ______________ ROIA RAFIEYAN~ Singer ~ Musician ~ Composer ~ Music Therapist ______________ A Tribute to MARCEL MARCEAU _____________ STEPHEN H. FOREMAN - Screenwriter- Author ___________ THORNEY LIEBERMAN~ Photographer ___________ DEBBIE HILL - Photojournalist ____________ JULIA SADD Journalist - Lyricist - Author ____________ CINDY BOGGS- Author - Instructor - Speaker ____________ BRUCE K. HALEY, Jr --Photographer _______________ AILA ACCAD Speaker ~ Author _____________ Bobby Gonzalez Storyteller ____________ Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission ___________ LEO KRAFT Composer ~ Theorist ~ Pedagogue ____________ GARY JAMES Poet - Author - Speaker ___________ Dr. MARTIN HALPERN Playwright ~ Poet ~ Composer ~ Educator ___________ BLENKO GLASS COMPANY ___________ RUTH KIRK - Author Childrens' Books ____________ POETS WEDNESDAY Edie Eustice ~ Deborah LaVeglia ____________ GRANT COOPER ~ Conductor - WVa Symphony ___________ Katelyn Dawn - Composer - Singer - Musician ___________ Gary Cohen Producing Director MIDDLESEX COUNTY'S Plays-In-The-Park ______________ PHIL PEPE Sports Writer ~ Author _____________ ROBERT CUCCIOLI Actor ` Singer ` Director Stage & Television ___________ LARRY GROCE - Singer ~ Composer ~ Executive Director of FESTIVALL~ 'When A City Becomes A Work of Art' ____________ EAST BRUNSWICK LIBRARY - A 21st Century Community Center ____________ Andy Rothstein Guitarist ~ Songwriter ~ Composer ____________

Healing Through Creativity Festival
2008 

Friday-October 10
th
 
to  
Sunday -October 19th

Davis Fine Arts Center of WVSU

Institute, West Virginia
 
Website:  www.HealingThroughCreativity.org 

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(A Festival From the Heart and Soul)  

History, Purpose, Objectives and Goals

Dr. Judith L. Herman in the benchmark book
"Trauma and Recovery" states that,
"Supportive responses from other people can mitigate
the impact of a traumatic event." 
She goes on to say that, 
"Overcoming feelings of abandonment is
a major step forward in recovering from trauma."

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In March 2005, an opportunity arose to meet the needs
of survivors of trauma where each person could share
creative works which helps promote healing.

The Healing Through Creativity Festival began in 2005
to provide an environment for all survivors
to share and express what each chooses to share
in a safe and accepting atmosphere. 
Creative works which are entered
into the Festival are not judged.
Entrants can register anonymously, if desired.

The Healing through Creativity Festival
focuses on the expression of the positive aspects
of healing from the effects of trauma
and it promotes community awareness.
Progressing from simple appreciation of the causes
and nature of trauma to a deeper understanding,
attitudes begin to change.
This alone helps to prevent further or lessen
the severity of similar trauma.

On April 15, 2005, the Healing Through Creativity Festival
found a home in Putnam County, West Virginia
at the Museum in the Community.
In July 2005, the initial Healing Through Creativity
meeting took place.

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Then in the Fall of 2005, Tracey Ballard answered
the call for help on the After Silence Message Board.
She agreed to create the Healing Through Creativity web site
and by November 2005, the site was up  and receiving 
as many as several hundred visits per day.
The web is the primary and central means of communication
and houses the guidelines and news of the Festival.

 July 1 - 29, 2006
The initial Healing through Creativity Festival
was held. It was designed by survivors for survivors and
focused on the counties surrounding Charleston, WVa.
Although most participants are local, survivors
from across the United States from as far as California
have traveled to Hurricane, West Virginia to be part
of the month-long Festival
with music, poetry readings and art Exhibit.
Other survivors participated via e-mail as far away as
Nigeria, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

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This year (2007), the Healing Through Creativity Festival
has drawn participants from as far away as Australia.
We hope that the Festival will continue to grow
with ideas and expand to new locations.

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2007 PHOTOS and SCHEDULE OF EVENTS BELOW
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JULY 1st- 29th 2007

    EXHIBITS - POETRY READINGS - MUSIC  - WORKSHOPS    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Photo by L. Toborowsky 2007

Photo by L. Toborowsky  2007

TRACEY BALLARD traveled to W. Va. from Australia with her husband and children for the Annual Healing Through Creativity Festival.

Photo by L. Toborowsky  2007

Photo by L. Toborowsky  2007

Photo by L. Toborowsky

Photo by L. Toborowsky  2007

Photos by L. Toborowsky  2007

GEORGE ROBERTSON President of the Healing Through Creativity

Photo by L. Toborowsky  2007

SARAH FOX with her Art display

Photo by L. Toborowsky  2007

BRENDA DUFF with her Art displays

Photo by L. Toboorowsky 2007

Photo by L. Toborowsky  2007 
       POETRY READINGS at the MUSEUM in the COMMUNITY

Photo by L. Toborowsky  2007

IN MEMORIUM

 ~ REMEMBERING ~   JODI LARSON

 

 

 

Healing Through Creativity 2007 Schedule of Events

 Last Updated June 24, 2007
July 1 Sunday
10:30AM Morning Service at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
1PM Opening Ceremony with Dr. Terry Smith and HTC Members
Afternoon Art/Photography Ken Tucker - East Wing
1:30PM Poetry Open Mic – Llewellyn McKernan - Main Room
2:30PM Journaling – 5 Ways to Journal Feelings – Linda Moore - Class Room
3:30PM How to Live a Stress Free Life – Dr. Terry Smith – RESA II - Main Room
4PM We are Survivors – Ginger Gillenwater – Class Room
5 – 5:30PM Music by Roger Rabalais and Dick Patton in the Main Room

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July 7 Saturday :  1-6PM Gospel Sing at Museum in the Community in Main Room

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July 14 Saturday

1PM We are Survivors – Ginger Gillenwater – Class Room
Afternoon Art/Photography Ken Tucker - East Wing

1-5PM - On-going Art Craftin Workshop - Pam Steelhammer
2PM Poetry – Lori Bilyou - Main Room
2:30PM Journaling – 5 Ways to Journal Feelings – Linda Moore - Class Room
3:30PM Lavender Power Beading Party – Patty Rase Hopson – Main Room
3:30PM Music by Doug Imbrogno on the Courtyard
4:30PM Self Esteem – Elizabeth Crawford – Class Room
5:30-8 Bastille Day-Fais doe doe Cajun dinner/Delta music/dance – Courtyard

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July 17 Tuesday: 6:30-9:30PM RAD: Basic Self Defense for Women – Class Room

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July 20 Friday

6:30PM Poetry Open Mic – Sarah Fox - Main Room
Evening “Show of Hands” Project for Jodi Larson – Class Room and Courtyard
7:30PM Raise Your Hand for Haullie Free by Tracey Ballard - Class Room
9-10PM Music by Dick Patton and Herb Nutter and TBA in the Main Room

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July 21 Saturday


9AM Nature & Spirituality Walk – Lori Bilyou – in Park
Starting in morning “Show of Hands” Project for Jodi Larson - East Wing and Courtyard
10AM Yoga – TBA – Class Room
11AM Intro to RAD – Lori Bilyou – Main Room
12Noon Show of Hands for Jodi Larson - Main Room
12:30 Music by Dave McClanahan in the Main Room
1PM Secondary Survivors – Catherine Sines - Class Room

1-5PM - On-going Art Craftin Workshop - Brenda Duff
2PM Music by Synergy in the Main Room
2:30PM Mindfulness (centering) – Rachel Dash – Class Room
3:30PM Music by Synergy in the Main Room
4PM Poetry Readings – Sarah Fox and Open Poetry – Main Room
4:30PM Music by Dime Store Heist in the Main Room
5PM Teen Grief is Different – Grace Monet – Class Room
6PM Music - by Dime Store Heist in the Main Room
6:30PM Voices of Strength for Haullie Free by Brenda Duff - Class Room
7:30PM Survivors Way Musical - George Robertson - Main Room

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July 22 Sunday

10:30AM Morning Service at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
1PM Art/Photography Ken Tucker – Class Room
2PM Faith Based Healing – Elizabeth Crawford - Class Room
3PM Art Hands On – Jodi Larson - Class Room
4PM Music TBA and speaking - Main Room
5PM Cookout & Music - Courtyard
6:30PM Poetry Readings – Sarah Fox, Lori Bilyou & Open Poetry – Main Room
7:30 Nature & Spirituality Walk – Lori Bilyou – in Park

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July 24 Tuesday: 6:30-9:30PM RAD: Basic Self Defense for Women - Class Room

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 July 27 Friday

See Queenzy Luv Website at http://www.queenzyluv.com/

6:30PM Telling Your Story: Recovery Oriented Not War Story -Sara Fox-Class Room
7:30PM Music - Music – Open Mic at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

Fellowship Hall with Queenzy Luv

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July 28 Saturday

10AM Nature & Spirituality Walk – Lori Bilyou – in Park
11AM Poverty and Abuse – Evelyn Dortch – Class Room
12Noon Music by Roger Rabalais in the Main Room
12:30 Journaling – 5 Ways to Journal Feelings – Linda Moore - Class Room

1-5PM - On-going Art Craftin Workshop - Pam Steelhammer
1:30PM Music by Mark Athuiton in the Main Room
2PM Art/Photography – Ken Tucker – Class Room
3PM Teen Grief – Jane Beaman – Class Room

at St. Timothy's in the Valley (St. Timothy's Episcopal Church)
4PM Music by Dave McClannahan and Dick Patton in the Fellowship Hall
4:30PM Self Esteem – Elizabeth Crawford – Fellowship Hall
5:30PM Music by Doug Imbrogno in the Fellowship Hall
6PM Scrap Booking Your Journal – Lori Bilyou – Fellowship Hall
7PM Songwriters-in-the-Round hosted by G. Robertson and Queenzy Luv – Sanctuary
8PM We Are Survivors – Ginger Gillenwater - Fellowship Hall
9PM Music Jam with Queenzy Luvin the Fellowship Hall

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July 29 Sunday

10:30AM Morning Service at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
12:30-2:30PM Party – Main Room – Music by Queenzy Luv & Friends
2:30 – 4:30PM Take Down Exhibits and Clean Museum

2:30-5:30PM RAD: Basic Self Defense for Women - Class Room

Website:  www.HealingThroughCreativity.org