Art+Wellness 





Across the globe, museums are being recognized as places of wellness and community building, offering opportunities for social interaction and engagement with the arts in ways that foster creativity, positive well-being, learning, and health. Art+Wellness is a new and exciting program in partnership with Network Health. The monthly Art+Wellness talks will feature health care professionals, art therapy experts, musicians, artists, and professors.

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:30–11:30 for interesting and interactive presentations that will inspire a creative life. Free for members.

 

Discovering Creativity Everyday
Wednesday, December 1 | 10:30–11:30

Do you wish to cultivate more creativity in your everyday life? Violist, researcher, educator, and creative spirit Dr. Sharon Tenhundfeld shares how music is a vehicle to jump start your creative inspiration. Experience performance and conversation with Dr. Tenhundfeld as she shares personal stories, research, and practical applications on how music and art can inspire you to solve problems, generate ideas, and facilitate communication and connection to yourself and your community.

Dr. Sharon Tenhundfeld has performed with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and rock bands and is most noted for her collaborations with artists in dance, theatre, and visual art. Formerly a professor at University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Opera, Dr. Tenhundfeld developed a practice method for musicians called Creative Musician: An Artistic Method to Aid the Expressivity of Musicians.

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Yoga and Artful Meditation
Wednesday, January 5 | 10:30–11:30

Just like art, yoga and meditation is a practice of mindful awareness. They each in their own way allows the viewer/practitioner/artist to slow down, pause and feel from the inside and can have profound affect on mental and emotional well-being. We’ll explore together simple yogic techniques including gentle movements and breathing practices leading up to an artful meditation.Yoga movements will be done while remaining seated in a chair and are easily accessible for your own day to day wellness.

Jamie Mullen, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a certified yoga therapist, teacher and meditation guide. Jamie uses various tools and techniques that have been shown to benefit the health and well-being of her private and group clients including cancer patients and their caregivers, health professionals, people in addiction recovery, senior living residents, and various women’s organizations.

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Art + Wellness programs are free with membership. Become a member today!