CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Art and music offer an avenue for expression for everyone especially for those who find it difficult to communicate otherwise. Julia Sorensen from the Center for Human Development is here to tell us about the healing arts festival.
Second Annual Healing Arts Festival
Wednesday June 11, 2014
11:30am to 1:30pm
One Financial Plaza in Springfield, MA.
The Center for Human Development (CHD), NAI Plotkin , and One Financial Plaza announce the second annual Healing Arts Festival. The Healing Arts Festival was designed to promote the use of visual and performing arts as an avenue of expression; using the arts to promote healing from the struggle to overcome addiction, mental health issues, developmental disabilities, or other challenges that many face. This year the Festival will also include other healing modalities such as yoga, reiki, massage and a musical performance.
The Healing Arts Festival will be held Wednesday June 11, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at One Financial Plaza in Springfield, MA. The event is co-sponsored by CHD board chair Evan Plotkin of NAI Plotkin. “This event will help highlight the vitally important work CHD provides to the local community, while also celebrating the arts in Springfield. NAI Plotkin is proud to be able to provide the space for this event and showcase the varied ways art can help people heal.“
Founded in 1972, the nonprofit Center for Human Development (CHD) is a family of more than 70 programs that deliver a wide range of health care and social services in communities throughout Western Massachusetts and Connecticut in areas such as mental health, youth mentoring, family stabilization, foster care, cancer support, early intervention, elder care, occupational therapy, intellectual and physical disabilities, homelessness prevention, substance abuse, and juvenile justice.