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 Jersey
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Performances begin at 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Specialized Hospital
Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Memorial Hospital
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Matheny Medical and Educational Center
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Saint Peter’s University Hospital
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
The University Hospital
Morty and Gloria Wolosoff Foundation
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.