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.
If you would like to submit artwork or perform in an upcoming Express Yourself event, please call 201-608-0146 for more information.
(Please note that participation in this event is limited to children and young adults with chronic and/or life threatening illnesses and the siblings of those children.)
Express Yourself-New Jersey 2015
Sunday, November 1st
1:30pm - 5:00pm (performances begin at 3:00pm)
The Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Join ArtWorks in this celebration of the creative spirit of children and young adults battling severe and chronic illnesses!
The Express Yourself event is a day of fun, featuring:
We hope you will join us!
- Gallery Display of Participants' Artwork
- Performances by Participants (beginning at 3:00pm)
- Art Activities with a Professional Artist
- Snacks and Refreshments
- Gift Bags and Certificates of Participation for all Participants
- More Surprises . . .
For any questions or additional information, please contact ArtWorks by calling the office at 201-608-0146 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.