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 or contact us via email.
Express Yourself - New Jersey
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Monclair, NJ 07042
Performances begin at 3:00 p.m.
We are now accepting submissions for the Express Yourself New Jersey 2014 event! If you would like to particpiate, please click here for a packet!
(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.)