Upcoming events

2 Feb

Arts & Health InterSECT

“Arts & Health InterSECT” – Creating Health and Wellness Through the Arts in Southeastern CT
co-hosted by six of the SECT Cultural Coalition’s Arts in Health Roundtable members (ArtReach, Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT, Horses Healing Humans, Reliance Health, The Lighthouse, and Writers Block Inc.)

Learn, share and be inspired by arts-based collaborative health and wellness efforts in the region and beyond.

Free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register

Program includes:

  • Coffee and networking with co-host information tables
  • Kick-off performance by Writer’s Block
  • Welcome and Introduction: Wendy Bury, Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition
  • Remarks by:  State Senator Heather Somers, co-Chair of Public Health Committee and Bill Stanley, Vice President, Development & Community Relations, Yale New Haven Health, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
  • Keynote:  Judy Dworin, Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.,  Founder, Executive & Artistic Director (bio below)  Judy Dworin Performance Project is an award-winning organization whose work on stage, in schools and in prison communities sparks awareness about social issues and provides compelling experiences through multi-arts performance and residencies in the community.
  • Collaborating for Impact: Presentations featuring local organizations:
    • Common Thread Project (Reliance Health, UCFS, The Light House, Horses Healing Humans)
    • The Light House (a project with Riverfront Children’s Center and Emerson Theater Collaborative)
    • Artreach
    • Writer’s Block (a project with Safe Futures)
  • Community discussion and Q&A with speakers and presenters

*Snow Date - February 23, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:30 AMMashantucket Pequot Museum

2 Mar

March First Friday - Reliance Health Artist Collective

March 2018 brings back the annual Artist Collective.
Reliance Health is pleased to share the incredible talent and creativity of it's members and staff. Join us as we celebrate our established and aspiring artists!

6:00 PM - 9:00 PMReliance Health Gallery

6 Apr

April First Friday - Susan McElaney

Meet and greet with local author Susan McElaney.
We'll have live music and a lively book discussion. Join us!

Susan L. McElaney is a lifelong Connecticut resident and retired nurse. Throughout her thirty-six-year career, she worked at a hospital for terminally ill cancer patients, as well as the mental health ward of a women’s correctional facility—valuable experiences that have contributed heavily to her writing.

McElaney is the coauthor of two memoirs: Stolen Halo, published in 2012, and With Broken Wings, published in 2013. Me, Myself, and Ivy is her debut novel.

A mother of three and grandmother of five, she currently lives with her husband in Norwich, Connecticut.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PMReliance Health Gallery

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