Exhibit

Art is Good Medicine

Art Is Good Med Pic Horiz

Art is Good Medicine is an Arts in Healthcare program in partnership with local healthcare providers such as Vidant Health. Professional visual artists and dancers work with adult and pediatric cancer patients and survivors. Through the arts, patients, survivors, and their caregivers can begin to cope with their challenge. In addition, Emerge Gallery and Art Center, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, offers free adult workshops to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers.

All workshops below are free to those affected by cancer including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members over the age of 16.

Vidant Cancer Care at Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower in Greenville, NC offers a variety of free classes throughout the week for cancer patients, survivors, family members and care givers. Call 855-698-4326 for more information. Registration is required.

embroidery

Thursday, January 16th, 6:30pm until 8:00pm

We will cover basic embroidery techniques and designs while relaxing with friends. Embroidery is an old traditional art creating decorative details on fabric with a needle and thread while incorporating other materials such as pearls, beads and sequins.
Located at Emerge Gallery & Art Center

Located at Emerge Gallery & Art Center

Cost: Free

Instructor: Mary Dementev

coming soon


mixed media painting 

Thursday, February 20th, 6:30pm until 8:00pm

Relax and learn the basics of acrylic painting on vinyl. This retro mixed media canvas can put a fun spin on your typical painting project and makes for an interesting art piece to hang in your home.

Located at Emerge Gallery & Art Center

Cost: Free

Instructor: Mary Dementev

coming soon


handbuilding decorative bowls

Thursday, March 19th , 6:30pm until 8:00pm

A person is able to model, touch, feel, roll, and even pound on clay making it a therapeutic tool. De-stress, create, and explore with us as we form a bowl and decorate its surface with patterns. After construction, your pots will be fired by our staff, and bagged for you to come back to pick up three weeks later.

Located at Emerge Gallery & Art Center

Cost: Free

Instructor: Mary Dementev

coming soon


greeting cards

Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30pm until 8:00pm

Have you ever sent a card to someone that you made yourself? You will be using several different techniques to make multiple cards on cardstock making a perfect canvas for you to write a love note to a family member or friend on their special day.

Located at Emerge Gallery & Art Center

Cost: Free

Instructor: Mary Dementev

coming soon


bookmaking

Thursday, May 21st, 6:30pm until 8:00pm

Located at Emerge Gallery & Art Center

Cost: Free

Instructor: Mary Dementev

coming soon


For more information contact Paula Rountree at (252) 551-6947 or paula@pittcountyarts.org