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Our Creative Society: The Arts + Wellbeing / Illuminating Ways to Thrive, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1

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January 31 and February 1, 2014, Cornish College of the Arts presents the second annual Our Creative Society, a two-day convening that celebrates and illuminates the role that the arts play in the health and well-being of individuals and communities.



Friday, January 31, 7 – 10 p.m.
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street
Tickets $25 general public, $20 for Cornish alumni and students. Ages 21+.
An opening night party filled with alumni talent, headlined by hip-hop artist Katie Kate, and featuring performances by dancer Amy O’Neal, and new arts collective The Pendleton House. Also includes DJ, catered food truck and complimentary cocktails.

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Day of Ideas

Saturday, February 1, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street
Free and open to the public, no reservation needed.
A day of performances, experiences, workshops and conversations that draw connections between art and wellbeing, featuring a workshop with David Leventhal, Program Director for the nationally acclaimed Dance for PD®, a collaboration between Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group. The day will explore the palliative nature of creativity and artistry across all spectrums of wellbeing from personal to social health.
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The theme this year is The Arts + Wellbeing. Illuminating Ways to Thrive. The goal of this theme is to explore the ways in which creativity and artistic practice can bring new approaches to human health and wellbeing, from the personal to the public. During the Day of Ideas, we will expand this theme within the framework of key focal points including physical and societal health as well as participatory workshops to experience well being.

Other participants include Douglas Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin; dancer and choreographer Ezra Dickinson (DA ’07); Kate Myre, Ellen Boyle, and Lisa Norman, Cornish theater faculty; Tom Leeser, Director, Center for Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts; Peggy Weiss, Curator, Harborview Medical Art Collection; Holly Jacobson, Executive Director, Path with Art; Eli Hastings, author; and Reilly Sinanan, artist and Cornish art student.

Our Creative Society: The Arts + Wellbeing. Illuminating Ways to Thrive is sponsored by KEXP and The Stranger.


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