This quarterly event was a winner, from a wonderful art sale to the exciting and heart felt performances that included; Acting, Singing, and Dance, Lots of fun and creativity celebrated by 9Muses Members and guests. Thank you for coming to our quarterly event! The next show will be September 29, 2017. Save the date and join us.
Donna Fox (instructor) for Chamberlain nursing students
thought up a wonderful project for the clinical portion of the
program's mental health training and with the aid and support of Dina Queen (coordinator); 9muses members enjoyed a course filled with information and pie too.
The project is named: A.D.P.I.E. a.k.a. Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation & Evaluation.
We thank the students of Chamberlain for doing a wonderful job.
It has been a year since Skip Gauvreau had his first solo show and he has been busy. He is on the Board of Directors for MHA of Southeast Florida as 9Muses Art Center’s member representative, he has participated in health fairs, Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and attended classes to expand his knowledge on mental health issues, and he has performed with the Muses Band in the Creativity Café. As Skip puts it; “I am truly grateful for 9Muses and how it has helped turned my life in a positive direction…I have been able to give back to the community.”
Skip has been busy exploring art too. New media and techniques, including painting in 2D/3D, using molding paste. Learning new techniques in acrylics, watercolors and pastels, expressing what he’s learned in class. “I see the progress I have made. I see things with a different perception. I like to deconstruct what I see and change things around in my work.” All we can say is “WELL DONE!”
Lots of fun in the sun and great gifts were admired and sold. This was an opportunity to showcase the work of members and the significant effect of creativity on the mind and body. Members abilities increase, even in those that had no previous experience with art or it's various forms and were convinced that their engagement would prove futile. Giving and sharing for the gift of mental wellness and behavioral health is the ultimate inspiration within this community.
|9MUSES ART CENTER - 7139 WEST OAKLAND PARK BLVD. LAUDERHILL, FL 33313|
|PH: 954-746-2055 FAX: 954-746-6373|
The Quarterly Final Friday Show was preceded by a successful artist's sale. There was a diverse selection of visual arts and specialty items. People from the community visited 9Muses artists and were pleasantly surprised by the creativity and ability of the artists.
Health Professions Division visited the center and engaged members by creating planters with all the necessary materials included. Headed by Max A. Ito, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department: The project was enjoyed by members and added yet another fun activity for participants. Thank you to all of the Nova students for their commitment and creativity.
Celebrated on Friday October 28th and what a party it was. Members fashioned their fitted togas created at the center and a costume contest was not an easy decision for the judges. Along with great music from our DJ Pat Kennedy, fabulous food and drink were enjoyed by all.
9Muses Art Center
Dwight and Paul Williams traveled to Lauderhill, FL from Detroit with videographer Sascha Rybinski of GoodTastic Films to interview Violet King, an artist of 9Muses Art Center for a documentary on PBS. Violet King's work was found by sheer coincidence in a newly purchased storage unit by Dwight Williams. He loved the work so much, he has been promoting Violet's work since. From left: Paul Williams, Dwight Williams, Sascha Rybinski, Violet King (bottom)
The BH bus visited 9Muses today for on-site mini physical check-ups,HIV Testing, and other services, etc, for all members of the community (not only Magellan members). THANK YOU for all of the services you provide, and the kind care you give so freely.
(photo of 9muses staff and members in front of Broward Health Bus)
Nova Southeastern University occupational therapy students are completing the clinical portion of their study of mental and behavioral health at 9Muses. They interact with members to increase abilities to assess needs, and goals for clients. Their studies include; Active listening, recreational exercises, and developing practical strategies for treatment. The students interact with members for a personal understanding of individual needs.
Today an intentional peer support training model was initiated by Power of Peers Supervisor Patrick Sheehan in which a role play was presented in a situational setting as Client to Occupational Therapist for means of establishing professional boundaries without breaking the connection established by the O.T. and hence cause damage to the client’s progress. The presentation exhibited some of the grey areas faced by behavioral healthcare professionals and the challenges of maintaining a cohesive relationship.
When does the shape of a thing become the object of a thing? When does the curve of an arch become an expansive bridge across a valley or the entrance of a building? For Gallery Muse George Glover, art is looking deeper. "When drawing a chair, I don't see a chair, I see angles and shapes. That is what I paint and what the chair becomes."
George Clover, a native of Pompano Beach, FL, is an artist among artists. "My brothers and I would have contests to see who drew something the best." At home we started watching Bob Ross and other painting instructors on a television series."
Around ten years ago George began coming to the art center where he studied with past art instructors Peter Coccuza and later Shane Weaver. As ceramics instructor Nicole Storrs describes it; "It's all about the physical form, he does both painting and sculpture well. It is interesting how 2d art helps 3d art. When you can create depth of
surface and light source on a flat surface it shows how depth and light affects a sculpture.
As current art instructor Pam Alaniz describes Georges' work: "He has a unique style. I have watched him perfect his craft over the last four to five years and I am amazed by how beautiful his work is."
George describes his own technique; "In choosing an object, I look for darkness and light, I look for shape. Self Portraits are exercise for the craft of art as physical exercise is for the body. How you see things, the way you see things, which technique you use creates the image."
Congratulations to Marcia Pinck a long time employee of the Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida and invaluable advocate for the mental health community providing education and awareness.