Breathe Together

Through the power of dialogue, mindfulness, and creative expression,  Jana Marie Foundation’s Breathe Together  virtual workshop series creates a space to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental well-being.  This program, offered in partnership with the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State and HUB-Robeson Gallery, is inspired by the exhibition The Anxiety Project.

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Tuesday evenings
February 2 and 9
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Zoom Meeting Room

About Breathe Together

Dr. Bill Doan’s artwork reminds us about the importance of taking deep breaths and connecting with ourselves and others. Through the power of dialogue, mindfulness, and creative expression, Jana Marie Foundation’s Breathe Together virtual workshop series creates a space to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental well-being.  Each session we will provide an opportunity to review Dr. Bill Doan’s art, build connections through conversations, and create our own art to transform emotional distress into hope and resiliency. This program, offered in partnership with the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State and HUB-Robeson Gallery, is inspired by the exhibition The Anxiety Project.  Come for one workshop or come to both. Participants will need to bring supplies to each virtual session (ex. markers, colored pencils, pen, paper). No prior arts experience is needed.

Week 1: Contour Drawing Portraits
Week 2: Six Word Stories

About The Anxiety Project

For Dr. Doan, drawing, performing, and sharing have helped him – and others – cope. Therapeutic and alleviating symptoms, drawing, performing, and storytelling have helped Doan to imagine his mental health, rather than to be defined by mental illness. The Anxiety Project, invites others to draw for their mental health too. Available online and in-person The Anxiety Project is installed in HUB Gallery and is open daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm through March 14. A program of Student Affairs, HUB-Robeson Galleries partners with students and contemporary artists to produce gallery exhibitions, public projects, artist residencies, educational programs, and cultural events. Our programs are Free for All, Always.

 

About Jana Marie Foundation

Jana Marie Foundation harnesses the power of creative expression and dialogue to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental health and well-being among young people and their communities. The organization envisions communities working together to knock down walls and transform emotional distress into hope and resiliency.  It is a great honor to partner with Medora Ebersole and the Center for the Performing Arts and HUB-Robeson Galleries on this program.  Throughout the years, Jana Marie Foundation has closely followed the work of Bill Doan and his engaging way of igniting conversations about mental health and well-being. Dr. Bill Doan has supported the work of Jana Marie Foundation and has spoken and performed at the foundation’s annual dinner as well as at An Evening of Hope, Healing, and Remembrance (suicide prevention day). We are forever grateful for these partnerships.

 

About the Center for Performing Arts at Penn State

The Center for the Performing Arts provides a context, through artistic connections, to the human experience. By bringing artists and audiences together we spark discovery of passion, inspiration, and inner truths. We are a motivator for creative thinking and examination of our relationship with the world.

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