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The Art of Grieving: How art helps us live our best lives

The Art of Grieving: How art helps us live our best lives

Sunday, August 21

10:00am-11:30am PDT

This is a digital event. You should receive information in your ticket or from the host about how to join online.

$0 - $50
Embracing grief as the art we need it to be, we look to the arts for inspiration–exploring various art forms to help us process loss and create rituals for remembrance and community transformation

Join Sheila K Collins, PhD and members of the InterPlay-based Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players for this interactive 90-minute exploration of grieving as a life-long art. Looking to art and artists for inspiration, we’ll use InterPlay, a creative approach that involves the folk arts of dance, song, storytelling, and stillness. We’ll invite participants to share snippets of their own stories and what they have been learning about the art of grieving through this unprecedented time. You may attend any or all the four workshops of this series. Guest artists from the worldwide InterPlay community will be featured.

Dr. Sheila K Collins PhD is a dancing social worker, grief advocate, and author of Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and Rituals that Heal, Stillpoint: A Self-care Playbook for Caregivers to Find Ease, and Time to Breathe, and Reclaim Joy, and an upcoming book, The Art of Grieving, She directs InterPlay Pittsburgh and the InterPlay-based improvisational performance company Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players.

InterPlay is an active, improvisational, creative approach to unlocking the wisdom of the body. As an international social movement, InterPlay is dedicated to enabling ease and balance in human relationships across cultures and between people of different generations and backgrounds. Its practitioners have found that creatively playing with serious issues in community often gets us further than simply working on them.


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