A blustery, rain dampened Easter morning, the early clouds now giving way to moments of sun and blue sky. Being early April, the sun has melted away the snow and warmed the ground allowing new growth in the understory at … Continue reading
Jennie is home from Egypt. Here she writes about her work, explorations, and friendships in Cairo.
I am now back from Cairo, Egypt, where I spent two weeks working with Dawar Arts (www.dawararts.com)a wonderful experience on many levels. And, I have to say, it was lovely to move around without a winter coat!
Working with my colleague Ben Rivers, and others at the Dawar Arts Center was exciting and inspiring.
Ben Rivers, Ahmed Mounir, and I having lunch by the Nile River.
Dawar is fast becoming a home for therapies, psychodrama, dance/movement work, arts based therapies workshops and training. I was the first trainer in their Creative Arts Training program, a year long diploma program to support community advocates in using the arts in their work. Our focus was on using Visual art, and we integrated other expressive arts into the process. Participants of this program
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come from all over Egypt, and Lebanon. My last workshop “Caring for Caregivers An arts based approach…
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A bright, chilly day, the kind of Vermont day that leads to a healthy sap run in the afternoon. After a halt of a few weeks because of frigid weather, maple sugaring is again underway. Yummmmm!
A clear, crisp, bright late January day, deep snow pack melting away at the edges. Oh, wait! It’s March! I’ve just finished reading Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. The “biographical” novel narrates the life of a Nigerian girl born with one … Continue reading