Monday, March 21, 2011

Wellness Weekend, a reflective, restorative retreat

by Susan Gartner

The Opening Reception for the YS Arts Council's "Art of Healing" group exhibit took place Friday, March 18, in conjunction with Third Friday Fling and YSAC Experience Wellness Weekend. The event highlighted 30 artists and performers and included music by Yellow Springs Strings, food, wine, and a Fundraiser Arts Raffle.

I participated in two of the weekend wellness workshops: a small group session with keynote speaker Dr. Sherry Wheaton on Saturday afternoon at Antioch Midwest University and a Soul Collage workshop at the YSAC Gallery on Sunday morning. Both sessions were well worth the $39 registration fee and made for a very thoughtful, reflective, and restorative retreat following Friday night's high-energy party.

Thanks to all who volunteered in front and behind-the-scenes and made the weekend such a big success.

To those who missed the Friday night opening, the YSAC Gallery will have open hours on Saturdays, March 26 and April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Gallery is located at 309 Xenia Avenue, next to Speedway. Feel free to stop by and enjoy the stone terrace and garden areas anytime.

Photos by Susan Gartner

No comments: