Tag: oncology survivorship

Mindful Arts

Carlow University BA art educator Alison Zapata invites patients to experience this expressive arts class intended to facilitate opportunities to practice self-care using various visual arts mediums of painting, music, adult coloring and crafts. No experience needed, just an open mind.

Alison Zapata works as a professional artist specializing in paintings, ranging from collage to portraits and murals. She especially loves working with vibrant colors and large spaces to convey the energy and life of her topic through murals. She enjoys incorporating photography, textured papers, and other multimedia materials to give the works depth and richness. She is a Carlow University BA Art Educator with more than 20 years’ experience as well as a Resident Artist in the Artists in Education Partnership through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  She was awarded participation in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Art and Society: Brazil/U.S. Educational Partnership.

Mindful Arts

Carlow University BA art educator Alison Zapata invites patients to experience this expressive arts class intended to facilitate opportunities to practice self-care using various visual arts mediums of painting, music, adult coloring and crafts. No experience needed, just an open mind.

Alison Zapata works as a professional artist specializing in paintings, ranging from collage to portraits and murals. She especially loves working with vibrant colors and large spaces to convey the energy and life of her topic through murals. She enjoys incorporating photography, textured papers, and other multimedia materials to give the works depth and richness. She is a Carlow University BA Art Educator with more than 20 years’ experience as well as a Resident Artist in the Artists in Education Partnership through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  She was awarded participation in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Art and Society: Brazil/U.S. Educational Partnership.

Literary Arts

Patients are invited to join poet and artist Veronica Corpuz through a series of grounding embodiment exercises, guided imagery and writing prompts that explore the many stories held within the body. No writing background is necessary—simply an open heart and mind to feel and discover the words and narratives seeking expression through each patient’s unique voice and experience.

Veronica Corpuz is a poet and member of the Madwomen in the Attic workshop at Carlow University and the #notwhite collective in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her most recent collection of poetry, The Widow’s Calendar, was a finalist for the 2019 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and 2020 Airlie Prize. With the #notwhite collective, she has exhibited mixed media work and photography at Buen Vivir Gallery in Buffalo, the Brew House and SPACE galleries in Pittsburgh and Harlan Gallery at Seton Hill University.

Mindful Arts

Carlow University BA art educator Alison Zapata invites patients to experience this expressive arts class intended to facilitate opportunities to practice self-care using various visual arts mediums of painting, music, adult coloring and crafts. No experience needed, just an open mind.

Alison Zapata works as a professional artist specializing in paintings, ranging from collage to portraits and murals. She especially loves working with vibrant colors and large spaces to convey the energy and life of her topic through murals. She enjoys incorporating photography, textured papers, and other multimedia materials to give the works depth and richness. She is a Carlow University BA Art Educator with more than 20 years’ experience as well as a Resident Artist in the Artists in Education Partnership through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  She was awarded participation in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Art and Society: Brazil/U.S. Educational Partnership.

Literary Arts

Patients are invited to join poet and artist Veronica Corpuz through a series of grounding embodiment exercises, guided imagery and writing prompts that explore the many stories held within the body. No writing background is necessary—simply an open heart and mind to feel and discover the words and narratives seeking expression through each patient’s unique voice and experience.

Veronica Corpuz is a poet and member of the Madwomen in the Attic workshop at Carlow University and the #notwhite collective in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her most recent collection of poetry, The Widow’s Calendar, was a finalist for the 2019 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and 2020 Airlie Prize. With the #notwhite collective, she has exhibited mixed media work and photography at Buen Vivir Gallery in Buffalo, the Brew House and SPACE galleries in Pittsburgh and Harlan Gallery at Seton Hill University.

Mindful Arts

Carlow University BA art educator Alison Zapata invites patients to experience this expressive arts class intended to facilitate opportunities to practice self-care using various visual arts mediums of painting, music, adult coloring and crafts. No experience needed, just an open mind.

Alison Zapata works as a professional artist specializing in paintings, ranging from collage to portraits and murals. She especially loves working with vibrant colors and large spaces to convey the energy and life of her topic through murals. She enjoys incorporating photography, textured papers, and other multimedia materials to give the works depth and richness. She is a Carlow University BA Art Educator with more than 20 years’ experience as well as a Resident Artist in the Artists in Education Partnership through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  She was awarded participation in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Art and Society: Brazil/U.S. Educational Partnership.

Literary Arts

Patients are invited to join poet and artist Veronica Corpuz through a series of grounding embodiment exercises, guided imagery and writing prompts that explore the many stories held within the body. No writing background is necessary—simply an open heart and mind to feel and discover the words and narratives seeking expression through each patient’s unique voice and experience.

Veronica Corpuz is a poet and member of the Madwomen in the Attic workshop at Carlow University and the #notwhite collective in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her most recent collection of poetry, The Widow’s Calendar, was a finalist for the 2019 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and 2020 Airlie Prize. With the #notwhite collective, she has exhibited mixed media work and photography at Buen Vivir Gallery in Buffalo, the Brew House and SPACE galleries in Pittsburgh and Harlan Gallery at Seton Hill University.

Mindful Arts

Carlow University BA art educator Alison Zapata invites patients to experience this expressive arts class intended to facilitate opportunities to practice self-care using various visual arts mediums of painting, music, adult coloring and crafts. No experience needed, just an open mind.

Alison Zapata works as a professional artist specializing in paintings, ranging from collage to portraits and murals. She especially loves working with vibrant colors and large spaces to convey the energy and life of her topic through murals. She enjoys incorporating photography, textured papers, and other multimedia materials to give the works depth and richness. She is a Carlow University BA Art Educator with more than 20 years’ experience as well as a Resident Artist in the Artists in Education Partnership through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  She was awarded participation in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Art and Society: Brazil/U.S. Educational Partnership.

Restorative Movement

Restorative exercises are activities designed to help with muscle recovery and overall well-being. This technique is also known as active recovery. These exercises tap into the body’s healing mechanisms while also promoting mental and physical relaxation. Join licensed personal trainer, professional dancer and teaching artist Simon Phillips to explore mindfulness with dance inspired movement. No experience needed and fully adaptable to any physical limitations.

Simon Phillips is inspired by the nature of sensation, biomechanics, and physiology. Originally from Macon, Georgia, he began dance training primarily for recreation. Simon attended Kennesaw State University where he graduated as a Who’s Who scholar with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and dance. His career brought him to Pittsburgh in 2017, where he has since worked as a professional dancer and teaching artist for the local community. Currently serving as Education Coordinator for PearlArts @ KST Mutual Aid residency and a licensed personal trainer. Simon is passionate about service in arts & health administration to promote holistic wellbeing.

Literary Arts

Patients are invited to join poet and artist Veronica Corpuz through a series of grounding embodiment exercises, guided imagery and writing prompts that explore the many stories held within the body. No writing background is necessary—simply an open heart and mind to feel and discover the words and narratives seeking expression through each patient’s unique voice and experience.

Veronica Corpuz is a poet and member of the Madwomen in the Attic workshop at Carlow University and the #notwhite collective in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her most recent collection of poetry, The Widow’s Calendar, was a finalist for the 2019 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and 2020 Airlie Prize. With the #notwhite collective, she has exhibited mixed media work and photography at Buen Vivir Gallery in Buffalo, the Brew House and SPACE galleries in Pittsburgh and Harlan Gallery at Seton Hill University.