Empowerment through Creative Expression
In April, we hosted An Evening of Creative Expression to showcase the creativity and talents of our members. This special reception invited members to exhibit the work that they developed in Gilda’s Club workshops. The evening featured painted works, poetry and essays, origami, and original songs developed in the John Lennon Real Love Project collaboration between Gilda’s Club and Theatre Within.
Part of our mission is to empower our community through healthy lifestyle workshops, which includes Creative Expressions. Researchers believe artistic expression is an important activity for the mind. It can serve as a type of therapy, helping to sort through emotions and thoughts. It can empower by giving an individual control over what and how they expresses themselves and it can help reduce stress as it focuses one’s thoughts.
At Gilda’s Club, we offer workshops in writing, art projects, knitting, stand-up comedy, plus many others to help reduce stress, anxiety and pain, as well as improve on the overall quality of life.