Art and Healing Show in February

Fine Art Healing and Mental Health Exhibition 2008
Impact Artists’ Gallery,
#545 Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., Buffalo 14214
716-835-6817, www.,

FOR RELEASE: January 4, 2008


This is a month long fine art exhibition by artists and non-artists
with free workshops and presentations in the
creative artists, drama, dance, music and art therapists from the community.
The exhibition may be viewed during
regular gallery hours Wednesday – Friday 11-4 and Saturdays 1-4.
Please call the gallery if there is inclement weather.


February 2: 1:30 PM -4:PM Opening Reception
Viewing of art, a chance to meet and mingle with the Artists, and enjoy
Jamie Kabala, artist, art teacher and member of the group Equinox, classic
jazz with a modern edge, and several
members will entertain with their Music.
Travis Widrick teacher of Tango at Shakti Yoga Studio on Sunday Evenings,
and host of monthly Saturday dances, will
demonstrate this healing Tango Dance and give a basic tango class.

February 9:
1:30 PM
Veronica Federiconi Executive Director of Autistic Services will speak about
the many ways the process of art helps
autistic clients. Following this talk, autistic clients will perform a drum
circle in front of their impressive panel of artwork.
2:00 PM
Eileen Hothow MS, CRC Board Certified Art Therapist and Supervisor of
Creative Edge Arts Studio will discuss how
individuals Recovering from Mental Illness or Addiction use expressive arts
to promote and enhance their recovery
process. Some clients will discuss their art exhibited in the show.

February 16:
1:30 PM
This will be a presentation on drama and healing by Mary Kate O’Connell. She
established Cabaret in the Square Theatre
5 years ago and presents a full season of musicals, revues, cabarets,
concerts, plays and murder mysteries. O’Connell &
Company also offers acting and creative drama classes for adults and
3:00 PM Dance demonstration and Lesson with Patty McGuire.and Mike Urban.
These presenters give classes 7 p.m.
Wednesdays, no partner required at St.Patrick’s Episcopal Church,
Cheektowaga. 628-7253. They also host monthly
dances at the VFW Post on Spring St,

TBA: Taoist Tai Chi, Demonstration and Participation

February 23:
1:30 PM
Ralph Sirianni MS, teacher, artist, muralist, uses Art with his Veteran
Hospital clients, and is a sketch artist for the Buffalo
Area Police. Over the past years he did all the sketches of the Bike path
rapist. He will give a presentation discussing the
art exhibited in the show by his client’s and himself and his work with the
3pm Community Drumming Circle facilitated by Elaine Krempholtz
Bring your drums or small instruments, some will be provided. Drum or dance
to the trance like rhythm, meditation in
motion or use the art supplies provided to create art inspired by the music.

Impact Artists’ Gallery
Tri-Main Bldg.- Suite 545
2495 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14214
716-835-6817, www.,


2 responses to “Art and Healing Show in February

  1. How may I contact Mr. Sirianni?
    I would like to speak to him about an assignment to sketch my husband’s grandmother before all the people who knew her are gone. The few are in their late 80’s now.

    Telephone (716) 731-3909

  2. How may I contact Mr. Siriani? I would like an artist to sketch my husband’s grandmother, (many years deceased), before those who knew her have passed on.
    If he is not available or interested, could he please give me the name(s) of others who might be interested and available.
    Thank you very much.
    I have tried to reach someone in this field for several years without success.
    (716)731-3909 home

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