Recent and Upcoming Events

2016

4th Annual Healing Voices Literary Reading

Healing Voices 2016 participants

The Office of Education and Community Outreach in the College of the Arts and Atlantic Health System recently cohosted the 4th Annual Healing Voices Literary Readings here on campus. The evening celebrated the creative writing of the winners and participants of the Healing Voices Contest. 

This year’s competition asked writers to focus on the theme of Kindness and answer the question: What does kindness mean to you? There were 34 entries of poetry and prose from 27 writers representing a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Dania Ramos, an award-winning author and playwright, and program coordinator in the College of the Arts, served as the host for the evening. Featured readings included works written by Nancy Mendez-Booth, Daun Hook, Elaine Barden and Jutta Braun.

The contest was open to Montclair State University faculty, staff and students along with Atlantic Health System employees, volunteers and medical staff members. 

See the full program of the 2016 Healing Voice Literary Reading here


Atlantic Health System and Montclair State University College of the Arts Announce the Healing Voices Literary Reading. Join us in celebrating the winners and participants of the 2016 Healing Voices Literary Contest!

The 4th Annual Healing Voices Literary Reading welcomes all attendees to share a short written work on the theme of Kindness.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Reception 6:00 p.m. | Readings 6:30 p.m.
L. Howard Fox Theatre at Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave, Montclair, New Jersey (parking Available in the Red Hawk Deck)

This event is FREE. To RSVP, please contact Healing Arts at (973) 660-3533 or email: healingarts@atlantichealth.org
For more information about Healing Arts or the Healing Voices Literary Contest please visit atlantichealth.org/healingarts or email: healingarts@atlantichealth.org.

 Healing Voices Literary Reading flyer 2016 ‌‌

Healing Voices Literary Reading 2016 flyer


Arts and Health Panel Discussion and Networking Event 2016

Arts and Health Panel Event April 25 2016

On April 25, Students, faculty and professionals in the arts & health field attended a panel discussion entitled Defining the Field: the Arts for Healing and Creative Arts Therapies.

The morning began with a networking session followed by a panel discussion. The discussion centered on understanding the creative arts therapies versus the field of arts and health and defining the differences and educational requirements that exist in both disciplines.

The panel included two Montclair State faculty and administrators, Dr. Brian Abrams, Associate Professor of Music and Dr. Christine Lemesianou, Associate Director of the School of Communication and Media as well as others distinguished in the field. The program closed with a short information session about the Graduate Certificate in Arts & Health which is enrolling its first cohort this fall.

The program was co sponsored by Montclair State University College of the Arts, the Healing Arts program at Atlantic Health System, the Alliance for Arts & Health New Jersey, a program of ArtPride New Jersey and the NJ State Council on the Arts. 

To learn more about the Arts and Health Initiatives at Montclair State, click here


Atlantic Health System and Montclair State University College of the Arts Announce the 4th Annual Healing Voices Literary Contest.

Contest Theme: Kindness

Write a poem, essay or short story highlighting the theme of kindness

  • All works should be no longer than 500 words or one page in length.
  • All entries must be typed in 12 point New Times Roman font.
  • All work must be submitted digitally as a Word document.
  • No more than three entries per author.
  • All entries must be original works and not have been previously published.

This contest is open to all employees, volunteers, and medical staff members of Atlantic Health System and all faculty, staff, and students of Montclair State University.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Additional merit awards may be given in special categories.

Contest winners and participants will have the opportunity to share their writing in a public forum on June 1, 2016 in the L Howard Fox Theatre at Montclair State University.

All entries must be submitted by April 15, 2016.

Please send entries to: healingarts@atlantichealth.org

4th Annual Healing Voices Literary Contest 2016


2015

October 2015

Healing Arts Conference 

Healing Arts Conference October 2015


April 2015

Chairs of Inclusion
Exhibition
Alexander Kasser Theater Lobby
April 1 - 27, 2015

Created by professional artists, each of whom has worked with the Center’s member artists, this exhibition includes ten life sized chairs as art/sculpture objects.  The chairs represent our commitment/belief that every person is entitled to a “seat at the table”– in our community and our family lives.  To coincide with Peak Performances event Triptych by Heidi Latsky Dance (April 16-19) For more information please visit the website:  www.jsddmetrowest.org/programs-services/wae-center/chairs-of-inclusion/


March 2015

Atlantic Health System and Montclair State University’s
Arts and Health Partnership
3rd Annual Healing Voices Literary Contest

This contest is open to all employees, volunteers, and medical staff members of Atlantic Health System and all faculty, staff, and students of Montclair State University. Please click here to register.