Nationally Acclaimed Native American Flautist Jonah Littlesunday, Performing on Cape Ann

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Jonah Littlesunday will be in New England for the first time this August, performing his riveting, soulful, healing music along with sharing information about his Native American culture, history and folklore. Multiple Concerts will be held on Cape Ann.

Member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation, Jonah was introduced to the world when he was invited by Cindy and Meghan McCain to play flute at Senator John McCain’s funeral, to help Heal a Nation. Here is Jonah performing Expressions of Love.

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Nationally Acclaimed Native American Flautist, Jonah Littlesunday Performing on Cape Ann

Yá’át’ééh

Jonah Littlesunday will be in New England for the first time this August, performing his riveting, soulful, healing music along with sharing information about his Native American culture, history and folklore. Multiple Concerts will be held on Cape Ann.

A member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation, Jonah was introduced to the world when he was invited by Cindy and Meghan McCain to play his flute at Senator John McCain’s funeral, to help Heal a Nation. Here is Jonah, performing Expressions of Love.

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Visual Arts as Healing

Gloucester MA, “a Great Resort for Artists” — Karl Baedeker. The natural light, sea, rocky granite shores and scenic beauty of Cape Ann has drawn artists, writers and poets for centuries.

‘Annisquam Delight.’ Gloucester MA. ©2015 Dreamtime Wellness LLC.

I am Inspired by the natural beauty of Cape Ann and grateful for scenes such as this sunset on the Annisquam River. Seeing a standing heron at low tide and this sky filled with angelic clouds reflected in the water, it felt as though ‘Gifted by Grace.’

‘Annisquam Delight,’ SOLD at my very first show, entered in 2017 at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. ‘Meditation Rock in a Storm,’ chosen for the ‘Opposites Attract’ open juried show at Cape Cod Arts Center represents finding peace in the midst of any storm we might face in life. Along the Annisquam River there are many beautiful spots to enjoy meditation, yoga, and other relaxation techniques, promoting inner peace and wellbeing for mind, body and spirit. I feel grateful and blessed to call Cape Ann, home.

“Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery.” ~ Florence Nightingale”

According to the Cleveland ClinicArts and Medicine Institute, artwork in hospitals, especially specific artwork, “comforts, elevates the spirit and affirms life and hope, and encourages healing.”

Artwork Promotes a Healing Environment in Hospitals.

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Somerville Mosaic Art Exhibition through April 7th

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Somerville Mosaic Art Exhibition 2018 – I recently went to Somerville Museum to see my friend Angel’s artwork at this exhibit. There, I came upon these beautiful mosaics created by two Artists from Cape Ann – Pamela Stratton and Mary Bowles. Both had a number of pieces there. If you haven’t been to this exhibit, I highly recommend it! 

 

Visual Art and Health – Medical professionals have increasingly recognized the role that creative arts play in the healing process. Arts in medicine programs are emerging worldwide. The Mass General Hospital’s (MGH) Illuminations program is an example of this.

MGH Illuminations – Good Morning Gloucester blogger and Photographer Donna Ardizonni currently has her photography on display at MGH Boston. During the June 2018 – September 2018 MGH Illuminations Rotation, my Annisquam Delight and others photos will be on display. Years ago, I attended an Illuminations Rotating Art Exhibition Opening. A very moving experience; one of my patients was a featured artist.  Art meant so much to her and brought a great deal of peace and she was the epitome of resiliency and HOPE. 

Photo © Karen Pischke. Annisquam Delight. Gloucester MA

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Rocky Neck Cultural Center – Impromptu Reception Sunday 12/10

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Rocky Neck Cultural Center  “December in November—Giving the Gift of Art!” 
Rocky Neck Art Colony Members’ Fine Art and Crafts Sale

Last Chance to Visit the Holiday Art Show at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center!

 Sunday. December 10. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 6 Wonson Street. Gloucester MA. Offerings of Fine Art, Jewelry, Photography, Blown Glass, Calendars, Cards and More.

Impromptu ‘Closing Reception’ from 2 – 4 pm. Sunday, December 10. Join in celebrating the end of the 2017 Season! We are looking forward to future exhibits on Rocky Neck, American’s Oldest Art Colony. Renovations begin soon at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center. Looking forward to the 2018 season at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center and Gallery 53! 

Art is Good MedicineCreative activities can relieve stress, aid communication, and help arrest cognitive decline. (Harvard Health Publishing, July 2017)

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