Monday, October 4, 2010

Dreaming Hope

A workshop for breast cancer survivors and those dealing with breast cancer will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 1:00-5:30, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, in Pittsfield. Kellie Meisl will present Dreaming Hope, a free event made available by funds from the Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Art Show. The event is sponsored by the Breast Health Team of the Berkshires.

The participants of this workshop will have a chance to work with their dreams and create their own dream journal. There will be an abundance of sharing and a series of simple exercises designed to help participants to learn how to work with their dreams and draw meaning from them. No artistic experience is necessary. Participants should feel free to bring pillows, blankets, eye covers, drums, rattles and any personal objects they would like to place in the circle. A break and snack will be provided.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Kathy Hart, RN, the Women’s Imaging Center at BMC, (413) 395-7965 or go online to the Calendar section of the Berkshire Health Systems website,

Artist Kellie Meisl, who relies on dreams as a springboard for her work, has created most of her artwork over the past decade for community causes. She is an annual contributor to the Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Art Exhibit in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and has shown her work at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, where she teaches DreamArt classes in her native Berkshires. In 2009, she published her first book, "Dream Stories: Recovering the Inner Mystic," the cover of which features her first painting for Think Pink, entitled, “Hummingbird Medicine.” Kellie can be reached through her
You can read more about her newest piece, Awareness, here:

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