I don’t know about you, but I could use a daily dose of joy these days. It has been hard not to experience stress because of the enduring pandemic, the heart wrenching issues of race in this country, and now the unthinkable fires and smoke up and down the West Coast.
But last evening for an hour I was able to smile and tap my toes.
I had the privilege of watching the live streaming of MisCAST20, an annual fundraiser for the MCC Theater in NY. One of the performers said it all. “Creative expression gives people meaning and joy.”
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge has a commitment to connecting our community through helping our local artists create art in its many forms and promoting connections to the arts and humanities on Bainbridge Island……. giving you some meaning and joy.
Stay tuned. AHB will announce the winners of the AHB Individual Artist Grants. Not only will these grants throw a financial and psychological lifeline to our local artists and creatives, but it will bring joy and meaning to all of us who get to experience their work. You can get your own dose of JOY by clicking the Artists page on Currents. Click through to see and hear examples of the enormous talent on this island. Click here. https://www.bainbridgecurrents.com/artist/
AHB offers one stop shopping to help you experience art, music, lectures, and concerts through online and streaming options. This is more important than ever.
Creativity connects us. Experience it.
Linda Semlitz, MD Child Psychiatrist. Linda is a retired child psychiatrist who maintained a private practice in Child Psychiatry on Bainbridge Island. She lived and worked in Asia from 1995 – 2014. During that time she worked as a Medical Director and Director of Medical Affairs for Merck, Sharpe and Dohme, a pharmaceutical non-profit mental health organization in Tokyo that provided mental health treatment and disaster response after the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. She currently serves on the board of the Global Fund for Mental Health. She joined the AHB Board of Directors in 2017.