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Contributions to the “Faith, Hope, and Recovery in Letters 2014” booklet are coming in. This is the 7th year that the Healing Arts Project, Inc. has published a collection of poetry illustrated with original art by HAPI artists. The deadline to submit poems and essays is June 27, 2014.

 

Poems and essays on resiliency, recovery, hope, success in the face of adversity and life experiences are being accepted.  Contributions are welcome from persons in Tennessee in mental health and addiction recovery, as well as family members, counselors, advocates and professionals.  Submit to healingartsproject@gamil.com  or fax to 615-665-9590 or mail to Writings, PO Box 23584, Nashville, TN  37202.

Click here to download the 2014 writings receipt.

Call for Writings

Contributions  of poems and personal essays from writers across the state are encouraged for the writings booklet “Faith, Hope and Recovery in Letters 2014.”  Writers are asked to share their thoughts on resiliency, recovery and hope in their poem or personal essay.  Contributions are welcome from persons in mental health and addiction recovery, as well as family members, counselors, advocates and professionals.

 

There is a limit of two entries per person.  Please send a completed 2014 Writings Receipt with the writings submitted.  Send entries by email to healingartsproject@gmail.com, Fax to 615-665-9590, or mail to Writings, PO Box 23584, Nashville,  TN  37202.

Click here to download the 2014 writings receipt.

 

Art Exhibit in Fayetteville, TN starts Sunday, June 8

 

Brittany Hinke

Brittany Hinke

The Healing Arts Project, Inc. is partnering with St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, TN with a HAPI Art Show in the Parish Hall at the Church, 106 East Washington Street.  The opening reception is Sunday, June 8 from 2 to 4 pm.  This Art Show is intended to raise community awareness of HAPI which embraces the importance of art in recovery and in supporting creative expression.   Forty-five 45 artworks are included in the exhibit, many from artists who live in this part of the state.

HAPI provides art classes taught by professional artists and art materials at no cost to about 300 members of peer support centers in Middle Tennessee.  Art exhibits are held in libraries, galleries, churches and other community locations where visitors can see the beautiful artworks and appreciate the talents of the individuals.

Viewing days from June 8 to June 28 at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church are each Tuesday from 2 to 6 pm, each Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm, and each Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.  Special arrangements can be made for groups by calling the church office at 931-433-2911.

Visit the website at www.healingartsprojectinc.org  and Facebook to learn more about the Healing Arts Project, Inc.

 

Email healingartsproject@gmail.com for more information about events and opportunities.

 

HAPI Gifts

HAPI Notecards and Artwork make great gifts for the coming holidays.  Proceeds of sales go back to the Artists.  Order on our Opportunities page. These make wonderful gifts for Valentine’s Day, birthdays and other special events.

 

“Faith, Hope, and Recovery in Letters 2013”

The sixth annual booklet of original poems and essays by Tennessee writers in mental health and addiction recovery is available.  Find out more on the Opportunities page.

 

 

The Healing Arts Project, Inc – HAPI – provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors.  In this way we raise awareness in the community and help combat stigma about these disorders, thus promoting understanding, acceptance, and success.

 

HAPI has been supporting the creative arts for persons in mental health and addiction recovery since 2004.

 

Art classes and art materials are supported by grants and provide a creative outlet for over 300 individuals in mental health and addiction recovery in Middle Tennessee. Art classes are taught by professional artists at mental health peer support centers. Funding partners include the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Memorial Foundation, United Healthcare Community Plan, and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  Volunteers from Hands on Nashville and other individuals donate services and art materials.

 

HAPI exhibits artworks in community sites including public libraries, galleries and churches.  The opportunity to show their artwork in public increases the self-esteem and self-confidence of the artists.  They are seen as persons with abilities and talent, not with disabilities. Check our calendar of events for schedules.