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Arts Across the Lifespan
Sat., Feb. 29, 2020— 8 am to 5 pm
Eccles Fine Arts Center
Dixie State University


Inspiring Keynote Speakers, Hands-on Workshops, and Entertainment!

We have brought together some of the best thinkers for you at this one-day, intensive conference on Arts and Healing.  The research continues to prove the benefits of participating in the arts for longevity, mobility, cognitive ability, and quality of life for all, regardless of age!

This is truly the future of healthcare, so much exciting research is showing the proven benefits of participating in the arts for longevity, mobility, cognitive ability, and quality of life for all, regardless of age!

Featuring Dr. Jeremy Nobel, president of the Foundation for Arts & Healing and the founder of the Unlonely Project, an online film festival that shares the stories of the public health epidemic of loneliness and isolation. These films are making a difference with individuals and communities in need, raising awareness and bringing us together to address this pervasive problem.

His keynote: CAN CREATIVE EXPRESSION BE MEDICINE? Discover how creative expression reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances.

Erica Curtis is a Marriage and Family Therapist, board-certified art therapist, and internationally cited expert on creative and cutting-edge approaches to psychological, relational, and emotional health (appearing in more than 70 media outlets). Erica is past board director for the American Art Therapy Association and past president of the Southern California chapter. Erica is an instructor and curriculum developer for UCLArts & Healing, co-author of the award-winning book, The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art, and internationally sought speaker. Erica maintains a psychotherapy practice in San Juan Capistrano

In addition, 12 breakout speakers for the day-long event will include topics from Utahns and out-of-state presenters.

Registration and a light breakfast will start at 7:30 am, lunch at noon, with 14-breakout speakers and workshops until 5 pm.

Both meals and conference materials are included with your registration of  $50.00; scholarships are available.

CEU Credits Available
Participants wanting to earn CEU credits in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Social Work and Art & Music Therapy – up to 7 credits available! We will have applications at the registration desk. CEU credits are available for $15.00 processing fee, prepay online with your registration or at the door.

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Conference Sponsors

This project is supported in part by Utah Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.