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AIRY's holiday tree at the Berkshire Museum expresses thoughts and emotions about surviving suicidality and helping others to recover with handmade ornaments painted by AIRY members in the art studio. Our theme for the tree is the song by Logic "1-800-273-8255". (See below). The decorated tree is part of an annual community event at the … Continue reading “1-800” at the Festival of Trees
"Messages of Hope" Community Artist Talk on Youth Suicide Prevention, with Marney Schorr Founder/Director AIRY. November 4, 2018 Unitarian Universalist Church, Pittsfield MA
"Messages of Hope" art exhibition is a collaboration between Unitarian Universalist Church, Teaching Artist Marney Schorr, and emerging Pittsfield artists from the Arts in Recovery for Youth program, and will feature paintings and drawings by Marney Schorr and her students. Curated by poet and artist, Jack Kelly, this show aims to inspire hope, healing and … Continue reading Messages of Hope Reception, Nov 2nd
Poetry Slam and Open Mic night for Youth on Saturday October 6th, 2018, at 6 pm, hosted by Caz Polidoro and friends at the Whitney Center for the Arts in conjunction with our art show Hope is a Four Letter Word. Come on down and express your voice in word, song and more. Whitney Center for … Continue reading Oct 6th Poetry Slam & Open Mic!
A beautiful day of hearts gathered to honor those who have died by suicide and those who fight to live. 500 community members walked together at Monument Mountain High School in this perfect autumn weather, side by side. AIRY created a Rememberance Weave from donated fabrics and tree branches, which was presented to loss survivor, … Continue reading Out of the Darkness
Walking to prevent youth suicide: One mother’s story Sept 25, 2018Hannah Van Sickle, Berkshire Edge MORE INFO Great Barrington — Valerie Zantay recalls with clarity the day she and her 17-year-old son Googled “suicide survivors” together: In the wake of her son’s own attempt to take his life, the pair were searching for stories of … Continue reading Walking to Prevent Suicide (Berkshire Edge)
Music, Art, and "Altered Dollheads" at the Carpe Diem fundraiser for Arts in Recovery for Youth Adams Agricultural Fairgrounds Sept 23, 2018
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/theres-not-one-way-to-heal-just-like-theres-not-one-way-to-do-art-arts-in-recovery-for,550555 BERKSHIRE EAGLE Sept 16, 2018 There's not one way to heal, just like there's not one way to do art': Arts in Recovery for Youth expands suicide prevention programs This collage titled 'Control," by Arts in Recovery for Youth program member, Sandy, is one of 98 works on display in 'Hope is a Four … Continue reading There’s not one way to heal: AIRY
Jack Kelly, reading original poetry. Whitney Center for the Arts, Sept 7th, 2018.