Art is Good Medicine

Emerge will resume monthly Art is Good Medicine workshops in the fall. Stay tuned for fall schedule coming out summer 2017.

Art Is Good Med Pic Horiz

Art is Good Medicine is an Arts in Healthcare program in partnership with local healthcare providers such as Vidant Health. Professional visual artists and dancers work with adult and pediatric cancer patients and survivors. Through the arts, patients, survivors, and their caregivers can begin to cope with their challenge. In addition, Emerge Gallery and Art Center, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, offers free adult workshops to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers.

All workshops below are free to those affected by cancer including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members over the age of 16.


Tuesday, January 24
6:30pm -8:00pm

Let your light shine! Build a luminary to hold a candle or tea light out of clay.
Instructor: Allison Stokely



Tuesday, February 21
6:30pm -8:00pm

The circular ring of the dream imitates the shape of the Earth and mirrors the orbital path of the planets around the sun. It represents the circle of life - a circle of which all living things are a part. Join us as we create our own and celebrate the circle of life.
Instructor: TBA


Battle Buddy Necklaces

Tuesday, March 28
6:30pm -8:00pm

Through a metal and jewelry design activity, participants will create a pendant to keep and one to give. Give one to someone you know or they can be donated to the hospital.
Instructor:Joanne Lang



Tuesday, April 18
6:30pm -8:00pm

Gentle yoga and embodied poetry through movement. No dance experience required, just a willingness to try something new that just may change your life.
Instructor:Anna Dixon


Silk Scarf

Tuesday, May 23
6:30pm -8:00pm

Dye beautiful silk scarves with supplies you can find around your home. Subtle, soft and dreamy or bold and graphic.
Instructor:Valda Belyeu


For more information contact Paula Rountree at (252) 551-6947 or paula@pittcountyarts.org