Art Works. It Really Does.

On June 26, 2021, artist, educator, and nonprofit leader Barbara Johnson of Hyattsville-based Art Works Now led an exploration of the many ways art works to support our well-being, along with an exercise in mindfulness connected drawing. From experiencing art created by others to engaging in the creation of your own artwork, art really does make our lives richer, happier, and even healthier. Come prepared with some blank paper and whatever drawing instrument you have around the house (pencil, pen, marker, paintbrush, and/or paint) to participate in some short experiential artmaking.

The event was part of the Route 1 Corridor Conversations series organized by Hyattsville Aging in Place, Helping Hands University Park, Neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park, and Explorations on Aging College Park.