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West County Health Center Hosts Arts Café

Free event promotes the intersection of the arts and healing.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Archived. This is an older press release from 2013 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


This is a free two-hour event in which local artists and others will share their approaches to combining arts and healing. There will be presentations on the therapeutic values of meditation, sound, creativity, dance and movement.


The event is being presented by the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County and Art of Health and Healing (formerly known as Healing Through the Arts), a group that includes staff from Contra Costa Health Services. Artists, health care workers and the public are invited to come and listen and participate. The presenters will be Pam Fingado, a Bay Area artist, creativity coach and meditation instructor; Valerie Carpenter, an expert in the healing power of sound; and Krishna Harrison and Phil Weglarz, who specialize in movement-based expressive arts therapy.


7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 13


West County Health Center, 13601 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo

For more information about the event visit the event, visit the Arts & Culture Commission's website at You can also register to attend the event at

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