Programs & Events
- COVID-19 Update--Dear Friends, as part of the effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we have closed the Museum to the public through at least April 30, and have cancel all programs during this time. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Museum soon (and often!), but until then, we encourage you to visit the Artists’ Trail, a half-mile walk around the Museum’s riverfront landscape and gardens. Check our website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to stay up-to-date about the Museum’s status and enjoy beautiful images, on-line exhibitions, fun facts, and behind-the-scenes videos. Should you need a staff member, call or email them as usual. Please stay in touch, Your FloGris Friends
April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
April Expressive Wellness
Please note: this event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Expressive Wellness Series
Painting – the Canvas of My Emotion
Our emotions affect our lives in a million ways and can offer us clues into who we are. With canvas, brush and paint, Pamela will guide us as we reflect on those clues and explore strong emotions artistically and visually, allowing us to better understand how the emotions we experience every day, can silently affect our lives.
Open to artists and non-artists alike.
Classes may be taken individually.
Art supplies provided by the Museum.
All materials are provided, and classes may be taken individually.
Workshops are developed by Pamela Lape LP, LMHC, an expressive arts facilitator, fine artist and practicing psychotherapist with 35 years’ experience. Hands-on art projects are facilitated by artist and Museum educator Julie Garvin Riggs.
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” ~~~ Georgia O’Keeffe
Join us and venture to the place where art meets intuition. This returning series is for artists and non-artists, who wish to deepen their self-awareness, find stress reduction strategies, or navigate life transitions through the creative art making process. Creating art in an intuitive fashion provides access to the abstract and intangible aspects of self. It allows an experience of truthful process and a sense of daring and strength where something new and unknown can emerge. Through discussion and reflection, Pamela Lape will guide the group through 9 sessions exploring different mediums and themes. Making art and reflecting on it in a safe space without judgement or expectations, provides participants with new tools for approaching life in a more effective and satisfying manner. Experience the growth and self-knowledge that can come from accessing our inner selves hidden beneath the daily routine.
Pamela Lape LP, LMHC, is an Expressive Arts facilitator, Fine Artist and practicing psychotherapist with 35 years’ experience. She has an MS in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Fine Art, and is a graduate of the Westchester Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Although Pamela is a psychotherapist, this is not Art Therapy, rather a journey of self-discovery through the art making process. She resides in Chester, CT.