Woodley House Art Class Joins Creativity and Community

 

A collage made at Woodley House

On Saturday July 7, about eight Woodley House consumers joined a friend of Woodley House, Jennifer Mahalingappa, and Board member Holly Wittenberg for a delightful afternoon of arts and crafts.  This inaugural session consisted of creating the unique collages you see in the pictures.

Several of the consumers mentioned that they participated in art therapy sessions during the week. This session, in contrast, serves only to entertain and engage with each other in a communal setting.  We also had ice tea and cookies to stay cool in the terrible heat.

Special thanks to Jennifer, who organized the session and provided guidance on the project. She brought all the supplies and plans to lead the group in a beading session next month.

If you wish to donate art supplies for this program, feel free to contact Linda Meixner at 202-506-3102 or lmeixner@woodleyhouse.org.

 

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Woodley House Movie Benefit featuring ‘Les Miserables’ a great success!

On December 12th, nearly 500 joined Woodley House for our 16th Annual Movie Benefit and a grand time was had by all! This year we presented a very special advance screening of Universal Pictures’ Les Miserables which attracted many Washingtonians, as well as fans from as far away as Australia! We were honored to present our esteemed Donald A. Brown Rose Award to Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD for her strong leadership in mental health recovery and longtime support of Woodley House.

The evening began with a buffet reception at Pulpo, a new restaurant across the street from the Uptown Theater where the movie was screened. NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell was our master of ceremonies and presented the Rose Award to Dr. Jamison.  All proceeds from the event went to fund Woodley House’s programs for the mentally ill. For a write up and photos from Washington Life, go to:

http://www.washingtonlife.com/2012/12/13/life-of-the-party-les-miserables/