I’m co-hosting an Exhibition Tour and Talk about Coping with Loss

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February is the month dedicated to the heart. In a special edition of Death Cafe DC,  there will be a capitalization on the power of art to help  manage the impact of illness and loss of those who touch our hearts most deeply.  Deaf Cafe DC is pleased to partner with SJB Creative Ventures for a tour of the exhibit, Claire Briggs: #Coping. 

Death Cafe DC pops up on Sunday, February 16th from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm at Artisphere  (1101 Wilson Bloulevard Arlington, VA 22209 near the Rosslyn station on Metro’s orange and blue lines). Come early to view other works of art at this gallery. Then, there will be a tour of the exhibit #Coping led by Sharon Burton, independent curator followed by what often proves to be a provocative discussion with Alisa Hughley, health communications consultant on coping with loss and making the most of our finite lives. Death Cafe DC is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited. Kindly make your reservation by sending an email to deathcafedc@enbloommedia.com or if you are on Facebook you can RSVP at this link
https://www.facebook.com/events/683070241743441/

About Deaf Cafe DC

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.  The objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.  A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

Death Cafes are always offered:

– On a not for profit basis

– In an accessible, respectful and confidential space

– With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action

– Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!

Here’s a video about one person’s view of why she started Death Cafe in her city.

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

Our Death Cafes are always offered:

– On a not for profit basis

– In an accessible, respectful and confidential space

– With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action

– Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!

If you’re interested in holding a Death Cafe please see our how-to guide.

– See more at: http://deathcafe.com/what/#sthash.OcNIclL3.dpuf

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

Our Death Cafes are always offered:

– On a not for profit basis

– In an accessible, respectful and confidential space

– With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action

– Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!

If you’re interested in holding a Death Cafe please see our how-to guide.

– See more at: http://deathcafe.com/what/#sthash.OcNIclL3.dpuf

For more information visit the website at http://deathcafe.com/

About the exhibition #Coping at Artisphere

“How does one cope with loss? What are some of the expressions that people tell themselves when they need support, understanding or help? #coping is a solo exhibition by DC area artist, Claire Briggs showcasing a series of crocheted wall hangings of common expressions that reflect the power of the words and the range of issues we cope with at any given moment.” 

Check out this article and interview with Claire about the show here.

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