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View our 2022 list of events:

All events to take place at the Jamestown Arts Center unless otherwise specified.

Thursday, 21 July 2022

7:00-9:30pm Opening Concert!

7:00pm pre-performance toast

7:30pm Opening Concert

8:30pm Meet & Greet Artists Reception, wine & hors d’œuvres

Given by Artistic Director & Master Artist Grace Cloutier, Master Artist Marta Power, Guest Artist Ruth Bennett, and Artist & Composer Tammam Odeh

Join us for a glass of wine prior to the concert, enjoy the spectacular sounds of the harp played by world renowned harpists, and meet the artists afterwards for a lovely reception at the Jamestown Arts Center for a joyful toast!

 

Friday, 22 July 2022

*Friday's activities will take place at the Central Baptist Church
99 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835

10:00am-12:00pm

Workshop*

Introduction to the Harp: The Evolution of the Harp Over the Centuries

Given by Marta Power with Grace Cloutier and Tammam Odeh assisting

 

A multi-platform presentation of the harp…its origins, developments throughout history, and the unique place it has had in our societies since its appearance. Rare photographs, videos, and live performances will be shared on a variety of platforms to illustrate this fascinating journey.

 

2:00-4:00pm

Workshop*

Harp Therapy and Addiction Recovery

Presentation given by harp therapist Katherine O’Neill: Certified Health Care Musician,  B.M. Jacobs School of Music , Indiana University, J.D. Suffolk University, C.H.C.M. International T.H.T.P., NAEMT 

A presentation and discussion of harp therapy in clinical and congregant settings accompanied by select harp music. The workshop will include information on the process of becoming a certified harp therapist. Additionally, Bridgemark Addiction Recovery Services professionals will be contributing and available for questions.

 

Saturday, 23 July 2022

8:30-9:30am

Workshop

Meditation Session with Gongs and Harps

Given by Stephanie Marisca, with harpist Ruth Bennett performing

 

Please bring your yoga mat and wear appropriate, casual athletic clothing….get ready for the exotic sounds of Gong Master Stephanie Marisca as she embarks upon a journey and transports us to a slice of serenity, calm, and gorgeous harp music accompanies this morning tribute.

 

10:00am-12:00pm

Workshop

Creating and Crafting a Celtic Harp

Given by Celtic Master Woodworker Dick Ranlet http://wickharps.blogspot.com

 

Creating and crafting a Celtic harp will be demonstrated by Master Woodworker Dick Ranlet.

He will show us the genesis of his harps and will be available for questions as well. We are most fortunate to have him aboard our harp event!

 

2:00-4:00pm

Workshop

Neuroscience-Music-Dementia-Connection: Music and Its Affect Upon the Elderly Brain with Focus on Patients with Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

Grace Cloutier, B.M. The Juilliard School, M.M. Yale University, DMA ABD University of Arizona

Harpist + Recording Artist + Educator + Producer + Artistic Consultant

gracecloutier.com

 

Why does music affect us so powerfully and in such a positive way? How is it that a patient suffering from Dementia (and the many branches within Dementia, including Alzheimer’s) is instantaneously transported back in time in terms of cognitive functioning by remembering in singing every lyric of their favorite songs, understanding the rhythm perfectly, while often creating physical gestures, movement, or even dance to express that comprehension? And yet, the fact remains that at the same time, they cannot remember what they said just 5 minutes prior, what they ate for breakfast that day, or the name of their child? Grace will explore this and more and, will also leave time for an open discussion to address any questions.

 

An active proponent for increased public awareness concerning the intrinsic value of music for all people at every stage of life, Grace Cloutier has received the Gluck Fellowship from The Juilliard School for her work with victims of AIDS, the elderly, and children. In addition, she has been honored with a Presidential Point of Light Award for her musical contributions to Hospice. She is currently pursuing her PhD with her thesis highlighting the neurological-music connection to patients with Dementia, focusing specifically on Alzheimer’s. Grace is also the primary caretaker of her beloved mother, who has Stage IV Alzheimer’s. Today and all of her research is dedicated to her mother: her forever teacher, and her best friend.

 

Additionally, Rhode Island’s Bridgemark Addiction Recovery Services professionals will be contributing and available for questions.

Sunday, 24 July 2022

8:30-9:30am

Workshop

Dao Yin…ancient form of Tai Chi

Given by Tai Chi Expert Richard Falco

 

Dao Yin practice, a 2,500 year old activity which utilizes the same meridian system as acupuncture, consists of breathing and visualization. It is a safe and a non-physical risk, light exercise that is acceptable for all ages and body types.

10:00am-12:00pm

Workshop

Introduction to the Harp and Experimental Group Lessons

Given by Master Teachers Grace Cloutier, Marta Power, Ruth Bennett with guest artist & composer Tammam Odeh

 

Let’s explore the harp! It’s been a wonderful weekend of hearing, listening, and learning about this ancient instrument that has transcended generations and still lives to tell a new tale of music. For anyone wishing to explore this instrument and to have some one-on-one instruction with gifted harpists who are willing and able to help.

 

2:30-5:00pm

Closing Concert!

2:30pm pre-performance toast

3:00pm Closing Concert

4:00pm Greet & Au Revoir to the Master Teachers/Artists and Students Reception

Given by Artistic Director & Master Artist Grace Cloutier, Master Artist Marta Power, Master Artist Ruth Bennett, and Artist & Composer Tammam Odeh

Join us for a glass of wine prior to the concert, enjoy the spectacular sounds of the harp played by world renowned harpists, and meet the artists afterwards for a lovely reception at the Jamestown Arts Center for a joyful toast!

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