April 15: Self-Care Saturday

10 – 11 am

Free and open to the public. Registration ENCOURAGED.

Art Wellness Exchange with Ashley Witherspoon

Ashley Witherspoon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Founder of Hand Made Dreams, a mental health platform dedicated to bringing mental health awareness to everyday spaces. Ashley served as a mental health expert for WRALTV, an NBC affiliated television station, providing therapeutic strategies for families to adjust during the Covid19 Public Health Crisis. She also contributed to various local and national publication platforms, including the national and digital media publication Youth Today. The Hand Made Dreams platform continues to expand with the Art Wellness Exchange, collaborating with community and university museums. The American Alliance of Museums recently highlighted the Art Wellness Exchange, emphasizing the value of community collaborations related to incorporating mental health awareness in museum spaces. Ashley recently launched the Art Wellness Exchange which has been featured at the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), the Harn Museum of Art (University of Florida, Gainesville) and the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, FL).


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