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Jubilee June

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Theme: Jubilee June

Color: Light Sea Green (#20B2AA)


Our monthly theme and color are based on the summer bringing thoughts of a happy, peaceful ocean. Our participants are encouraged to incorporate our monthly themes and colors within their artistic self-expression. 

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“Art is wellness.”   - Susan L.

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MVMC Activities and Mental Health Awareness in June:

  • See 2 of our participant’s work at How We Roll Ice Cream, in Downtown Visalia until June 2024. They are located at 104 S. Church St. Visalia, CA 93291. See the art and order some delicious ice cream!

  • This month we celebrate National PTSD Awareness Month, National Men’s Health Month, and National Pride Month.

  • Holidays include National PTSD Awareness Day on June 27th, National Men’s Health Week on June 10-16th, Multiracial Heritage Week 7-14, and International Day of Yoga on June 21st



FEATURED PARTICIPANT ART


 (Above) 2D and 3D Art Session; Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm; Facilitator: Merry Miller-Gass


MVMC Session Updates 

No Stigma Speakers Bureau Session

  • The No Stigma Speakers Bureau will be practicing for their next presentation with SJVC on June 24th, from 10:30-12 pm. The NSSB session invites participants to join and learn how to tell their stories.

Peer Support Session

  • In June, participants who requested Peer Support, old and new, will work on WRAP plans and learning tools to cope with triggers, with our Peer support specialist, Olivia Garza.

Art and Feelings Session

  • Participants will learn how to use elements of value to convey emotions in their artwork.

Art of Movement Session

  • Art of Movement’s George Jagatic works with participants at different experience levels on artful stretching and posing. The session alternates between mindful yoga, active engagement, expressive movement, and movement meditation. 

Drawing Session

  • The Drawing session, with facilitator, Bronson Combs, has been working on multi-session still-life drawings in graphite.

Guitar Session

  • The Guitar session is working on the song “Father Abraham”, by Karter in 1791, with their facilitator, Hector Uriarte.

Open Art Computers

  • The Open Art Computers session allows participants to utilize the computers for artistic purposes. Participants may use the computers for Photoshop, references, and research on art and artists.

Photo and Video Editing Session

  • Phet Kamsaysoury works with both Photo and Video Editing sessions. The participants are working on how to edit using Photoshop tools and video editing using Final Cut Pro. Phet has a session on Zoom and an in-person session at MVMC.

Painting Session

  • Fine art painting at any level using a pre-chosen reference and helpful color mixing with facilitator, Heidi Steinman.

Printmaking Session

  • Eddie Isaola helps participants learn how to carve with an easy MDF board and make beautiful prints from references of their choice, from any level of expertise.

2D 3D Art

  • Participants will learn techniques on perspective in June with Merry Miller-Gass. Techniques include 1-point, 2-point, 3-point, Fish-eye, and Camera Angle techniques.

 

Offsite Youth Sessions with our Partners: (for Youth 18 and younger)

Tulare County Court Appointed Special Advocates: CASA Art Night with Merry Miller-Gass: Youth participants will create beautiful spring ornaments by painting spring-themed wood panels.

Allensworth Progressive Association: Allensworth Art Night with Lateef Kadara: This month on the third Thursday in Allensworth, CA, youth participants will be creating

  


FEATURED YOUTH PARTICIPANT ART

 (Above)Allensworth Art Night; Third Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm; Facilitator: Lateef Kadara



About the My Voice Media Center:

  • The My Voice Media Center (MVMC) is made possible through a partnership between the Arts Consortium and the Tulare County Health and Human Services Mental Health branch.

  • The My Voice Media Center serves adults from throughout Tulare County who have first-hand experiences with mental health struggles and those who provide support for the same.

  • We believe that self-expression, through mediums of art, can aid our community members to thrive along a path of wellness and recovery.

  • The My Voice Media Center aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.


Our activities include the following:

● We provide a safe and welcoming environment where participants may explore their artistic style.

● We provide opportunities for our participants to learn from professional artists on and off-site.

● We provide exhibition and art sale opportunities for interested participants.

● We provide opportunities for our participants to take part in presentations that help educate our community at large about mental wellness and recovery.

● We collaborate with local organizations to promote and advocate for mental health services.

● We provide opportunities for our participants to visit other arts and culture centers.



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MVMC Resources and Works Cited

To request a No Stigma Speakers Bureau Presentation email: mvmc@artsconsortium.org, or myvoicemediacenter@gmail.com

Mental Health America; 2024 National Mental Health Observances Calendar mhanational.org; chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.mhanational.org/sites/default/files/workplace/hub/2024-National-Observances.pdf

Seafoam Green Color Meaning: The Color Seafoam Green Symbolizes Luck and Revitalization; Color Meanings; by Jacob Olesen; est 2013; https://www.color-meanings.com/seafoam-green-color-meaning-the-color-seafoam-green/

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We would like to invite you to become a participant in the My Voice Media Center's free arts programming by visiting us and completing an enrollment form.

If you are interested in becoming a participant, having the NSSB session speak to your organization, would like to showcase MVMC’s artwork, or have general questions about the MVMC Project of Arts Consortium, please contact us!

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NSSB on Facebook: NSSB Facebook Page

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Enroll at the Arts Consortium:

340 E. Oak Ave, Suite 112

Visalia, CA 93291

Voicemail: 559-772-0001

HRS: 10-3 PM TUES-FRI


 




 



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