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CANCELED – Arts for Ataxia

October 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This annual event hosted by the JHU Ataxia Ambassadors will highlight keynote speaker Dr. Serap Bastepe-Gray, a JHU neurologist, occupational therapist, researcher and co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. Dr. Bastepe-Gray is also a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory and a virtuoso guitarist. She will discuss how music can help cope with living with ataxia. People with Ataxia, their carepartners and students will also be displaying their creative side—paintings, poetry, photography, needlework and more. This is all in addition to the talented students performing with music and singing. Lunch is provided. Please register at the link below or contact ddeleno1@jhmi.edu to display your art or register.


They are also incredibly talented students—artists, musicians, dancers and writers—who will be performing at this fun event.

Two special pieces have been added to this annual event:

1. Calling all Artists!! (of any kind)

The students enjoyed seeing a few paintings last year from a talented painter and person with ataxia. They would like all of those with any type of creative or artistic ability to display their work at this event—all creative pieces of any kind—paintings, poetry, playing an instrument, needlework, photography, ceramics and more. Do not be shy!!!  The theme this year is to learn more about how creativity can help those with ataxia cope with the illness and encourage others to pick up a paintbrush, read or write poetry and just appreciate the lovely music you will hear if you attend this event.

2. Special Speaker: Serap Bastepe-Gray, M.D.

Dr. Bastepe-Gray, a  neurologist at John Hopkins University is also the co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine program as well as faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. She is also a guitar virtuoso, and we are very excited to hear her speak about the connection between music and art and healing and coping.

Please see the attached flyer with a link to registering for this event. The event location has accessible parking nearby, and a detailed map and directions, as well as the students being strategically located outside the building and parking area will be there to direct you. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Please contact Donna Deleno Neuworth if you would like more information, especially if you are able and willing to display your creative side!!

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October 27, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Johns Hopkins University, Glass Pavillion Building
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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