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Highlights Creative Work of Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors Brandon,
Exhibition Highlights Creative Work of Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors
Brandon, VT April
12, 2008: On April 12, a unique exhibit of poetry as visual and
written art, created by trauma survivors, entitled I, in the body will
open at Gallery-in-the-Field. The work was produced by Resident-Neighbor
Artists and Writers of the Northeast Center for Special Care located in
Lake Katrine, NY, a facility for the rehabilitation of those with
Traumatic Brain Injury, neurobehavioral disorders, spinal cord and other
The exhibit is curated by Carolyn Corbett, a poet, actor and filmmaker who
directs the Language Arts Program and Writing Studio at the Center. “I
believe that all of us are constantly in our own therapeutic process of
seeking to be whole. How much more so for people who have been injured,”
says Corbett. “The writing process engages and exercises both the
corporeal and cerebral muscles. Most importantly, however, the writing
process engages the heart.”
Ms. Corbett and residents of the Center will present a poetry reading and
a short film to accompany the poetry on display. The public is invited to
attend. Admission is free.
The healing power of writing following a severe injury received mainstream
attention recently in the best-selling book by Jean-Dominique Bauby and
2007 film by artist/director Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell
and the Butterfly. Bauby suffered a stroke leaving him fully paralyzed
with the exception of his left eye, through which he wrote his memoir.
“We are proud Gallery-in-the Field will showcase the work of the
residents of the Northeast Center for Special Care,” says Fran Bull,
gallery director, and we warmly welcome back Carolyn Corbett whose
performance piece Lust Chthonic was a highlight of our ’05
I, in the body is on display at Gallery-in-the-Field from April 12 –
May 25, 2008.
For information about the Northeast Center for Special Care, see www.northeastcenter.com
Gallery Hours: Sat – Sun, 1 – 5 & by appt.
in the body Post Card
the body Poster
Fine Arts Video - View a video about the writers and artists and
the Fine Arts Program at Northeast Center for Special Care
Media contact: Northeast
Center for Special Care, Deborah Muise, Media and Public Relations
Northeast Center for Special Care is a state-of-art
rehabilitation program for individuals with brain injury, neurobehavioral
disorders, spinal cord injury, and ventilator dependency. Established in
1999, it is located on a 39-acre campus in the beautiful Hudson Valley.
The mission of Northeast Center for Special Care is rehabilitation,
recovery and community reentry for individuals with disabilities. Since
its inception, hundreds of individuals have "graduated" from its
programs and have moved on to integrated settings in their communities.
Northeast Center has been honored with numerous awards including: The New
York State Health Facilities Association’s (NYSHFA) Clinical and Quality
Services Committee 2007 Innovative Practices Award, The Advance Magazine
Award for Innovative Clinical Program, The American Association for
Respiratory Care Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award for 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, The Gateway Community Industries Employer of
the Year award and the Mid-Hudson Employment Alliance Outstanding Employer
of Individuals with Disabilities.
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