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AAWCC: Creativity and the Creative Process as Stress Management for Women TOMORROW

Come to the Creativity and the Creative Process as Stress Management for Women, tomorrow, February 13, 2:30-4 pm in Monroe A&B. Sponsored by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), this program features Karen Cardillo, RN, MS, HSMI, Professor, Health and Physical Education, speaking on this important outlet for handling stress.

“Over the past 30 years I’ve expanded my interests to other fiber arts including spinning, weaving, knitting, rug hooking, punch needle embroidery and basket weaving,” says Ervina Malin. “My arts and crafts are some of the most rewarding pieces of my life, as I have a very strong creative drive.  They offer me the opportunity to express what I think and dream about.  My time spent on these arts and crafts is almost always spent alone, in a quiet place.  I use this time to get back to who I really am, to sort out what is important to me and leave the rest behind.”

Pam Korte starting scrap booking three years ago, “as an outlet for my needlework and a way to create memories of two of my greyhounds that died within six months of each other. My sister gave me a few basic tools and introduced me to the craft.” She adds, “It is relaxful for me and it is a creative outlet that others enjoy sharing with me.”

You will also be able to experience many crafts and talk to the practitioners at the Creativity Expo:

   Pam Korte, needle work and scrap booking

   Ervina Malin, rug hooking

   Anne Flatley, knitting with boiled wool and braided fleece rug

   Terri Plumart, jewelry

   Anne Perry, cooking/baking – cookie decorating

   Suzanne ElRayess, photography

   Betsy Ripton, knitting

   Sandy Warren, ceramics – possibly needlepoint

   Marianne Dorsey, lampwork beads

   Lori Laco-Schiano – Scrapbooking

   Karen Cardillo – Quilting

For more information, please contact Kimberley Collins at HYPERLINK "" or extension 2105.

See you there!

Anne J. Perry
AAWCC Publicity Chair