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Living with Dying: Grief, Loss, Beauty and Joy

24 Cedar Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Living with Dying: Grief, Loss, Beauty and Joy

Bluseed Studios is hosting the non-profit Heart2heart with their book celebration, Heartspace: Real Life Stories on Death and Dying -  and a collaborative art exhibition, Living with Dying - Grief, Loss, Beauty and Joy.

It is our hope that this event will bring together a community of friends, colleagues and other area residents to provide a space to explore the paradox of grief and loss - beauty and joy - that death brings to the table. Combining visual art and storytelling in a discussion and exchange about death and dying gives us an opportunity to continue the dialogue around an experience that we all have in common and a subject with which we often struggle.

Saturday, October 2: opening reception for the exhibition, readings, and live music from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Bluseed Studios. Introductory remarks by Cathy "Brooksie" Edwards, and a brief gallery talk by Diane Fine will begin at 6:00 p.m. Four contributors to the Heartspace anthology, including Diane Fine, Amiel Landor, Amy Parker and Jennifer Scanlon, will read excerpts from their chapters in the book. Refreshments will be served and live music will be offered by Jeffrey Wanzer Dupra.

Sunday morning, October 3: heart2heart and Hospice High Peaks will offer a community healing event - Tending to the Heart - Living with Grief - at Mount Pisgah Lodge in Saranac Lake.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own journey around the impact of loss and grief in the support of community with introductory lecture, gentle guidance, light movement and live sacred music. The journey will be lead by Brooksie Edwards, founder of heart2heart and supported by the Hospice High Peaks counseling team. The soundscape will be provided by Adirondacks own Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan. This is a free event.


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