All Kinds of News for August 03, 2016
Northwest Passage's experiential programming is often centered around nature and the arts, as is the case with our nationally acclaimed programming 'In a New Light'. Northwest Passages announces an additional element to our programming - Fresh AiR! Fresh AiR is an artist in residence project that is "designed to provide a therapeutic experience with the arts for our kids with talented artists and craftsmen."
Teaming up with artists from around the country to join and celebrate our kids and provide them with unique opportunities to shine. This spring Composer and pianist Eric Genuis made a stop on his "A Road Less Traveled" Tour to perform for our kids and to talk about the role music plays in our lives.
Hosted photographer Andrew Walsh who took a break from photo-shooting sports stars on the west coast, to do a three-day workshop where they dabbled in specialized photography like sunsets and portraits.
Next up was muralist, activist, and author Cait Irwin who spent the month at Schaefer Cabin, a local historical treasure, to do a collaborative mural project with our youth. The students spent the afternoons in the quietude of the Namekagon River sketching and writing poetry with Cait.
Recently, Northwest Passage students enjoyed acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Sachi Cunningham who left the beaches of sunny SoCal where she was busy filming surfers to talk with our girls about the power of water and mental health.
The Artist in Residence programming was made possible through the generous support of Friends of Passage and a grant from the St. Croix Valley Foundation, The Wisconsin Arts Board, Eastern National. Special thanks to everyone who helps to bring these opporunities to the students at Northwest Passage.
Northwest Passage has been working to restore hope for clients through innovative health services since 1978. Over 5,000 children and their families have been served at their residential treatment centers in northwestern Wisconsin. For information about Northwest Passage, please visit our website at www.nwpltd.org.