Creative Fun! Join These Artown Events Celebrating Diversity

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In the Reno-Tahoe community, July means Artown. This year Artown and Renown Health have teamed up to hold free, public events to “Celebrate Amazing Diversity” in the community. In fact, medical research suggests art benefits both the body and the mind. Please join us and experience family fun in this monthlong celebration of the arts!

Artown Diversity Workshop

Monday, July 1
Uniquely Artown kicks off with the educational workshop “Identifying and Addressing Care Disparities Related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI).” The discussion panel includes: Brooke Maylath, Dr. Jonathan McCaleb, Dr. Kathryn Eckert, Kathleen Zaski and Suzanne Hendery. This workshop will be in Mack Auditorium on the 1st floor of Renown Regional Medical Center from noon to 1 p.m.

Artown Origami

July 1 to 31
If paper is your passion, then you have the opportunity to create a beautiful work of art this month. Learn origami by participating in this original, community-wide Artown origami project. During each session you will be able to create hearts, butterflies and lotus flowers. In addition all items created will grace our final “Unity” art project. 

Join us at the following locations and times:

Artown Origami – Renown Regional Medical Center
Tahoe Tower Lobby, ground floor

July 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

July 11, 2 – 4 p.m.

July 16, 9 – 11 a.m.

July 23, noon – 2 p.m.

July 31, 1 – 3 p.m.

Artown Origami – Renown Health South Meadows
Northview Conference Room, 1st floor, near café

July 18, 9 -11 a.m.

July 24, 9 – 11 a.m.

July 29, 3 – 5 p.m.

Artown Painting

Wednesday, July 10
Do you enjoy painting? Then you’ll want to attend Renown Institute for Cancer’s Artown painting event. All painting supplies provided by Pinocchio’s Moms On the Run. All you need to bring is your imagination.  This event is free and open to anyone affected by cancer including patients, family, friends and care providers. For registration , please click here. The art created will be exhibited at a special art reception on July, 24.

Artown Interfaith Service

Wednesday, July 10
Faith is not visible or tangible, yet is celebrated in many diverse forms. From noon to 1 p.m. join us for reflection, prayer and song in an interfaith service. Please gather at Renown Regional Medical Center’s Estelle J. Kelsey Interfaith Sanctuary located on the first floor.

Artown TheaterWorks Performance

Wednesday, July 10, 5-6:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m.
Renown Healing Arts partners with TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada to present “The Little Mermaid.” In a magical kingdom below the sea an adventurous young mermaid, Ariel, dreams of the world above. Upon leaving her ocean home, Ariel’s world is turned upside down by love and an evil sea witch who threatens to take it all away. Dive into this story and see just what life under the sea has to offer. Please gather at Renown Regional Medical Center’s Mack Auditorium located on the first floor. Space is limited, so please RSVP here for either performance.

Drum Performance

Monday, July 15 
Surprisingly rhythm plays an important role in health.10 a.m. Join us in ‘Celebrating the Rhythm Roots of our Diversity.’ This performance will be led by Laurie N. Martin, HealthRhythms Drum Circle Facilitator at RhythmU. Meet us at Mack Auditorium located on the 1st floor of Renown Regional Medical Center from 10 a.m. to noon.

Artown Chalk Art

Wednesday, July 17 
Chalk it up for Artown by sharing your diversity chalk art creation. All skill levels are welcome to Renown Regional Medical Center, Fianna’s Healing Garden or Renown South Meadows, back café entrance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artown Painting

Thursday, July 18
Do you enjoy painting? Then you’ll want to attend Renown Institute for Cancer’s Artown painting event. All painting supplies provided by Pinocchio’s Moms On the Run. All you need to bring is your imagination. This event is free and open to anyone affected by cancer including patients, family, friends and care providers. For registration, please click here. The art created will be exhibited at a special art reception on July, 24.

Artown Painting Exhibit

Wednesday July, 24
Certainly come enjoy Renown Institute for Cancer’s Artown exhibit. View the beautiful works of art created by those affected by cancer while enjoying light appetizers and wine. We welcome anyone affected by cancer including patients, family, friends and care providers to attend. For reception registration, please click here.

Artown Handchime Performance

Thursday, July 25
Whatever your musical taste, you will appreciate the beautiful tones of hand chimes. Listen as the Trinity Episcopal Handchimes Choir present “Music of the Episcopal Church Year.” This skillful team includes Dawn Brisbane, Howard Craig-Aakervik, Margot Davison, Kathryn Griffin, Helen Heller, James Heller, Nancy Richards and Nicole So. Enjoy the timbre, texture and style of handchimes at Renown Health South Meadows. The performance will be held in the 2nd floor atrium above the cafeteria from 2 to 3 p.m.

Artown Qigong

Friday, July 26
Celebrate your health and diversity of movement at this event. With this in mind, you will learn Qigong. Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is a Chinese form of gentle exercise, composed of repeated movements to gently stretch the body to increase movement and build body awareness. For this reason wear loose clothing for comfort. Come together at Renown Regional Medical Center, Sierra 105 Classroom from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Reservations required due to limited space.

Artown The Note-Ables Performance

Monday, July 29
Enjoy local, perennial favorites The Note-Ables Choir as they lift their harmonies in celebrating diversity. Attend this special performance at Renown Regional Medical Center, Tahoe Tower Lobby, ground floor from 4 to 5 p.m.

Learn more at: renown.org/events.

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