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Art Heals


Nancy Shell


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ABLE Assembly Conference Session Materials


Disabled artist; fibromyalgia; depression; art heals; Freedom Quilt Project; Nefertiti Project; Leeway Foundation; "the north star is within you"

ABLE Arts Resource Center Terms

ABLE Arts Resource Center; ABLE Assembly; Physical Disability; Trauma; Visual Arts

Assembly Session Video Notes

Video file contains a composite of the session recording and two supplemental videos.

Secondary File Notes

Documentation 1 contains biographical information about the presenter. Documentation 2 & 3 contain presentation transcripts. Zip file contains an article, presentation sildes, slideshow transcript, and further supplemental materials.

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