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Featuring Anthony Hyatt, Caleb Hacker, Nina, Scott Stoner, Tamara Wellons, Tiffany Carmouche and Turner Houston. Hosted by Lisa Simms Booth.
Smith Center 25th Anniversary Conversation Series
Signature Programs: Artist-in-Residence Program
The year 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. In celebration of this momentous achievement, we are launching a series of special conversations. Across the course of the coming year, members of our Smith Center family will join us to reflect upon Smith Center’s roots, examine its present programs and impact, and imagine what the future may hold for us at Smith Center and the larger world of integrative healing.
Our next collection of conversations, focused on Smith Center’s Signature Programs, will resume on Monday, February 28th from 6 – 7:30 pm (Eastern Time). Highlighting our Artist-in-Residence Programs, we are honored to welcome a few of our program administrators, artists and care recipients: Anthony Hyatt, Caleb Hacker, Nina, Scott Stoner, Tamara Wellons Tiffany Carmouche, and Turner Houston. The panel will be interviewed by Smith Center’s Executive Director, Lisa Simms Booth.
We hope you will join us for the conversations in this special series. Please feel free to circulate this announcement and share with others the details of this upcoming conversation.
This program is being offered to support Smith Center’s 25th Anniversary. Participants are encouraged to donate $25 (or whatever amount you can afford) to support our work.
Smith Center’s 25th Anniversary Conversation Series will be hosted throughout 2021.
- Visionary Leaders in Integrative Care
- Smith Center’s Signature Programs
- Participants’ Perspectives
- Envisioning the Future
All donations for the 25th Anniversary Conversation Series will support Smith Center’s 25th Anniversary Fund. Suggested Donation: $25.
About Anthony Hyatt
Anthony Hyatt is a violinist who incorporates singing and movement in his work at many Washington, DC area health and human service organizations. Also a teaching artist, he is well-versed across music genres and improvisation practices. He adheres to “The Art of Presence” as a means for engaging patients, caregivers and staff in arts-based healing experiences. He is currently working on a book about his Arts in Healthcare experiences.
About Caleb Hacker
Caleb Hacker is a singer-songwriter, born and raised in northern Virginia. His unique voice and style helped him grow a loyal fan base worldwide through posting covers and originals on his YouTube channel – including recognition by top artists like Snoop Dogg and Christina Aguilera. He is building a local fanbase in the DMV, performing at an array of venues throughout the area, is currently gearing up to release an EP of all new original music.
About Scott Stoner
Scott Stoner serves as advisor and an artist in residence for Smith Center’s AIR Program. He has devoted his career to advancing the arts as a catalyst for social change, conflict resolution, and healing in communities nationally and internationally. Since 1999, he has recruited, trained, and supervised multi-disciplinary teams of artists for Smith Center’s Artist in Residence Programs. He holds graduate level degrees in Art Education and in Mental Health Sciences (Art Therapy), and as a visual artist, Scott works with mixed media.
About Tamara Wellons
Tamara Wellons is the program manager for Smith Center’s Air Program. She is a professional vocal music artist with over a decade of experience in the recording industry and a diverse career as a performer and a recording artist. Prior to Smith Center, Tamara worked as a singer-in-residence for the Arts and Humanities Program (AHP) at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar’s Georgetown University Hospital. Tamara is Vice President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Recording Academy.
About Tiffany Carmouche
Tiffany Carmouche is a social conscious sculptor, author, and advocate devoted to art and creativity as an essential means of healing ourselves, our communities, and to foster social change. She has employed her creative skills to lead workshops and retreats that integrated music, dance, and visual arts to inspire and empower others to embrace self-expression, innovation and living life without regret.
About Turner Houston
Turner Houston blogs about creativity and her various passions as a photographer, a writer, a painter, and teacher of knitting and collage-making for health and healing. Formerly an art director and executive producer at The National Geographic Society, she pursued the design and production of educational CD-ROMs in California–most notably with the Walt Disney Company. She currently devotes her time to her art, and to using art to bring a sense of calm and healing for patients, staff and caregivers at Inova Schar Cancer Institute.