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CSUSM Workshop Showcases the Healing Power of Art

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has partnered with the California State University Institute for Palliative Care (CSUIPC) to present a unique, one-day workshop designed to help participants cope with painful or unresolved emotions caused by difficult life events, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, trauma or illness. Held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CSUSM Art Gallery in San Marcos, participants will learn about why and how art heals while engaging in hands-on activities to promote self-awareness, self-expression and physical and emotional wellbeing.Psychologist, Artist and CSUSM Lecturer Colleen Moss will lead the workshop drawing on her personal experience. Moss turned to art after the sudden death of her husband five years ago.  Marilyn Huerta, artist, San Marcos Arts Council president and CSUSM community arts liaison, is the workshop facilitator.Helen McNeal, executive director of the CSUIPC said, “What a great opportunity it is to have such high caliber artists as Dr. Moss and Marilyn Huerta to help people express themselves artistically while engaging in the healing power of art to brighten their spirit.”Workshop fee is $70 for the public and free to CSUSM students. Supplies are included in the cost. No artistic experience is required. Attendance is limited to first 20 registrants, 18-years and older only.To register, visit: healing-through-art.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Marilyn Huerta at 760-750-8889.What:  Healing Through Art Workshop, offered by CSUSM and the California State University Institute for Palliative CareWhen:  Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Where:  CSUSM Art Gallery, Old California Restaurant Row, 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos – in the Village Shops areaWhy:  To promote self-awareness, self-expression and physical and emotional wellbeing after a difficult life eventCost: $70 per person, free to CSUSM students. Cost includes supplies.About California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.