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Writing Theme included at The ART @ THE BEACH" Wom...

From: user 8.
Sent on: Saturday, April 6, 2013 4:24 PM
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Date: 06-Apr[masked]:52 am
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: Writing Theme included at The ART @ THE BEACH" Women's Retreat @ Folly

Hi: Dr. Schneider--Wanted to pass this on to you. We will also focus on  
writing, and sharing poetry and prose. Thanks. 
If appropriate, please network, and spread the word to members and others. 
Warmest regards,
Diane Scher
Publicist, Journalist, Feature Writer, Artist, Instructor, PR, Advertising  
and Marketing Consultant
Pizazz Publicity

From:  Diane Scher,  Artist/Facilitator
[masked], [masked]
For Immediate Release: Charleston,  3/29/13
"Women's Art Retreat Hits the  Beach"

Diane  Scher, Charleston resident, and artist/facilitator with a bachelor 
of fine  arts degree from San Jose State University, will be conducting the  
first "Art @ the Beach" Women's Retreat, Wednesday, April 17,  from 9:00 to 
4 PM at the Tides Hotel, Folly Beach.  

This  workshop is part of a series of classes Ms. Scher developed in San 
Jose,  CA,  known as "No Stress Art Workshops."  
The Loma Prieta Earthquake,  7.1., October 17, 1989, SF Bay Area
After the destruction of  the Loma Prieta  Earthquake, Californians went 
back to work and their everyday lives, but  most of them continued to suffer 
stress and post traumatic stress,  depending on their losses. 
The quake hit hard on the  west coast. and not only left a destructive 
path, but the aftershocks  continued for months. 
"Artist Copes with Quake"  was the headline for a feature story in a local 
San Jose newspaper.  

History of No Stress Art  Workshops--As a result of her own stress, the 
images in the media, and  accounts of the events, stressed herself, she 
developed "No  Stress Art Workshops."
The Art for Stress Relief  program was originally based on the stress and 
the post trauma  suffered by local residents, some of whom urged her to 
create a  class. 
"Aftershocks" Art Exhibit  

At the invitation of friend and local professor of  photograph, by 
February, 1990, she exhibited over thirty of her  drawings at San Jose City College. 
The exhibit was  called "Aftershocks: Post Quake Expressionism." at Sam 
Jose City  

Shortly after the exhibit, she spontaneously created  the No Stress Art 
series, and it was  officially introduced in  the Santa Clara County's Adult 
Education Program in Silicon  Valley.


Next, she marketed the workshops to high  tech companies focusing on 
"Stress Management" at Hewlett Packard,  Apple, and Intel for their employee 
development and corporate  training programs in Silicon Valley. She was told that 
it was the first  creativity class introduced in high technology. She 
didn't argue with that  comment.

The workshops were not only educational but  they were fun, according to 
the groups of classmates. They continued to be  popular, and Diane received 
high marks on the company evaluations,  and personal testimonials from 
hundreds of attendees over the years.  

It not only brought out more creative  decision making, but a creative 
spirit,and an art form of relieving  everyday stress at work and at home. She 
incorporated spontaneous and  right brain drawing techniques, music, 
relaxation exercises, visual  journaling, writing and other creative exercises, 
including team  play.
The classes extended to children's programs,  Kaiser Permanente's Medical 
Center, and a variety of community  programs.
When she moved to Myrtle Beach in  1996, and later in 2000,she continued to 
offer her classes  to non profits and social service organizations' such as 
for the  staff of Mercy Hospice, and in  other public venues. She taught a  
creativity class for Roper's Care Advantage Program for Seniors, and at  
the Ship Shapes Maritime Gallery in downtown Charleston, that she co-owned  
with the late William "Bill"  Thomas-Moore.   
Ms. Scher at that time, contacted the Muscular  Dystrophy Association (MDA) 
headquarters in Tucson Arizona, and the  community director, Michael 
Blishak, regarding support groups. He in turn  asked her to donate some of her 
paintings to the permanent MDA Art  Collection, which she did. Her paintings, 
along with many other  artists' works are selected for the MDA's traveling 
art exhibit  around the country.  
Some  types of these diseases are fatal. There is no cure yet, but steady, 
gene  research, and trials continue.

She appears as a healthy, upbeat, energetic  and is enjoying 
semi-retirement after over thirty years as a PR,  Advertising and Marketing independent 
consultant under Pizazz  Publicity, and a former job developer, TV producer, 
copywriter,  teacher, speaker, and freelance writer. 
Diane says, "I truly want to  share my creative skills and life experiences 
with others at  this age." She is seventy years old.
Diane is donating a portion of the proceeds  of the upcoming Art @ The 
Beach Workshop at Folly Beach, April 17, to  the local chapter of the  Muscular 
Dystrophy Association.  

For more information about the "Art @ The  Beach Women's Retreat, please 
Diane Scher, 843. [masked], [masked].
Personally, Diane has coped with muscular dystrophy since  her diagnosis at 
Age 15. She  suffers from Facioscapulahumeral"­ Dystrophy (FSH), a slow 
moving form  of the disease, that involves increased weakening of muscles around 
 the face, shoulders, arms, plus lower back. 

MDA Art Collection:  Headquarters: 
Permanent Collection &  Traveling Exhibition
Highway 17 to Santa Cruz: After the  Quake
Loma Prieta Earthquake,  10/17/89
Diane Scher

San Francisco After the  Quake
By Diane  Scher
In 1998, Ms. Scher was invited to donate two of her  paintings: "Highway 17 
to Santa Cruz After the Quake," and "Inner  Landscape, San Diego," to the 
permanent art collection at the MDA  Headquarters. 

In 2000, when she moved to Charleston, she taught a creativity class  for 
Roper Hospital's DiDuKatrina: Disaster Relief:  Katrina:
A Tribute to the  Lost, By Diane Scher 

Art @ The  Beach: A Women's  Retreat

Wednesday,  April 17, 9:00 - 4:00PM
Tides  Hotel
Room With a  View
1 Center  Street
Cost:  $140*
*Includes  All Art Materials, 
Handouts, and Free Refreshments
Bring Your  Journal (Blank Pages Preferred)
No Art  Experience Necessary!
Optional:  No  Host" Lunch
Limited to 20  Participants.
Pre-Registration & Payment: ASAP
Contact:  Diane Scher,[masked], [masked]

Upcoming: Art @ The  Battery; Art @ The Park; Art @  Middleton
    The Program  

Free and easy spontaneous (Right  Brain) Drawing,  

Doodling,  Visual  Journaling,
Sketching on the Beach,  Art on the Run,  

Relaxation and Meditation Exercises,  
Writing Exercises: Poetry and  Prose, Drawing Instruction.  

No Stress  Art Workshop at Ship Shapes  Gallery

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