The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz

Date: May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Time: All Day

Location: Various locations in Grand Marais

Event Description

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, NSMA and North Shore Health present:

“The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz,” with Sam Miltich

Highlighting cultural contributions of famous artists with mental illness and sharing his own story, original compositions and teaching, Sam Miltich inspires hope for increased mental health awareness and destigmatization. Events include:

MUSIC-PROCESS WORKSHOP at Grand Marais Public Library (104 2nd Ave. W) – May 11 at 2:30 pm – Sam discusses and demonstrates guitar techniques, talks about his daily practice and how music has played a large role in his mental health recovery, and engages in Q&A. Open to the public and free of charge.

EVENING CONCERT at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (417 1st Ave. W, Grand Marais) – May 11 at 7 pm – Sam and performs with his quartet, with an accompanying narrative that highlights the creative and important contributions to society and culture that can be made by individuals with mental illness. Tickets are $15 general admission, for sale at event only.

TALK at the North Shore Health Multipurpose Room (515 5th Ave. W, Grand Marais, just off the lobby in the new hospital entrance) – May 12 at 2 pm – Sam’s talk, focused on hope and recovery, highlights his experience with schizophrenia, as well as the experiences of other accomplished musicians who achieved great personal and professional success while living with mental illness. Open to the public and free of charge.

This project is made possible through a grant from Wilderness Health, a Northeast MN and Northwest WI collaborative, leading the transformation for rural health care systems.

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