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Art Show a Great Success!
NAMIWalk 2013
Katerina Evans: Employee of the Month

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"The Yellow Brick Road: Visions Along the Journey"

June 4 - June 27
Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy., Arnold
Featuring the artwork of Arundel Lodge artists. Free and open to the public.  Park in parking lot A. Opening reception on June 13. (Details below.)  Email Katerina Evans or call her at (443) 433-5961 with any questions.

Open Eye Gallery Committee Meeting 
Fri., June 7 
11:00 a.m. 
At Arundel Lodge.
All are welcome.  Email Katerina Evans or call her at (443) 433-5961 with any questions.


Introduction to HEALTHRhythms and Therapeutic Drumming

Thurs., June 13
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
With Jordan Goodman, MS, of Beatwell. Part of our Summer Wellness Series. $10 suggested donation. All are welcome.

Opening Reception for

"The Yellow Brick Road: Visions Along the Journey"
Thurs., June 13
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy., Arnold
Free and open to the public. Park in parking lot A. The exhibit will be in the gallery from June 4 to June 27. Email Katerina Evans or call her at (443) 433-5961 with any questions.

NAMI Family
Support Group
Thurs., June 13 
7:00-8:30 p.m.
at Arundel Lodge.
For more information, email NAMI Anne Arundel 
 
NAMI Family
Support Group
Thurs., June 27 
7:00-8:30 p.m.
at Arundel Lodge.
For more information, email NAMI Anne Arundel.

Open Community
Drum Circle

Sat., July 13
10:30 a.m.
With Jordan Goodman, MS, of Beatwell. $10 suggested donation. All are welcome.
 
Music and Wellness

Sat., Aug. 24
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
A workshop with Musical Minds. $10 suggested donation. All are welcome. 
  

Mental Health Links

Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency

NAMI Anne Arundel County 

 

On Our Own of Maryland 

 

SAMHSA 

Greetings! 


We are pleased to announce that Arundel Lodge's Latino Mental Health Project has just received a grant from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. The $2,750 grant will allow Arundel Lodge to serve 15 new Latino clients during the next year. The Latino Mental Health Project began as a pilot program in 2010 and has been more successful even than we had hoped, leading to 39 referrals in its first year and 48 in its second. If you are interested in contributing to this important project, please contact Beth Lewis.

Our Summer Wellness Series kicked off on May 30 with an Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy led by Meghan Dempsey. We will offer more events like this throughout the summer, including an Introduction to Therapeutic Drumming on June 13, a Community Drum Circle on July 13, and a Music and Wellness Workshop on August 24. See the Upcoming Events listings in the sidebar of this issue for details. Contact LaShandra Oliver for more information.
LaShandra Oliver

Through the Looking Glass:

Art Show on May 8 a Great Success! 

 

Consumer artwork from across Maryland's mental health and peer support programs was featured at "Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on Life with Mental Illness" at the American Visionary Art Museum on May 8. The artwork was amazing!   

American Visionary Art Museum  

For more photos from the show, visit our Facebook page. Be sure to "like" our page when you're there so that you'll see our updates in your news feed!  

 

Thanks to all the staff, volunteers, members, friends, and sponsors who made this event a reality! 

   

We hope to see you at our next show, "The Yellow Brick Road: Visions Along the Journey," at the Pascal Center at Anne Arundel Community College, June 4-27, with an opening reception on June 13. See the sidebar in this issue for details.

 

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NAMIWalk 2013: 

Walking Together, Making a Difference 

NAMIWalk
John, Jimmy, Community Assistant Manager Mary England, and Joey. The members all completed the 3K walk and were very enthusiastic about being out with members of their community.

The 2013 Baltimore NAMIWalk raised nearly $200,000 to benefit the important work of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Arundel Lodge was there with a team of eight and raised $165, thanks to the generosity of staff and family members. 

The weather was cloudy, but we missed the rain! Arundel Lodge had a booth set up, along with a number of other mental health organizations.

 

Lindsey Butler, Margaret O'Brien, and Beth Lewis at our table.
















At our tent, we had a big sheet of blank white paper for visitors to draw on. People left lots of great messages and drawings!

drawings at NAMIWalk booth

Thanks to all who made this annual event a big success!

NAMIWalk

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Employee of the Month:
Katerina Evans, Art Therapist & Art Program Director
by Cindy Garmoe

Katerina EvansKaterina's career with Arundel Lodge is most interesting.  She has served Arundel Lodge in many different capacities. She started in 2009 as a Case Manager, and was certainly well respected in that role.  Then she went back to school, and in 2009-2010, she returned as an Art Therapy Intern while she was working on her Master's degree at George Washington University.

In August 2011, she joined the Day Program, and when she obtained her LGPC in August of 2012 she joined the Clinic as a Therapist.  She is also the Art Program Director.
 
Here are some statements from co-workers who nominated her:

 

Katerina Evans
Katerina hanging members' art at the b.b. Bistro art show in February

"Katerina is a tireless advocate with a positive attitude." 

    

"She is a pleasure to work with and is always willing to help. Her dedication to the clients and the art program is amazing!" 

 

"Despite a busy schedule, she is always pleasant and kind to staff and members. She is supportive of others."


When I asked Katerina about Arundel Lodge, she said that she loves working here because of the family atmosphere.  Here, clients come first.  She feels that the opportunity she has had to work in so many different roles has allowed her to see the whole picture.

From my perspective, Katerina is really awesome.  She is held in
universally high regard and always has a smile on her face.   


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