‘ArtFULL Grief: Loss and Creativity’ at LPCA Saturday

LAKE PLACID – A new event to bridge creativity and loss is coming to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon.

“ArtFULL Grief” is a free event open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. The morning will include a variety of art stations, resources, and refreshments. Children, accompanied by a supportive adult, are most welcome.

Lauren McGovern, a parent who lost her teenage son to suicide, is coordinating the event to shed light on both grief and art. McGovern is an accomplished fused glass and metal clay jewelry designer. She is also a National Certified Counselor and New York state certified school counselor. “Grief is so private and yet, so universal, ubiquitous. There is no life without loss; however, when someone you love dies, it’s profoundly personal and shocking,” she said. “When asked about the impetus for ‘ArtFULL Grief,’ I wanted to offer an event to provide both reflection and renewal in a shared space.”

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, a longstanding community organization devoted to the arts and arts education, readily agreed to partner with McGovern to launch this initial “ArtFULL Grief” event.

To register, donate funds for art supplies, or otherwise support the project, contact Lauren McGovern at laurenmcgovern@frontiernet.net or 518-837-7152.