(Fort McMurray, AB – November 28, 2016) –Stricken with breast cancer, Laura Roberts turned to creative arts therapy to help in treatment and recovery – and she believes that saved her life.
The Keyano College sociology instructor recounts her experience in the next edition of the 2016/2017 University Lecture Series, “Dancing Under the Chemo Tree: The Role of Creative Arts Therapy in the Treatment of Cancer.”
The talk is Friday, December 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Keyano Recital Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
“It’s going to be a positive and uplifting lecture, as I share the way dance, yoga, art, meditation, music contributed to my spiritual and physical healing journey,” says Roberts, who has worked at the College since August 2012. “I am also very excited to launch an art show in the Keyano Art Gallery. The pieces on display were mostly produced during art therapy sessions I attended at Edmonton’s Cross Cancer Institute, while simultaneously going through conventional cancer treatment like chemo, radiation and surgery.”
At the conclusion of the talk, all are welcome to attend a reception in the art gallery, accessible from the main Theatre lobby. The show will remain open at the gallery through the week of December 5.
Adds Roberts: “After being away on medical leave to fight cancer, I am very happy to back at the College teaching again in our community. I hope by sharing my story and art work, I will be able to bring comfort and strength to those who are going through difficult times.”
This edition of the Lecture Series is the third of six lectures scheduled this year. The next lecture will be in January 2017.
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