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    Arts for Healing

    The Reser’s new Arts for Healing program is a curated and inspiring arts series that offers transformative and healing experiences for individuals in our community. We are creating programs and spaces where people feel welcomed and represented. We believe in the healing potential of art to nourish the soul, ignite creativity, and spark conversations that bring people together in shared moments of reflection and growth. This series promotes emotional well-being while fostering a sense of unity.

    Join us on this immersive exploration of the healing arts, where each encounter is an invitation to find solace, inspiration, and renewal.

    Remo HealthRHYTHMS®
    Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27
10 am-11 am in The Lab.

    Leading the way in the use of Rhythm. HealthRHYTHMS® is a research-based group drumming program developed over 20 years ago through the interdisciplinary collaboration of experts in Neuroscience, Music Therapy, and Recreational Music Making.

    Purchase the entire Remo HealthRHYTHMS® series before April 6th for $80. You can purchase individual classes online or drop in for $25 per class.

    Purchase the 4 class series here.

    Purchase individual class tickets here:
    April 13
    April 20 rescheduled May 05
    April 27

    A signed waiver is required to attend these classes.

    Dance for Parkinson’s® Workshop
    Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13 & 20
10 am-11 am in The Lab.

    Join us for the launch of Dance for PD® at The Reser! This research-backed global program is designed for people living with Parkinson’s but benefits anyone with mobility concerns. No dance experience is required – class may be enjoyed seated or standing. Energizing and inspiring live music will guide you as you discover diverse dance styles and practical movement methods that address balance, flexibility, and confidence.

    Purchase the entire series before April 29th for $80. You can purchase individual classes online or drop in for $25 per class.

    Purchase the 4 class series here:

    Purchase individual class tickets here:
    April 29
    May 6
    May 13
    May 20

    A signed waiver is required to attend these classes.

    Story Medicine: A Storytelling Workshop
    Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24
4 pm in The Lab.

    Stories we hear and tell can have a profound impact upon our mental, emotional, and physical health. The unique stories of our lives carry the medicine of humor, wisdom, vision, and healing. We all have stories to tell and a unique voice and style for telling them.

    In this four-session workshop participants will be led through a variety of storytelling exercises and activities to bring a short (5-7 minutes) personal or traditional story to life. We will explore ways to integrate storytelling and story listening as a practice in daily life. Following the workshop, we will invite friends and family to share our stories for those who wish to do so. No previous experience in storytelling or performance necessary.

    About the Instructor: From Irish myths and Russian fairytales to Oregon tall tales and lively participation stories, Will Hornyak weaves a wide web of oral traditions into spellbinding and well crafted performances and workshops. Will is a nationally recognized storyteller and he has performed at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee as well as numerous regional festivals, theatres, schools and colleges. Will has taught storytelling in communication at Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College and Clackamas Community College. He is a strong advocate for storytelling as a change agent in personal and community life. He believes that we all have unique and important stories to tell and he assists others in bringing those stories to life in their own voice and style. For more information about Will, visit his website:

    These 4 classes are sold as a series package only. Purchase the entire series for $100 (4 classes).

    A signed waiver is required to attend these classes.

    Scholarships are available. Please email Aaron Nigel Smith for more information.

    Mission and Vision
    The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts Education and Community Mission is to inspire the awakening of creativity in all of us by providing access to exceptional arts experiences to, lifelong learners, students, educators, and families in our community.

    The Reser honors the cultures and customs of its diverse community and, using the awesome power of the Arts, creates opportunities for deeper understanding and authentic connections between people. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront as we develop programs and initiatives for people of all ages and walks of life. Our beautiful facility serves as a gathering space where Arts & Culture thrive, and people have unique and engaging opportunities to explore creativity. At The Reser, we envision a venue where everyone in our community is empowered, feels represented, and welcome.