Collinwood 2015 Project Announcement

Photo by Bridget Caswell

Arts and health will unite for thirteen amazing projects through Northeast Shores’ new program, Collinwood 2015. The 13 projects include five on exercise together, four on preventative care access, on health eating, one on domestic violence, and one on insurance awareness. These projects will happen in North Collinwood between now and the end of August. Learn more about these projects and how you can participate by calling Julia at 216-481-7660.

Exercise Together

  • 356 Days of Walking in Collinwood will be a book with walking routes through the neighborhood featuring photos and points of interest, all submitted by residents.
  • Shoe Art Walk will highlight exercise themes represented on both shoes and canvas with the shoes displayed throughout the neighborhood.
  • Swing dances classes will be offered to residents of North Shore Collinwood for free.
  • Bus shelters will have colorfully illustrated vinyl wraps that depict easy and effective exercises that can be done while waiting for the bus.
  • Yoga at the Sculpture Garden will happen up to 20 times this summer, with first time participants receiving a free yoga mat, towel, and health items.

Preventative Care Access

  • Health through the lens of African American’s will provide photography workshops focusing on health concerns, with finished work on display and for sale.
  • Healthy hearts is where residents will create clay hearts displaying health messages that will be showcased throughout the neighborhood.
  • Dancing wheels will have a 13 week residency for the students in Collinwood to spread the word and importance of equality in arts through dance.
  • Survivors Helping Other Women Survive (SHOWS) will present two plays from their collection of one act plays written by breast cancer survivors that illustrate the cancer experience.

Healthy Eating

  • Photographic food diaries for third and fourth graders will help guide the children to a more heightened awareness of what they put into their bodies, showcasing “eat the rainbow.”
  • Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project will work with the Rose Center for Aging Well, chefs, and gardeners to improve senior health.

Domestic Violence

  • Survivors of domestic violence will take a four week weaving course with works that reflect or react to their struggles.

Health insurance Awareness

  • Basketballs by basketball players will be painted and displayed around the neighborhood with messages about registering for health insurance.
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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015