Arts for Health Series

Eric Booth Photo

CHI Memorial Foundation will host a virtual 20th Annual Cam Busch Arts for Health Series in partnership with the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  

This virtual event will feature guest speaker Eric Booth in collaboration with PopUp Project. 

“The arts tell the stories of human experience in an endless profusion of ways, and they ingeniously invite others to hear, to enter them, and to be connected…this is where the arts become essential to human health.” – Eric Booth – Empathetic Entry into the Stories of Others

About the presenters:

Eric Booth is a recipient of the nation’s highest award in arts education, and was named one of the 25 most influential people in the arts. He has been a faculty member at Juilliard, Tanglewood, The Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center Education. He serves as a consultant for cities, states, medical organizations, businesses, seven of the largest U.S. orchestras, as well as senior advisor to many global arts organizations. In 2018, he launched the International Teaching Artist Collaborative, a year-round program building a global network of artists who work in community and educational settings, including work with artists in the Chattanooga region.

PopUp Project Chattanooga

PopUp Project

PopUp Project is a highly acclaimed dance and production company based in Chattanooga with a vision to support a vibrant, diverse and sustainable arts community. Their work is innovative, responding to history, culture, and social environments by recognizing that artists bring life, perspective and a unique sense of place to their communities. In collaboration with Eric Booth, PopUp dancers will create a dynamic dance phrase with the virtual audience to animate concepts of health, learning, and social justice through the arts. Guests will also preview excerpts from their soon-to-be released feature length film, "The Light We Share." 

If you would like to make a donation to support the Arts for Health program at CHI Memorial, click here