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It’s going to be SUPER!
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The 2020 Washington State Brain Injury Conference will be held on April 15, 2020 from 3 pm to 7 pm and April 16, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington.
Here is the save the date flyer with information, schedules, costs and more:
A limited number of scholarships for the conference will be available for individuals with brain injury and unpaid caregivers of individuals with brain injury.
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Scholarship applications are DUE NO LATER THAN MARCH 1, 2020. Please follow the instructions on the form. Here’s what the form looks like:
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) was thrilled and honored to share the art of the Washington State brain injury community.
BEST participated in a community art installation at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). Work displayed in Tacoma Art Museum’s TAM Local: Community Art Space for the “Superhero” show. The show ran from October 16, 2019 to December 26, 2019, with an opening night receptions and artist meet and greet on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the TAM Community Art Space.
With 18 artists featured and nearly 50 pieces of art, this installation was enjoyed by many.
Now that the “Superhero” show has taken flight, we’d like to thank the following:
Thank you to the Tacoma Art Museum for their support, partnership and friendship; you are SUPER!
Thank you to our superhero artists who shared their time and talents: Diane Rasch, Robin Spicuzza, Jennifer McCarthy, The Tacoma Brain Injury Support Group, Nancy Sonduck, Cindy Ose, Erin Thompson, Justin Thompson, A.E. Bennett, Marilyn Bennett, Susan Peterson, Hannah Krueger, Donavan Vilet, Renne Emiko Brock, Kory Christiansen, Tim Carter and Diana Bluthenthal.
Thank you to Diane Rasch of Heartfelt Tidbits of Creativity for providing our superhero make and take art project!
Thank you to our installation team who put together the installation in October. Thank you for your time and hard work: Gloria Kraegel, Jeff Hartson, Marilyn Bennett, Erin Thompson and Kim Thompson.
Thanks to the “de-install” team. Your hard work and support was appreciated: Marilyn Bennett, Casey Bennett, Andrew Bennett, Erin Thompson, John Rasch, Renne Emiko Brock and Kim Thompson.
And extra special thanks for those who came to see our show and for the support for the brain injury community in Washington State!
Here’s a quick recap of the installation. Enjoy!
Spent a great morning at the Tacoma Art Museum with fellow superheroes 🦸♀️ on Saturday, December 21, 2019!
Our BEST thanks, love ❤️ and hugs to Heath and Renee (of collidedscopes.com), artist, author and instructor, Renne Emiko Brock, artist and BEST volunteer, Erin T., and Shane N. for hanging out and just being SUPER! Catch our community art installation “Superhero “ before it takes flight! Last day to view is December 26th! ❤️🦸♀️
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) has just witnessed the most beautiful art of sharing and caring.
Thank you for helping to support the empowerment artists of the brain injury community and their families.
With your generous help, you are providing the support for more learning materials and educational opportunities to tap into creative tools, resources and strategies for brain injury survivors to live the BEST lives possible after brain injury.
You put the “giving” in Giving Tuesday yesterday, the international day of giving back to causes that make a difference in the lives of others.
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As we reflect on 2019, the art of living our BEST lives possible in beautiful color and texture was evident.
Through our large support group network in Washington State; Our BEST Space activities, educational opportunities and events; widely attended educational symposiums; the Washington State TBI Conference; Brain Injury Awareness Month; camping; picnics; barbecues; the Tacoma Art Museum, TAM Local Community Art Installation: “Superhero” show featuring BEST artists; Second Life online support and activities; and BEST community outreach, the art of sharing our care and supporting each other was nothing short of magical.
Looking forward to the new brushstrokes of 2020. Thanks for making 2019 so special.