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An engaging talk about the art of [SURVIVAL] with [MIRIAM ZIMMS]

What happens when the opportunity arises for us to personally experience the healing power of the arts through a health crisis? What if we allow the healing arts to enter our lives in all facets of mind (will), body (energy), and spirit (inner light/faith) support because we have no other choice? What if we find that art becomes just as important as medical treatment in survival? This lecture and demonstration will take attendees on Miriam’s survival journey answering those questions. She will use the arts – visual, movement, and sound to show how over 11 years she used the arts as a powerful tool for self-introspection and -expression over loss and trauma to move forward and heal. The lecture will be presented in an expressive story style and culminate in a class demonstration.

I am the Canvas - Miriam Zimms

I am the Canvas

About the [ARTIST]: Miriam Zimms

I came to healing arts eleven years ago through the Arts in Medicine studio at Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC). Guided by the Artist in Residence there, I learned about the healing and expressive arts by using them as a patient.  I established a daily arts practice during and after multiple surgeries, treatment, and a long-term rehabilitation for a major health crisis  that left me with a disability. My award-winning abstract art has been featured across Tampa Bay and throughout Florida in medical institutions, private companies, and public galleries. I am a Certified Zentangle and an Expressive Arts Teacher. I have taught and teach classes online and in-person within the community for over seven years. I advocate in the community and present nationally and internationally on the “power of art to heal” as a way of self-expression to overcome loss and trauma, and as part of a long-term mind, body, spirit self-care practice.

Admission is [FREE]

This event is free and open to the public. As a courtesy, we ask that you please help us plan for your arrival by emailing Community Engagement Director Ashley Lord at [email protected] to let us know you will be attending.

[THANK YOU] and we will see you soon!

The Lecture Series welcomes Janet Roberts (sold out)


“On the Road: A One Helluva Woman Show”

Janet Roberts, founder of Cultural Innovations in Action, shares the exploits, obstacles and joys of her road trip across the country. Learn about this 80-year-old activist’s adventures in her Prius as she interviewed community leaders to evoke change in the arts, education and the economy.

On the Road was originally produced by Stageworks Theatre in Tampa and directed by Karla Hartley, producing artistic director. It premiered to a sold out audience and is now available to other venues in Hillsborough County with support of a Community Arts Impact Grant from Arts Council of Hillsborough County and Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners.

On the Road captures Janet Roberts’ personal experiences on her solo journey and features brief video clips from her interviews with change makers. Janet covered 13,026 miles in 67 days, shot 51 videos, had six car problems, nearly finished 1.75 liters of rum AND did finish countless glasses of red wine.

On the Road is part of the Lecture Series presented by the Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free. 

All seats have been reserved. For more information email Aaron Washington at [email protected].

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The Lecture Series presents “Upstairs Downstairs”

HENRY B PLANT MUSEUM CAST“Upstairs Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel”

Step back in time and a single-character performance that brings turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Based on original research conducted by the Henry Plant Museum, these characters recreate the attitudes and mores of a bygone time. “Upstairs Downstairs” is a Henry Plant Museum presentation created through a partnership with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the University of Tampa.

The Lecture Series is presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, please email Aaron Washington at [email protected].

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