Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
Kathy Cadow Parsonnet

Kathy Cadow Parsonnet is an artist and health professional, with over 30 years' professional practice in both health-care and the arts.

Her practice in the field of the arts includes choral music, theater, and the visual arts. She became involved in the Arts and Healing professions in 2001, which included a five-year artist residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Kathy has an ongoing collaboration with the DHMC Live Well/Work Well program to develop a series of creative interventions designed to improve employee health and wellness, such as the Art-on-the-Job project, Art Works for Health initiative, and Art-in-the-Stairwell program. She continues to offer monthly art workshops for employees.

As a result of her work with populations with temporary and permanent physical or psychological challenges, Ms. Parsonnet created several interactive art forms, one of which is Fraglets Art, which immediately engages people of all abilities in the creative process of art-making. Since 2007, she has designed and used this art form for workshops in all settings, collaborated with hospital and hospice art programs around the country, and sold the materials worldwide. 

From 2005 to 2014, Kathy served as an Expert Consultant to the Society for Arts in Healthcare. In this capacity, she consulted with arts, health, and music organizations throughout the country, to help them evaluate and develop their capacity to integrate the arts and health.

When not conducting workshops or consulting with arts and health organizations, Kathy spends her time in her studio at the Tip Top Media & Arts building in White River Junction, Vermont, developing and expanding her line of accessible art materials.


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  • January 2016

    I have had an ongoing relationship with the Norwich Public Library over the past 25 years, both as a volunteer, as an exhibitor in their Art Gallery, and a presenter for an interactive workshop. I have also designed many of their publicity materials and special websites.

  • April 2014

    Wrote, received, and administered a grant for a pilot project to broaden the reach of the CraftStudies' Recovering Your Life Through Craft program. Worked with a number of community-based organizations that served people living with chronic health conditions, and offered on-site workshops for their populations. 

    Developed a series of presentations and materials for the CraftStudies teaching artists, to educate them about working in health-care settings.

    Offered a number of my own Fraglets Art workshops as part of the project, including Spark! Community Center in Lebanon NH, The Aging Resource Center at DHMC, Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction, and The Memory Cafe (Alzheimer's support program) in Lebanon.

    This was a year-long project that went from September 2014 through December 2015

  • January 2013

    Pro-bono design services for their marketing and promotion, and periodically consult with the Executive Director regarding strategic planning


  • Creative Business
  • Venue

Contact Information

First Name: 
Kathy Cadow
Job Title/Position: 
Artist and Consultant, Owner Fraglets Art
Mailing Address: 
Tip Top Media & Arts, 85 North Main St
Studio 255
White River Junction, VT 05001
Physical Address: 
Tip Top Media & Arts, 85 North Main St Studio 255
White River Junction, VT 05001
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Graphic
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - Philosophy
Literary Arts- Fiction
Media - Digital
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Music - Chamber
Music - Choral
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Art Studios
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Marketing Services
Product Development Services
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Harvard School of Public Health (MPH)
Harvard Graduate School of Education (MEd)
Dartmouth Tuck School (Entrepreneur Program participant)
Creative Center NYC (Training Arts and Health)
Brandeis University (BA: Anthropology, Art)
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Arts in Healthcare Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
My art form (Fraglets Art) has been used by people with all abilities and challenges, including paralysis, blindness, Alzheimer's, and emotional and cognitive challenges. I have worked with children on the Autism spectrum and children with ADHD. My studio is in an ADA-approved building.

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Health
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
RN (retired)
Artist-in-Residence training, Creative Center NYC
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Studio 255, Tip Top
Venue Type: 
Conference / Meeting Room
Venue Address: 
Tip Top Media & Arts Building
85 North Main St
White River Junction, VT 05001
Venue Phone: 
Seasons Available: 
Venue Features: 
Additional Comments: 
This is my studio, which accommodates eight people. I offer regular workshops as well as custom workshops. My fees depend on duration (minimum 1 hour) and materials used. It is best to contact me by email for more information.