Kathy Cadow Parsonnet is an artist and health professional, with over 30 years' professional practice in both public health and the arts.
She became involved in the Arts and Healing professions in 2001, including a five-year artist residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, bringing art to patients, families, and staff. She also collaborates with area schools, community centers, senior centers, and arts organizations, to make art accessible to all.
As a result of her work with populations experiencing temporary or permanent physical or psychological challenges, Ms. Parsonnet created several interactive art forms, one of which is Fraglets Art, using magnetic assemblages which immediately engage people of all abilities in the creative process of art-making. She has also developed another art form known as Sans-Colle Collage (collage without glue). These painted materials are clean, lightweight, portable, and can be used in any setting where there is a flat surface - including airplanes!
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. In addition, she has obtained several grants through the NH State Council on the Arts to bring both art and music to communities that do not regularly participate in the arts.
Kathy's consulting work includes being one of several Expert Consultants for the Society for Arts in Healthcare (now re-formed as the National Organization for Arts in Health), helping arts, health, and music organizations around the country evaluate and develop their capcity to integrate the arts and healing. She has also been a consultant and researcher in the field of public health and chronic illness.
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, creating her own works of art. She sings regularly with several choral groups, including Cantabile Women (Norwich VT), the NH Music Festival (Plymouth NH), Full Circle (Lyme NH), and the High Holiday Choir.
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