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 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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I Have Worked With

  • September 2011 to June 2020

    Vocalist, Board Member, Graphic designer and Website designer

  • January 2016 to February 2020

    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.

  • January 2013 to January 2020

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


  • Creative Business

Contact Information

First Name: 
Kathy Cadow
Job Title/Position: 
Artist and Consultant, Designer of Transformative Art Forms
Mailing Address: 
Tip Top Media & Arts, 85 North Main St
Studio 223
White River Junction, VT 05001
Physical Address: 
Tip Top Media & Arts, 85 North Main St Studio 223
White River Junction, VT 05001
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Graphic
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Media - Digital
Music - Chamber
Music - Choral
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Photography
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: 
Healing Arts - Artist-in-Residence training, Creative Center, NYC
RN (retired) NYS, CT, MA, NH
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: