FHR celebrates successful agency-wide expressive arts event

Published 01/27/2012
Members from FHR Maine worked together to create this design on Studio 35 Day.

Individuals in all nine regions of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. participated in first ever Studio 35 Day

Lincoln, RI – January 27, 2012 - Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) celebrated its creative recovery program, Studio 35, from Maine to North Carolina during the agency’s first ever Studio 35 Day on Wednesday, January 25.

FHR Rhode Island

FHR President/CEO Joe Dziobek explains Studio 35 as a diverse healing arts and music recovery program designed to enrich the lives of the individuals that FHR serves, as well as staff and members of the community. “Studio 35 has had a strong presence with art programs on the Cape and at PeaceLove Studios in Pawtucket. We kicked off the musical portion here in Rhode Island with a concert featuring Grammy award nominee Johnny Neel back in November,” Dziobek says. “We designated Studio 35 Day to expand this unique programming to all nine of our regions in seven different states.”

Participants of Studio 35 Day gathered in their local creative space to design a logo and tagline for this unique recovery program. “It’s a chance for our members to have a say in what they think Studio 35 should really look like,” says RI Regional Practice Manager Heather Spunzo. Rhode Island FHR members gathered at the Regional Office in Pawtucket. While writing poetry, drawing, painting, and appreciating different art forms, staff and consumers took full advantage of this opportunity to bond.

FHR Fall River

“Studio 35 allows everyone to express their individuality and to take pride in accomplishing something for themselves,” says Fall River Rehabilitation and Recovery Group Coordinator Therese Bernier. “For me personally, this isn’t just a job; we’re improving the quality of life. It’s digging inside to find that special something that each person has to express themselves. That’s what it’s about for me.”

“As an agency-wide therapeutic approach, Studio 35 provides individuals recovering from mental illness and addictive disorders a valuable adjunct to traditional therapy,” Dziobek expresses. “Studio 35 recognizes each individual’s aptitude for creative expression and provides instruction and guidance to participants in art, music, drama, dance, writing, and more.”

Studio 35 committee members hope to announce the winners of the new logo and tagline within the next couple of weeks.

For more information about Studio 35, please contact Director of Clinical Services Pam Daisey at 302-422-1530.