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Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00 -4:00 pm

Book signing and Presentation of "A Journey in The Moon Balloon"

Joan Drescher will conduct an interactive drawing demonstration on using the Moon Balloon with children and adults.

Barnes & Noble, Derby Street Shoppes
92-98 Derby Street
Hingham MA 02043

Anchor Magazine Cover

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:00pm

"A Journey in The Moon Balloon"

Interactive Demonstration and Slide Show

Hingham Public Library, Whiton Room
66 Leavitt Street
Hingham MA 02043

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March 21, 2015

A Journey in The Moon Balloon: When Images Speak Louder Than Words
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Joan Drescher's newest book is a fully-illustrated, hard cover, 72-page sequel to the original book, The Moon Balloon®, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers of London

Joan Drescher featured in Anchor Magazine, Issue 2

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September 11-14, 2014

When Images Speak Louder Than Words

Interactive four-day workshop weaves the spiritual and creative benefits of expressing feelings through images and symbols when words will not come. Demonstrations, artmaking, journaling, time alone and sharing as community.

Joan Drescher - Art for Healing and The Moon Balloon Project; Certified Spiritual Director
Jan Gough - Spiritual Director for Ghost Ranch; faculty, Stillpoint’s Spiritual Direction and Formation Training

Program Information:
Joan Drescher, 781-749-5179

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu NM
On Line at
Phone 877.804.4678

April 23-25, 2014

The Moon Balloon-The Power of Art to Transform Grief & Loss

Presenter: Joan Drescher
ADEC: The Association for Death Education and Counseling
36th Annual Conference

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore MD

October 17, 2013

Artists Panel Presentation, Coastal Printmakers

Presenters: Joan Drescher - Art for Healing and The Moon Balloon Project;
Jane Johnston - Collographs; and Esther Maschio - Artist Books.
Event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to Sally Dean Mello, 781-934-6634 ext. 15 before October 16.

The Art Complex Museum
89 Alden Street
Duxbury MA 02331

September 30, 2013

Workshop: When Images Speak Louder Than Words

Take a journey in The Moon Balloon with author-illustrator Joan Drescher.
A one-hour interactive workshop for parents and children to help families communicate.

Contact Nancy Perry, Children's Librarian. 781-659-2015 x 115

Norwell Public Library
64 South Street
Norwell MA 02061

September 22, 2013

Opening Reception, Coastal Printmakers

Works of Joan Drescher and others.

1:30 - 3:30 pm
The Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street
Duxbury MA 02331

September 21, 2013

Workshop: The Journey Through Loss and Grief,
Helping Families Communicate during Times of Crisis and Loss

Joan Drescher and Rob Zucker believe strongly that a grieving parent can also be an effective parent.
This workshop will offer essential information and powerful tools for establishing meaningful
parent-child communication.

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Fee $99
registration required.
Contact Denise Brack 781-936-8068.

August 14, 2013

Arts in Healing

Presentation at Lesley University for students of Professor Vivien Speiser,
about how art and The Moon Balloon bring communication and healing to patients
at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Lesley University, Cambridge MA

July 27, 2013

The Moon Balloon at Giant Kids Summer Fun Festival

A day of recreation and inspiration for children with cancer, sponsored by Giant Kids,
an organization that benefits brave kids battling cancer.

Camp Kiwi, Mohopac NY

March 27, 2013

Moon Balloon Fundraiser for the Families of Newtown

The Hingham community gathered in generous support for survivors and families
in Newtown CT. Moms, dads and children learned about how The Moon Balloon
works and the benefit it can bring to the Newtown families.

Sponsored by Beth Mercurio, Member of the Moon Balloon Board of Directors

February 9, 2013

Helping Children Cope with a Loved One’s Cancer

Presentation by Joan Drescher
A Journey in The Moon Balloon® - Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss
Moon Balloon Training for Caregivers and Volunteers
focusing on using The Moon Balloon in palliative care, grief and loss.
8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends of Hope, South Shore Hospital
30 Reservoir Park Drive
Rockland MA

Registration Contact: Julie A. Kembel, Coordinator, Friends of Hope
12 Water Street
Hingham MA 02043

Friday, November 9, 2012

"The Healing Power of Art" Reception, Artist Talk, and Book Signing

3:00 pm.
Linden Ponds Clubhouse
203 Linden Ponds Way
Hingham, MA 02043

To gain entry to Linden Ponds, mention the name of resident Elaine Taber.

November 1 to December 1, 2012

The Art of Joan Drescher: Prints, Paintings, Collage, Handmade and
Published Books

The Gallery at Linden Ponds Clubhouse
203 Linden Ponds Way
Hingham, MA 02043

Viewing: Call Linden Ponds for admission (800) 832-5319

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Moon Balloon at Barnes & Noble

Come on a journey of the imagination in The Moon Balloon with Joan Drescher, author/illustrator of more than two dozen children’s books. Joan will drrawing from The Moon Balloon and signing books.

3:00 pm
Children's Section of Hingham Barnes & Noble
Derby Street Shops, 96 Derby Street #300
Hingham, MA 02043



November, 2014
Anchor Magazine
feature article
“To Embrace the Wholeness of Life”
A Guiding Light for Joan Drescher

by Susan Bayley

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March 28, 2012
The Patriot Ledger
Joan Drescher of Hingham gives ailing children a reason to smile
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January 19, 2012
The Hingham Journal
Pre-Valentine event 'for the loves of your life'
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October 21, 2010
The Hingham Journal
'Balloon' provides a lift
South Shore artist helps kids cope with cancer
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click here for PDF file of this article

October 2010
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South Shore Living
Helping Hands
Unleashing the Healing Power of Art, Gardens, and Fashion
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June 10, 2009
The San Angelo Standard-Times
Moon Balloon Training Is Given
Program helps children to deal with their feelings
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July 6, 2008
The Boston Globe
Letting Ill Children Float Their Worries Away
Through art, patients gain control over stress
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May 10, 2007
NewsCenter 5 (WCVB-TV Boston)
Art Therapy Can Help Children
Author Shows Kids How To Express Feelings
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Watch the video >>
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