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New Mexico Journey in The Moon Balloon

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque New Mexico

Book Signing "A Journey in The Moon Balloon: When Images Speak Louder Than Words"
beginning with Mass Ascension of the Balloons at 4:00 AM

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Book Signing and On-the-Spot Interactive Drawing "A Journey in The Moon Balloon:
When Images Speak Louder Than Words"

The Ark Bookstore
133 Romero Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sunday, September 20,2015

Discussion and Booksigning

12 noon to 1:00 pm

The Old Ship Church
Unitarian Universalist Parish
107 Main Street, Hingham MA 02043
(781) 749-1679

September 1 - December 21,2015

An educational display of original art from Joan Drescher’s newly published book
"A Journey in The Moon Balloon: When Images Speak Louder than Words"

presented by South Shore Art Center and South Shore Conservatory as part
of an exhibit of Joan Drescher’s recent artworks.

Artist’s Reception and Booksigning
Oct. 22, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Presentation: Arts and Healing Class

Dr. Vivien Marcow-Speiser, Professor of Expressive Therapies

Graduate School
Lesley University
Cambridge MA

July 17 - August 30

South Shore Art Center Members’ Blue Ribbon Show and Booksigning

Opening Reception July 17, 6-8 pm
Joan Drescher will be present to personalize copies of her newly-released book,
"A Journey in The Moon Balloon: When Images Speak Louder Than Words"

South Shore Art Center
119 Ripley Road
Cohasset MA 02025

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

Anchor Magazine Cover

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


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

by Susan Bayley

Read the story >>

March 28, 2012
The Patriot Ledger
Joan Drescher of Hingham gives ailing children a reason to smile
Read the story >>
Watch the video >>

January 19, 2012
The Hingham Journal
Pre-Valentine event 'for the loves of your life'
click here to view this article

October 21, 2010
The Hingham Journal
'Balloon' provides a lift
South Shore artist helps kids cope with cancer
Read the story >>
click here for PDF file of this article

October 2010
South Shore Living logo
South Shore Living
Helping Hands
Unleashing the Healing Power of Art, Gardens, and Fashion
click here for PDF file of this article

June 10, 2009
The San Angelo Standard-Times
Moon Balloon Training Is Given
Program helps children to deal with their feelings
Read the story >>

July 6, 2008
The Boston Globe
Letting Ill Children Float Their Worries Away
Through art, patients gain control over stress
Read the story >>

May 10, 2007
NewsCenter 5 (WCVB-TV Boston)
Art Therapy Can Help Children
Author Shows Kids How To Express Feelings
Read the story >>
Watch the video >>
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