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Susan S. Buzzi’s “The Kindness Project” Offers Community Workshop For All Ages Plus Art Exhibit In Tamarac Thanks To Artist Grant From Broward County Cultural Division

Susan S. Buzzi of Tamarac, FL has received an Individual Artist Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division to present “The Kindness Project”.  This intergenerational and multi-disciplinary program, promotes empathy, mindfulness and wellness through art as Broward’s diverse communities reflect three years post COVID.  A Free Community Workshop for all ages takes place on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Tamarac Community Center.  The art exhibit’s Opening Reception is Saturday, May 27, 2023 at the same location.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.



“T h e      K i n d n e s s      P r o j e c t”







Tamarac   Community   Center

8601  W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL. 

For information please call (954) 597-3620



Susan S. Buzzi is a coach practitioner and arts educator who uses expressive therapies such as music, visual art and writing with her work.  “It is essential that after 3 years post COVID, we all move in positive directions – both mentally and physically – resume good, healthy lifestyles, to socialize and connect again.  The effects from the Pandemic were staggering for everyone; and realistically, we still face serious residuals”, states Buzzi.









Collaborating with Dr. Jeffrey Pickens Ph.D., professor of psychology, author and human development expert, they’ll facilitate a Free Community Workshop on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 3:30 pm at Tamarac Community Center which will consist of a series of art-related activities for all ages.  All supplies will be provided. 









Participants will have an opportunity to exhibit completed works for the exhibition which will open during National Mental Health Awareness Month.  The exhibit will also include Buzzi’s photography with accompanying inspirational quotes.









As the art instructor for Atlantis Academies Coral Springs, Buzzi explains, ” I sometimes utilize expressive therapies which include not only the visual arts, but music and journaling. These techniques are integrated to further enhance the creative experience by reducing stress, relieving depression and anxiety; all while encouraging relaxation, confidence and productivity for the students“.



Word clouds will be created for the exhibit based on the workshop responses



Buzzi adds, “The actual process of creating art also builds self-image, purpose and provides a unique outlet for communication. When we share, acknowledge each other, show appreciation and listen … we empathize. Considerable research has shown that identifying and understanding emotions – both one’s own as well as those of others – can help build and strengthen relationships, defuse conflict and improve overall lifestyle satisfaction, good health and wellness”.








Several examples of “tats” (Thematic Apperception Tests – also known as Picture Interpretation Technique) which will be utilized in the May 11th Community Workshop describing emotions and feelings. Participants will view a series of familiar images and select the best emotion or feeling representing the work. The Community Workshop will be facilitated by Susan S. Buzzi and collaborator Dr. Jeffrey Pickens, Professor of Psychology. Additional Workshop activities for participants will include collage making, bookmarks and coloring. The Workshop is open to all ages.






For information about these  events please call (954) 597-3620.






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