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The Intersection of Art and Healing with Wendy Neuman & Stephanie Munn
Episode 2813th March 2024 • Artsville • Crewest Studio + Sand Hill Artists Collective
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In this episode, we sit down with Wendy Neuman and Stephanie Munn to discuss the importance of art in building and strengthening communities based on their personal experiences. Stephanie is the Director of the Ferguson Family YMCA in Candler, North Carolina, and Wendy is a photographer, fashion designer, volunteer, and marketing expert.

In our conversation, Stephanie delves into the mission of the YMCA in fostering community connections and the wide range of programs they have for people of all ages and backgrounds. We discuss Wendy’s experiences as a photographer and fashion designer, including her work with cancer patients and her efforts to bring art into various organizations and events. We also talk about the importance of building friendships, building a safe place for children and families, Wendy’s Mandala and Kaleidoscope project, the role of art in bringing people together, why community engagement is essential, and much more! Join us, as we uncover the intersection of art, community, and healing with Wendy Neuman & Stephanie Munn!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • A brief update on Artsville's growth and new opportunities for 2024.
  • The unique art scene and community of Candler and Enka.
  • YMCA’s mission to build communities through inclusive programs.
  • How Stephanie realized the potential of the Candler and Enka communities.
  • Fostering artist-community engagement through Wendy’s workshops.
  • Discover the collaborations and wearable art featuring Wendy’s photography.
  • Stephanie shares details about the latest YMCA offerings and member benefits.
  • Wendy’s experiences photographing terminally ill children and cancer patients.
  • Why involvement with the YMCA is critical and how to get involved.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Artsville —

Wendy Neuman | Clothing —

Wendy Neuman | Photo —

Wendy Neuman on Instagram —

Wendy Neuman on Facebook —

Wendy Neuman on on Pinterest —

Stephanie Munn on LinkedIn —

Stephanie Munn on Instagram —

Call Stephanie Munn — 828-273-0346

YMCA of Western North Carolina —

OpenDoors Asheville —

Arterial Network —

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards —

Kenn Kotara —

Michael Manes —

Blue Spiral 1 —

Art Connections with Sherry Masters —

The West Coast podcast —

Not Real Art —

Artsville Podcast —

Scott “Sourdough” Power —

Louise Glickman —

Daryl Slaton —

Crewest Studio —

Sand Hill Artists Collective (SHAC) —




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