- Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
The Department of Mental Health is pleased to partner with Express Yourself (EXYO) to present: Imagine Nation
- Now through June 30th on-demand
- Go to www.exyo.org
This is a virtual celebration of joy, resilience and the power and creativity of the arts. The performance highlights the work of community youth as well as those in residential treatment programs throughout the year.
Each performance piece is a spectacular showcase of our youth’s talent and strength including singing, dancing, and a virtual art gallery. Youth worked in partnership with guest artists which included: an uplifting music video with Ricky Duran (The Voice, Season 17), a colorful dance piece with Carlos Thomas and Cammie Griffin of STOMP, visual storytelling with filmmaker Matt Mixon, and hybrid animal art sculptures created with visual artists Wes Bruce.
May 20th, 2021 marked 27 years of celebrating pure kid joy! From the North Shore Music Theatre parking lot to devices around the world, people gathered to watch and support ExYo youth’s creativity and resilience. Special thanks to NSMT’s Bill Hanney and Karen Nascembeni for assisting us in hosting this Outdoor Drive In event for Exyo youth, their families, and our supporters. Streamed on two large screens, families watched from their socially distanced spot and enjoyed their gift bags filled with bling and delicious popcorn. Families who chose to watch from home received gift certificates for pizza.