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This is a virtual celebration of joy, resilience and the power and creativity of the arts.
6/16/2021
  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
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The Department of Mental Health is pleased to partner with Express Yourself (EXYO) to present: Imagine Nation  

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.

EXYO Group Photo with pictures and activities

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. 

EXYO Event photos featuring individuals and groups as well as participants in activities
From left to Right: Mayor Cahill, Beverly MA; Paula Conrad, Co-Executive Director Express Yourself; Stan Strickland, Co-Executive Director Express Yourself,;Ricky Duran; Bill Hanney, Owner/Producer North Shore Music Theatre; Karen Nascembeni, General Manager North Shore Music Theatre; Commissioner Brooke Doyle, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
EXYO Event photos featuring individuals and groups as well as participants in activities

 

EXYO Event photos featuring individuals and groups as well as participants in activities

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 

The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages; enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities.
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