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Beating the Creative Blues with Dr. Eric Maisel

  • Rockland Center for the Arts 27 South Greenbush Road West Nyack, NY, 10994 United States (map)

Creative folks have a special relationship to the thing usually called “depression.”  Vincent van Gogh, the icon of the tortured artist, cut off his own ear, and spun out of control in his own depression.  Are all   creative people, who seek to find meaning in their work-destined to end up like van Gogh?  Not at all.  

Come join Dr. Eric Maisel, America’s foremost creativity coach, psychotherapist, retired family therapist, and the author of more than 50 books (among them The Van Gogh BluesThe Future of Mental Health, Rethinking Depression, and Coaching the Artist Within) as he explains the nature of this special relationship – and what creatives can do to better deal with what for many is a constant background coloration of the blues. 

Event takes place October 21, 2017, 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $2o for members and $25 for non-members.  Tickets can be purchased online at  For more information:  call  845-358-0877 or visit

Earlier Event: October 21
Autumn Electronix Festival
Later Event: October 22
Opening Reception: Geometric Spirits