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Legacy of Hope

Thursday, Oct 2
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

The Ecumenical Center presents the Legacy of Hope Luncheon with guest speaker Lee Woodruff, author, journalist and wife of ABC Anchorman Bob Woodruff who suffered a traumatic head injury while embedded with U.S. Troops in the Middle East. The luncheon benefits the Ecumenical Center for Religion & Health. For details, please contact the Center at 210-616-0885.

Table and Underwriting Sponsors

Nancy and Vernon Torgerson

Phyllis Wenglein

Lori and Mark Wright


Karin and J. Scott Beckendorf

Carolyn and Larry Biedenharn

Barbara and Michael Gentry


San Antonio Medical Foundation

Mary and Bob Carter

Christ Episcopal Church

Julian Gold

Elizabeth and Jeff Hetrick

Yona and Tom McNish

Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Yoli and Chuck Anderson

Pam and Art Burdick

Jimmie Ruth and Dick Evans

Mary Beth Fisk and Danny Miller

Henrietta Hildebrand

Leslie and Tom Kingman

Sherry and Laird McNeil

Rabbi Samuel and Lynn Stahl

(as of 8/7/14)


Art Heals Hearts: Open Studio Sessions

2014 Open Studio Sessions at the Ecumenical Center, 8310 Ewing Halsell, San Antonio, TX 78229

Invitation to Participate

Dates & times for the Open Studio Sessions

Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM, October 18  -- Register Now

Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM, November 29 -- Register Now

Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM, December 13 -- Register Now

Note - you must register for each session separately by clicking on the words Register Now next to each date you would like to attend. 



Location for all Open Studio Sessions will be Jones Hall of the Ecumenical Center on 8310 Ewing Halsell Dr. in San Antonio, TX.



  1. The Ecumenical Center will provide participants of all ages (6 to 106 years of age) the opportunity to use art supplies to express their healing journey.  There’s no charge, so everyone can participate!

  2. Facilitators will be present to give assistance in mastering the art materials provided and to encourage self-expression. Vicki Williams-Patterson, MCAT, LPC-AT, ATR-BC will be leading every session. Other art therapists and additional licensed clinicians will be available at each session.


  1. Anyone can participate who wants an opportunity to use art as part of his or her healing process. You can register to attend one or all of the sessions.

  2. Participants must register for the “Open Studio Sessions” that they wish to attend. There will be a limit of 30 participants at each session. Again, there is no charge.

  3. An adult must accompany children and adolescents under the age of 15 yrs.

  4. Each participant will be asked to help provide a safe and calm environment.

  5. Art supplies provided: 12” x 12” cardstock in white and black, markers, oil pastels, tempera paint, and collage supplies.

  6. Participants may bring their own art supplies.

  7. Participants are encouraged to wear “old clothes” that they won’t mind getting dirty. Making art can be messy!

Please call Vicki Williams-Patterson, MCAT, LPC-AT, ATR-BC, at 210-541-1400 to volunteer as a facilitator.

Other Ways to Support “Art Heals Hearts – Open Studio Sessions”

  1. Spread the word! Encourage your friends and family to participate in the Open Studio sessions. Making art is great therapy! And, since everyone has suffered in some way, we all have something to share about our path of healing.

  2. Donate art supplies: collage materials, glue guns & glue sticks, drop cloths and plastic table cloths, paint brushes, extra large t-shirts or art smocks!

  3. Keep all the participants, clinicians, and facilitators in your hearts and join us in our sincere hope that this healing opportunity reaches everyone who is ready to participate. Your thoughts, prayers, and support are a vital part of this event!


Call Vicki Williams-Patterson, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC-AT at 210-541-1400.


(210) 616-0885