Inspirations from the Garden

Inspirations from the Garden

Saturday, July 18, 2015
10 am – 2pm

Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, Munster, IN

$10 advance purchase / $12 at the door

Advanced tickets may be purchased for $10 at the Cancer Resource Centre and at the gift shops of Community Hospital in Munster; St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago; St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Find a garden full of ideas and inspiration at this special program for the public. Tour the June Hawk-Franklin Garden of Meditation and Healing.

The Art of Balance

  • Michael Grab, of Gravity Glue (, will share his unique stone balancing creations, inspiring a sense that anything is possible. Enjoy watching his meditative process of balancing stones in such a way that they appear to be joined by glue. To view some of Michael's work click here.

    Michael Grab
  • Guest Artist Shari Smith LeMonnier, of Munster, will create a painting inspired by the healing garden. LeMonnier's spiritual and peace related paintings have been recognized by the Middle East Council of Churches, the Embassy of Afghanistan and the White House.
  • Lisa Sagami will demonstrate Ikebana, traditional Art of Japanese floral arranging emphasizing form and balance. She is a member of the Chicago Chapter of Ikebana International, an organization dedicated to the promotion of Ikebana.

  • Two lectures will be presented: "The Gift of Healing Herbs" by Vickie Jostes, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and "Essential Oils for Health and Wellness" by Krys Stevens, mom, wife and IT professional who lives a healthier life thanks to these oils.
  • Demonstrations by Cancer Resource staff: Chi Gong, a gentle form of exercise that improves health and overall well-being by Senior Yoga Instructor Andy Wichlinski and Crystal Bowl Sound Healing by instructor Pam Kozy, RMT, IARP.

Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:

  • The Times Media Co.
  • Genentech
  • Southlake Limo
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Volunteers from the Friends of the Cancer Resource Centre

Proceeds benefit the Cancer Resource Centre, which provides free education, support and mind-body programs for patients with cancer and their loved ones.