Katherine Blossom

Katherine Blossom is the arts director at the Connecticut Hospice, Inc.

Katherine was surrounded by the arts from an early age, her father being Curator of Paintings at the Fitz William Museum in Cambridge and at the Yale Center for British Art, and her mother being a sculptor and teacher at the Creative Arts Workshop. All of her family play musical instruments, and often gathered to improvise together.

After many years working in the music business, Katherine has been Arts Director at the Connecticut Hospice since 1996.  Katherine coordinates the Arts Program’s therapies and personnel, and schedules concerts, workshops, and visual arts exhibitions.

Katherine plays piano, violin, celtic harp, guitar & electric bass. She studied History, Arts & Letters, fine arts with painter Andrew Forge, and music theory/composition/history at Yale University, where she is now an Associate Fellow of Morse College.

At the Creative Arts Workshop, she studied printmaking with Barbara Harder, life-drawing with Dorothy Powers, sculpture with Ben Westbrock and photography with Virginia Blaisdell.  Katherine sings with The Yale Camerata & Pro Musica, and enjoys gardening, reading, history, and kayaking.

Katherine has presented the Connecticut Hospice Arts Program’s work to The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and to the Society for Arts in Healthcare, of which she is a member. In January of 2012, she held a week-long residency with staff and resident Veterans at the Veterans Administration Community Living Center in Washington, DC, where she taught workshops emphasizing relaxation, reminiscence, self-expression, and self-care.