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The Caring Collaborative Presents: Creativity and Wellbeing: A Panel Discussion with Four Artists
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Time: 5:45 to 8:00 PM
Location: Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), 281 Park Avenue South (@ 22nd Street)
The program is free for CC Members, and $20 for others. If you are a CC member, simply RSVP online (click the "Pay by Check" button, but don't send check) - for others please use our online payment function.
Julia Cameron writes that “Creativity is the natural order of life, nothing we need to invent. Put simply, creativity is God’s gift to us. Our use of it is our gift back to God. We are intended to be creative.”
For over thirty years Julia Cameron has been exploring ways to develop the emotional and intellectual wellbeing that can accompany the acceptance and fostering of our own creativity. Nonetheless, ours is a left brain world and though we appreciate art, for many of us the world of producing art is foreign to us. Even so, many professional women might turn to artistic fields for excitement and satisfaction in their later years if this vista were opened to them. The Health Strategies Seminars have focused principally on physical health maintenance, but our concern with health needs to include vitality and satisfaction with life.
This season’s Health Strategies Seminar offers Caring Collaborative members the opportunity to interact with four women artists to learn how creativity has affected their wellbeing and how they generate and maintain their sense of creativity.
The panelists for this discussion are:
Antonia Guerrero is a Mexican visual artist and dancer based in New York City. Her multidisciplinary artwork encompasses drawing, photography, lighting, video, performance and sound to address themes of identity on both sides of the Mexican-United States border. She uses metaphor to open up questions of transformative identities and realities.
Bethene LeMahieu has moved from designing and implementing magnet schools to integrate a segregated school system to managing TTN’s The Salon peer group. Her art lies in building structures that foster creativity and engagement among participants. Now in its 7th year -- with a long waiting list – The Salon came from her desire to engage in conversations that go beyond sound bytes.
Eleanor Foa Dienstag is an author, journalist, corporate writer, and now a photo journalist, with publications in www.womanaroundtown.com and www.eleanorfoa.com . In 2007 she came to digital photography and it has become “all consuming, a joy and a passion” in her life.
Victoria Weil-Hagai has been an artist “since forever.” She began her life as a professional artist in the 1960’s beginning with painting, but she soon began incorporating craft techniques into her “paintings.” She is the kind of person who needs to make something every day. She is currently “teetering on the leading edge of the next thing for her.”
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Elizabeth de G. R. Hansen, anthropologist, yoga teacher and sometimes painter.
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