Bull study by Picasso for Guernica


2018 ACWC Creativity Forum Series Begins in March

Artist and current ACWC trustee Sarah Bowen and former president Shanta Lee Gander have created a series of creativity forums for the spring of 2018 titled "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and the Imagination." The series explores questions such as: "How do we nourish and sustain our creative practice?" "What does it mean to 'nourish' or 'feed' our inner artist?" "How do we nourish others through our creative work?"

Extending this metaphor, the series provides a menu of five programs (three forums and two "explorations") that will give individuals the opportunity to consider these questions as they relate to creative expression in the studio, the community, and the world. The intended audience ranges from experienced artists to people interested in expanding their creativity in everyday life; the organizers hope to address concerns of professional artists while at the same time demystifying the concept that creativity is only for the chosen few.

TICKETS: $8/forum, $20 for all three; work trades available. For general questions, work trade infomation, or to be added to the forum program mailing list, contact Shanta Lee at shantavns@gmail.com or send a text to (802) 275-8152. Visit the ACWC website at www.acwc.us and Facebook.

RE-ENCHANTMENT & OUR INNER CHILD: MATERIALS & PROCESS
Thursday, March 22, 6:00-8:30 p.m. (includes time to network)
118 Elliot, Brattleboro, Vt.

Featured Artists: Ines Zeller Bass (Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Sandglass Theater), Marta Bernbaum (Co-Owner of JMB Glass Studios), Moderator: William Forchion (U.S. Cultural Exchange Ambassador for Circus Arts & Co-Founder of Dreamcatcher Entertainment)

As adults we sometimes downplay thinking and having a childlike mind or entering a state of returning to our inner child. What can children or remembering our inner child teach us? This session explores tapping into our inner children through re-enchantment with the everyday items that surround us. How can the items in our everyday life be used as a gateway to play and our inner child as we unzip our creativity? We will explore all of the ways we can think outside of the box of adulthood, gain lessons from re-engaging with our inner child as a part of the creative process.

A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN: THE CREATION OF INNER SPACE
Thursday, April 26, 6:00-8:30 p.m., 118 Elliot, Brattleboro, Vt.

SOURCES OF INSPIRATION: CREATIVE LINEAGE
Thursday, October 18, 6:00-8:30 p.m., The Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.

SOME RELATED EXPLORATIONS....

ALTERED BOOKS
Saturday, April 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Putney Public Library, Main St., Putney, Vt., FREE
Marsha Bard will lead participants in creating a new book with art papers, stamping and fussy cutting. Bring a theme for your book, an old volume with a signature-style binding; small drawings, graphics, ribbons, buttons—whatever makes you happy. We'll remove pages and glue others together to create new books. Bring an Xacto knife, Elmer's glue, a small paint brush (for glue), and any other materials you want to use.

PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS BY PHOTOGRAPHER WILLIAM DIXON
Showing in April & May 2018, Putney Public Library, Main St., Putney, Vt.

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