We’ll spend an afternoon of artistic exploration and collaborative social engagement Untangling The Stories, Beliefs & Behaviors that Bind. This TEDx Adventure follows my TEDx talk (soon to be live on the web) and stage installation (below) that was held on March 23, 2013.
Why a Community Art Project?
I opened my TEDx talk with this: I believe we all share similar stories. And this painting (above) is a metaphor for these types of stories. It’s about the desire for freedom from the beliefs and behaviors that keep us bound and prevent us from enjoying movement and momentum in our lives.
As an artist and arts educator, I’m curious about the kinds of stories we share. Bringing a group together to investigate these stories and create art at the same time is exciting! It gives us an opportunity to explore without censorship and genuinely connect with one another.
Why use Creative Expression?
Getting creative allows us to set our busy minds out of the way and use a part of our brain that isn’t about analyzing or talking. We certainly use those tools before and after the act of creation but during we lose sense of space and time and we can untangle stories, beliefs and behaviors that are in our way.
Why is Untangling Important?
When we pick away at the threads that are keeping us bound we are closer to the truth of who we are. I believe we are at our best selves when we operate from this place. We enjoy more freedom, flexibility and velocity in our lives. We build healthier relationships and communities and move towards goals and desires at a most satisfying speed (I happen to like velocity in my life!).
Where do I register?
You can register on Eventbrite here: http://bit.ly/ZLr3Lu. There is a nominal materials fee.
What if I want to keep untangling and exploring my creativity?
I will make a special announcement at the Adventure where a select group of people can continue this work.