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(HE)ART Speaks: The Mindful Connection Between Poetry and Art

July 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Instructors: Lisa Ellison and Jum Jirapan
**FREE for WriterHouse Members | $15 for Nonmembers
Tuesday, 7/31/18 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Experience art as meditation through this hands-on seminar that explores the connection between poetry and art. Make your own artwork using the simple painting technique Jum Jirapan used to create her WriterHouse exhibit. This event will include prompts, a conversation with artist Jum Jirapan, meditations facilitated by Lisa Ellison, and opportunities to share. Snacks will be provided. We’ll provide the art supplies. You bring the creativity and good cheer. This event is FREE for WriterHouse members and $15 for nonmembers. Space is limited to 15 students.

About the instructors:

Lisa Ellison, Ed.S. is an editor, instructor, and program manager at WriterHouse with a background in mindfulness and mental health. She has an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University and is an experienced teacher and facilitator. Recipient of a 2015 VQR Conference scholarship for potential literary excellence, Lisa’s essays have been published or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Streetlight, Gravel Literary Journal, and The Rusty Nail. Her short story “A Bit of Heaven” was the runner-up in the 2015 C-Ville Weekly Fiction Contest. To learn more, please visit her website: www.lisacooperellison.com

Jum Jirapan is a Thai-American artist, making Charlottesville her home since 2016. Born, raised, and educated in Thailand with M.A. in TESOL from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Love and life fascinate her; she always strives to understand and find a way to live fully. Thus, they brought her to painting after conforming to the social norms failed her miserably. She paints her way out of misery and now devotes herself to help others through art and education.

Space is limited.

Members: Please RSVP by sending an email to programs@writerhouse.org 

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July 31, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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Gail Esterman


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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