I find it so inspiring to search out and discover what others are working on in the area of art and . Lately I have joined a few groups that are talking about and arts for social change and am excited to learn and share with these new folks (I will and ideas as they emerge).
Connecting with others encourages me to keep expanding my circles – understanding my local and global community – and also pushes me to focus in on what really makes my own heart sing. Many of my posts have focused on what others are doing so today I thought I would share a bit about what I am up to.
Right now, I am involved in community-based art for social change project in Regina focused on homelessness for World Community Arts Day – Art as a Catalyst for Caring and Sharing (February 17). I will blog about it more as the day arrives.
I am also creating my own work – focusing on the process of creating as a healing and meditative practice as well as exploring particular sociocultural issues that are embedded in my mind and body.
… emotion-body… the way our bodies process, hold, and emotion and experience…
Today on the radio, I heard someone say that “creativity is the common ground” and I think that is part of the reason I am drawn to art. Yes, we have constructed systems around art – “high” and “low”, “art” and “craft” – and this may have merit in some circumstances and in some circles but when it comes down to it …
creativity and expression, however manifested, is a dynamic way to share a bit of our souls and come to a deeper understanding of each other and ourselves .. and it can be a whole lot of fun too.