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Shows re: art


October 2nd, 2015

Blessing the Earth with Beauty

an interview with Faith Nolton

Faith_NoltonFaith Nolton speaks with Joanna about: the creative process, risk and trust; becoming artist and discovering a wider reality; how we come into balance through the fire of creativity; visionary art: dancing between the spirit world and the everyday reality; healing through sacred art; the courage of coming back to creativity; weaving living symbols and personal stories; intention and working with Spirit(s); everybody can bless the Earth with creative acts; healing the wounded fire.

Faith Nolton trained in Fine Art and Sculpture at Liverpool College of Art and in art teaching at Liverpool John Moores University. Since then she has made a lifelong exploration of spiritual creativity, perception, healing, sacred and tribal art and the ancient soul practices of Medicine Wheel and shamanism. Faith is a shamanic healer, soul counselor and ‘gardener’, teacher of sacred art and shamanism, editor ad writer. For many years she was editor of Sacred Hoop Magazine, an international publication on shamanism worldwide. She is author/illustrator of “Easy-to-Use Shamanism” and “Gardens of the Soul”.

 

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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October 24th, 2010

Antwi Akom

an interview with Antwi Akom

Antwi Akom founded the Wangari Maathai Center for Economic, Educational and Environmental Design in 2010, an organization that harnesses the expertise and imagination of leading academics, community leaders, and decision-makers to address policy and planning issues like energy, education, waste, water, advanced manufacturing, and design. The WMC’s most recent project is “Greening the Educational Industrial Complex” which is pioneering “Green STEM” curricular pathways that combine art and social media with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to create college and career pathways in environmental and clean energy fields for low-income and vulnerable youth. In 2009, Dr. Akom co-founded the Environmental Sustainability Planning Network (ESPN), a national learning network that drafts local and regional climate action plans to reduce carbon emissions, secure land tenure, improve economic opportunities, build infrastructure, and improve environmental health. The culmination of this work will be a Climate Justice Youth Bill of Rights to be unveiled on Earth day 2012.

Dr. Akom is a 2010 recipient of a RIMI Investigator Award supported by the National Center on Minority and Health Disparities. Dr. Akom earned a BA from the University of California Berkeley, an MA from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Sociology.

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December 1st, 2009

Guided by Dreams

an interview with Wewer Keohane

Wewer Keohane Ph.D. is an internationally represented and collected artist with works in permanent  collections of several museums.Wewer has been leading dream workshops for over twenty five years .

She has also lectured internationally, including being the keynote speaker for the International Association for the Study of Dreams on the topic of art inspired from dreams. She is the author of “Artful Dreaming: A Primer for Finding Inspiration from Your Dreams” and “Nightscapes: A Journal of Personal Dream Symbols”, and recently, “A Story for Isabel: sure to be your pup’s favourite bedtime tale”.

“I have dedicated my life to being authentic and to helping others find and be their authentic selves”.

http://www.wewerart.com/

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October 29th, 2009

Cambodian Arts Renaissance

an interview with John Burt and Phloeum Prim

John Burt is the Founding Board Chair of Cambodian Living Arts (CLA). An independent theatrical producer for 25 years, Mr. Burt was most recently the Executive producer of the new CLA commission, Where Elephants Weep, the first Cambodian American opera.

Phloeum Prim is the first Director of Cambodian Living Arts, founded by Arn Chorn-Pond. He is a Cambodian entrepreneur and business leader who has worked with CLA for many years as a Board member and executive consultant on strategic planning.

whereelephantsweep.net

cambodianlivingarts.org

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December 25th, 2008

Understanding Eco-Psychology

an interview with Jorge Conesa-Sevilla

Jorge Conesa-Sevilla is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Northland College, Ashland Wisconsin. In addition to writing Ecological Outcome Psychological Theory and Ecopsychology as Ultimate Force Psychology: A Biosemiotic Approach to Nature Estrangement and Nature Alienation, he has published many articles in the areas of semiotics, ecopsychological biosemiotics, and environmental philosophy. In 1989 he received a B.A. (triple-special major–Whole Human) combining psychobiology, Eastern religion and biology from Humboldt State University in California. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology from The University of Toledo, Ohio. He is a co-founder of the European Ecopsychology Society.

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July 13th, 2008

The Healing Qualities of Art

an interview with Ruth Gendler

Ruth Gendler is an artist, writer, and teacher committed to the transformational potential of the arts. Her experience with the rhythms of creativity is evidenced by a diverse background in art, writing, publishing, teaching, and lecturing. She is the author of The Book of Qualities and Notes on the Need for Beauty and the editor of Changing Light: The Eternal Cycle of Night and Day. The Book of Qualities, now in its 40th printing, has been adapted as a two act theater piece and translated into German, Japanese, and Chinese, as well as being widely excerpted in literary, psychological and educational publications.

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November 26th, 2007

A Human Treasure

an interview with Mary Lou Cook

Mary Lou Cook lives New Mexico and has contributed immensely as a major creative force and model of citizen activism. She has received numerous international, national and community honors and awards as a distinguished leader. One such honor was being named “Santa Fe Living Treasure”. She is a teacher, counselor, lecturer and minister who performs non-traditional weddings.

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October 11th, 2007

In the Hands of Alchemy

an interview with Marilyn Strong & Jerry Wennstrom

Marilyn is a Jungian-oriented spiritual counselor, an ordained minister and a ceremonialist. Jerry is an artist, author, lecturer and teacher. See their web site Hands of Alchemy.

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March 21st, 2007

Suppressed History of Women

an interview with Max Dashu

Joanna Harcourt-Smith interviews Max Dashu -Independent scholar, artist and founder of the Suppressed Histories Archives. She has done extensive interdisciplinary research on the European witch hunts and folk traditions about witches.

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