LECTURE: Expressions of Healing with Artist Lauren Altman
JULY 21Regular price $25.00
DATE: FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023
TIME: 7:00PM - 8:30PM PDT
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Grover Gallery, 236 Taylor Street, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)
This lecture looks at the practice of Brooklyn-based mixed-media and textile artist Lauren Altman. Lauren will discuss how she has explored creative expression as a vehicle for mental health throughout her 10+ year practice. She will share how her practice, which began as a safe space to process grief and loss, has grown into an orientation to art as a tool for mental health—through upcycled fashion, mixed media, and textile painting—and Coping Creatively, a workshop and podcast series focused on sharing tools and techniques to uplift fellow artists seeking to develop an approach to wellbeing through art.
This lecture will provide enlightening context for her Creative Wellbeing Retreat hosted at Northwind Arts the weekend following this lecture (July 22 and 23). She will speak to how this retreat experience evolved from her solo performance, “Shadow Selves,” born in the time of Covid, to what is now a multi-sensory, interactive workshop in a process that Lauren calls “Unmasking,” where people can experience the alchemy of art and healing alongside her.
This lecture is open to all, although it serves as a wonderful introduction to students who will be taking the Coping Creatively and Creative Practice as Alchemy classes this fall. One hour lecture followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. Registration is recommended, but no one will be turned away at the door.
Lauren Altman a.k.a. the Tie-Dye Queen, is a multimedia artist based in NYC offering a playful, unconventional approach to inner-work and well-being through immersive workshops, installations, wearable art, and mixed-media painting. With a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design, Master of Arts in Contemporary Art History from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from the University of Pennsylvania – the focus of Lauren’s practice is exploring art as a tool for processing emotions.
She has been featured in Create! Magazine, Time Out NY, What's Your Grief, and Peninsula Daily News highlighted Lauren as a guide to "Being One's Own Art Therapist."
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Artist website: Lauren Altman