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March Mandala Illumination: Writing from the Mandala with Karen Finley (via Zoom)
March 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
A mandala is a circular composition of symbols, images and shapes. In our workshop we will create our own mandala and let our circle speak back to us. We will have a series of prompts, meditations for us to further inspire our writing practice. We will focus with contemplation to uncover and apply symbolic meaning, and offer artistic awakening with our creative practice.
The writing encounter will weave inward and outward connecting to a collective unconscious spirit for deeper context especially needed during these times of the pandemic. Now moving forward to spring, we begin to declare new signs of blooming, growth, hope and joy while exploring narrative and verse.
Karen Finley is a performance artist whose work has long provoked controversy and debate. She has performed at the Lincoln Center (NYC), the ICA (London), the Steppenwolf (Chicago), and the Bobino (Paris). Her art is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among other places. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Obies, two Bessies, and a Ms. magazine Woman of the Year Award. Her books include Shock Treatment, Enough is Enough, Living It Up, A Different Kind Of Intimacy, George and Martha, The Reality Shows, and Grabbing Pussy. Finley is a professor in the department of Art and Public Policy at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
This multi-genre class will take place via Zoom. Zoom login information will be emailed at the time of registration (please check spam/promotions filter). Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Please note: The Altman Persons of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. The Person of Color Scholarships and the Womens & Nonbinary need-based scholarships are given to writers within the United States only. Thank you in advance for this consideration. NB: Please do not register for more than one scholarship class per month. Thank you.