Workshops, Events, Openings and More!
Past Events and Programing
CJ DAVIS / POETRY READINGS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 5 PM- 8 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 12 PM - 5 PM
Visit the curated gallery library while CJ Davis shares their and others poetry, while discuss writing processes with a mental health focus.
ADRIAN SCALZO / ARTIST TALK
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 12 PM - 5 PM
Drop in the gallery for dialogue with mixed-media artist Adrian Scalzo for an intimate artist talk to share insights into his creative process, inspirations, and the artistic journey that has shaped his unique
LIZ LOUISE / ARTIST TALK
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 5 PM- 8 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 12 PM - 5 PM
Drop in the gallery to meet Liz and watch her create as she utilizes the gallery as a maker's space. Using black and blue watercolors, Liz delves into the depths of depression, offering a non-linear history of her emotional journey.
/ INTUITIVE CERAMIC CARVING AND TEXTURE WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 12 PM - 2:30 PM , 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Guests are encouraged to sit with the artist and use various house
hold tools and things found in nature to create textures and carved
designs on thrown and hand built ceramic work.
Materials to impress in the clay for texture can be brought in and will
also be provided. Pull up a chair and give it a try!
CJ DAVIS / ARTIST TALK
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2 PM - 5 PM
Intersectionality and equity in mental healthcare discussion and activity
CJ DAVIS / WORKSHOP + BOOK SIGNING
FRIDAY, JULY 28, 5 PM- 8 PM
Join us for an artist-led workshop focused on the promotion of resilience and the return to one's roots after trauma, inspired by CJ Davis' groundbreaking book, "Resurrection; Returning to Roots from Trauma." Immerse yourself in a transformative journey of healing and self-discovery as CJ shares their insights from the realm of art therapy.
ACCORDION ARTIST BOOK CREATION
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 12 PM - 5 PM
Join us for a captivating workshop featuring Adrian Scalzo and his artist book, "Spiraling Silence." Witness the profound exploration of his personal experiences with depression and anxiety, as he crafts a visual representation of spiraling breakdowns.
ABDULRAHAMAN NAANSEH WORKSHOP:CALLIGRAPHY
FRIDAY, JULY 14, 5 PM- 8 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 15, 12 PM - 5 PM
Witness Calligrapher Abdulrahaman Naanseh create, or engage in a demonstration of the expressive art form of Arabic calligraphy.
Materials for participation provided.
TESSIE VAN DYKE / ARTIST TALK + PERFORMANCE
FRIDAY, JULY 7, 5 PM- 8 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 12:30PM
Immerse yourself in the profound connection between mind, body, and spirit as you delve into the transformative
language of dance.
Tessie Van Dyke will take you on an incredible journey of
self-discovery and artistic expression.
MICHELLE SMITH / ARTIST TALK
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 5 PM- 8 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 5 PM- 8 PM
See artist Michelle A. Smith create!
Visit her studio hours, materials will be provided to explore.
TESSIE VAN DYKE
WORKSHOP: FIBER ARTS
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 5 PM- 8 PM
Learn the basics of weaving on a hand-loom, and create your own cardboard loom and shuttle to take home.
WORKSHOP: ACCORDION ARTIST BOOK CREATION
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 12 PM - 5 PM
Join us for a captivating workshop featuring Adrian Scalzo and his accordion fold style artist book, "Spiraling Silence." Witness the profound exploration of his personal experiences with depression and anxiety, as he crafts a visual representation of spiraling breakdowns.
MOE LEWIS / ARTIST TALK
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 5 PM- 8 PM
Mixed-media artist, Moe Lewis' Yellow + Blue: A Documentary of Thoughts is an interpersonal comic panel using his art practice for healing. Come exchange with Moe on his process and dive into the content and make your own comic! Materials will be provided for participation.
STEVEN LUU / ARTIST TALK
FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 5 PM- 8 PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 12 PM - 5 PM
Drop into the gallery to join Steven Luu's artistic book process through conversation.
Steven will share his healing artistic journey in artist book form and sculpture. Dialogue with him and learn more about the power of art healing trauma.
Materials will be provided for your own art book creations.
Guest Artists Talk with:
Traci Reynolds and Emu Getachew
Saturday, JUNE 3, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join us for a guest artists Traci Reynolds and Emu Getachew who will sit down and talk with us about their journey.
Edges of What I Feel: Opening Reception
FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 5 PM- 8 PM
Join us at our Opening Reception for "Edges of What I Fell" at Mason Exhibitions Arlington as we dares to explore the raw and uncomfortable realities surrounding mental and physical health challenges.