“creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” We have been keeping busy at Artivist headquarters, and there are exciting Artivist happenings coming up!
Art as Action’s performance of “body mind mystery” is a collection of diverse pieces, chiefly collaborations. The unifying factor of the various artistic expressions and collaborations was a kind of joy: the type that is won, not given, and is richly layered with emotions and states of being that may seem to be joy’s opposite.
We had so many opportunities to share what we experience every week: the miracle of music that moves us. The miracle of coming together for a shared purpose. The miracle of moving our bodies free from self-consciousness, fear and limitations.
Art as Action Artistic Director and Reconnect instructor Sarah Leversee was invited to write an article for the Parkinson Voice, a quarterly publication of Parkinson Association of the Rockies. Here is the article:
In the midst of my shock and denial, I have the daunting task of trying to tell the story of who you were and your role in Art as Action so our community can understand how significant an Artivist you were – and maybe so I can begin to truly grasp this abrupt new reality.
Dear Artivists- This is the annual letter that is on the to-do list of every non-profit director. It’s the letter where we reflect on the previous year, often through rose-colored glasses and launch our community into the new year with unbridled energy and enthusiasm. I am sure mine is not the only letter like this […]
As my mind spun out of control, my heart snuck in. Amid following the headlines and watching commentaries flood social media, I still had to do my job. And my job that dark morning was to read the piece submissions for TENSION, our 2015 show.