In 2006, while attending the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College, I met—would you believe?—Makoto Fujimura. In his book signing line, I showed him my out-of-date Xerox portfolio. Mako kindly leafed through the poorly printed images and said something that changed my paradigm: “Your art speaks of healing.” Within five minutes, Mako named my calling, though, at the time, I didn’t fully understand what he meant.
Ten years, and eight years of ArtPrize later, since Fujimura first empowered my creativity, thousands of visitors have encountered art’s healing catalyst. By creating meaningful installations about challenging issues like autism or sex trafficking, my interactive installations have helped people process pain and experience healing.
Join us for Q Commons at the Calvin College Ladies Literary Club on Thursday, October 13. Hear how “Healing in Arts” is creating community with a new paradigm for art making. We can hardly wait to debut a new addition to ArtPrize 2014: The Scarlet Cord collection.
Healing in Arts: A Pathway to Flourishing
By Artist Pamela Alderman
Calvin Ladies Literary Club
61 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids
Thursday, October, 13, 2016
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.