OPENING TO YOUR CREATIVITY: ART AS A CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE
WORKSHOPS IN ART AS A CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE
Nicole Salimbene leads participants in a series of writing and art exercises introducing visual journaling as a tool for reflection, inquiry, and meditation. No prior art skills needed. This is not an art class to learn traditional representational art skills, but an invitation to inspire curiosity and to experience the transformational power of art-making. Through creative play that is focused not on producing an art object but an unfolding practice in which a deeper awareness of the internal and external matters guiding your life and work emerges.
Nicole Salimbene has created a method for using the artistic process to develop mindfulness and to enrich vocational wellness, and has brought this approach to various academic institutions, community settings and professional associations. She has led workshops in affiliation with American University, Clark University, Lama Foundation, The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Wesley Theological Seminary, Ghost Ranch and World Wildlife Fund.
Interested in an Opening To Your Creativity: Art as A Contemplative Practice workshop series or a one day retreat, please contact me at email@example.com for more information.
Selected Workshops/Teaching 2018 World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C.
2017 Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. Opening to Your Creativity, DC Arts Studios, Washington, D.C.
2016 Opening to Your Creativity, DC Arts Studios, Washington, D.C. CFI Faculty Workshop: Opening to Your Creativity, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Opening to Your Creativity, Rhizome DC, Washington, D.C.
2015-16 Opening to Your Creativity,Crossings|A Center for the Healing Traditions, Silver Spring, MD
2010-15 Contemplative Environmental Studies: Pedagogy for Self and Planet, American University School of International Service,The Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, NM
2014 Wisdom Sharing: A Deepening Retreat-Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Earth Honoring Faith/Listening to Earth, Opening to God,Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM Contemplative Retreat for Educators: A Day of Practice, Center for Contemplative Mind and Society, Washington, D.C.
2013-14 Mindful Choices Program, Curriculum Advisor, Mellon Foundation grant for Clark University, Worcester, MA
2011 Art Studio, Examination Paper Scroll, American National Nursing Credentialing Center Magnet Conference, Baltimore, MD
2009 ShadowPlay1“Borderlands,” Text/Image/Crafting Workshop with Nicole Salimbene & John Borstel, Atrium Gallery, Takoma Park, MD
2008 Art & Carbon Footprint, American University, Washington, D.C.
2006-08 Contemplative Sustainable Design, American University, School of International Service Summer Program, The Lama Foundation San Cristobal, NM
Press Contemporary Identities International Art Magazine Issue #3 September 2019 www.contemporaryidentities.com ContemporaryIdentities is an independent quarterly international online art magazine covering contemporary art from around the world.
Group Exhibition: Boundless Betty Mae Kramer Gallery www.berrymaekramergallery.org September 13- November 8, 2019 Opening: Thursday, September 19, 2019 6-8pm One Veterans Plaza Silver Spring, MD 2010 Artists: Hsin-Hsi Chen, Alyscia Cunningham, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Shana Kohnstamm, Mariama McCarthy, Arpitha Parthasarathy, Nicole Salimbene, Rosa Vera