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 experimentation that is focused not on producing an art object, but on an unfolding practice, this workshop provides space for a deeper awareness of the internal and external matters guiding your life and work to emerge.
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.
Do you want to open space in your life for creative practice? If you do, start the new year with this 4-part workshop series. Location: HALCYON ARTS LAB 1801 35th Street, Washington, D.C. 20007 January 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 3:00-4:30pm $165 includes cost of all materials
2016 CFI Faculty Workshop: Opening to Your Creativity, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Opening to Your Creativity, Rhizome DC, Washington, D.C.
2016-17 Opening to Your Creativity, DC Arts Studios, 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
Group Exhibition: UNCOMMON GOODS WILLOW STREET GALLERY www.dcartsstudios.org January 31 - March 1 Opening Reception: January 31, 2020 6-8 pm Artist Talk: Sunday, March 1, 2020 1:30pm Artists:Damon Arhos, Sarah Irvin, Nicole Salimbene, and Olivia Tripp Morrow Exhibit Curated by Megan Maher Location: 6925 Willow St. NW, Washington, DC 20012, 1st floor Gallery Hours: Sundays 11am - 3pm or by appointment