Next Ambi Artists Creative Cluster Set For Aug. 7

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The next Ambi Artists Creative Cluster, based on "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron, will be Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road.

Ambi Artists is a “cross-pollinator” where creatives of all stripes gather to reignite their creative spark. Typical get-togethers include writers and poets, fine artists and sculptors, photographers and filmmakers, just to name a few.

"It is my belief and my experience as a teacher that all of us are healthy enough to practice creativity," said Ms. Cameron. "It is not a dangerous endeavor requiring trained facilitators. It is our human birthright and something we can do gently and collectively. Creativity is like breathing – pointers may help, but we do the process ourselves.  Creative clusters, where we gather as peers to develop our strength, are best regarded as tribal gatherings, where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all."

Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish, non-alcoholic beverage, side or dessert to share.  Although not required, they may also bring a recent artwork or "work-in-progress" for positive feedback and further inspiration.

For additional details contact holley_c@chattanooga.gov or call 855-9474.


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