Ambi Artists Creative Meeting Set For Sept. 4

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The next Ambi Artists Creative Meeting based on the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 6-8 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. It is not a dangerous endeavor requiring trained facilitators," said Ms. Cameron.  "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."

Participants are asked to bring a potluck dish, non-alcoholic beverage, side or dessert to share.

Although not required, participants may also bring a recent artwork or "work-in-progress" for positive feedback and further inspiration.

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


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