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Living the Creative Life: Art, Beauty, Ecology


APRIL 29-30, 2016, Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sandra Lubarsky, PhD; Mary Southard, CSJ; and Marcus Peter Ford, PhD

Adult workshops on art, poetry writing, singing, movement, and poetry reading

All-Day Saturday children’s workshop with Cely Chicurel of www.celyshouse.com

Adult Programs – For more information and to register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/livingthecreativelife, or contact Vicky Olive at ecozoicsocieties@gmail.org or by phone at (919) 672-5522.

Children’s Art Workshop – For more information and to register, please contact Cely Chicurel at celyshouse@gmail.com or by phone at 919-225-7349.

Sandra Lubarsky, Mary Southard, and Marcus Peter Ford will lead us on a journey of “Living the Creative Life: Art, Beauty, Ecology,” including workshops on Pastel Drawing with Mary Southard; Poetry Writing with Maggie Peltier and Eve Olive; a Lesson in Werbeck Singing with Joanna Carey; Moving in Beauty with Kelly Calegar; and Poetry Reading with Bill Peck. Cely Chicurel will lead an all-day Saturday Children’s Art Workshop.

Sandra Lubarsky, is Chair of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. Before coming to Appalachian State University, Dr. Lubarsky created and established one of the first graduate programs in sustainability in the country, the MA Sustainable Communities at Northern Arizona University. She has authored and edited three books and dozens of essays. She is currently completing a manuscript on beauty and sustainability and the importance of beauty as a public value.

Sr. Mary Southard is a life-adventurer fascinated by the wonder and creativity of the cosmos, most especially our Earth. Her unique art explores the great gift of existence with all its beauty and longing, its passion and mystery. In addition to being a professional artist, Mary is also an experienced educator, retreat director, and spiritual companion. She delights in being with others as they awaken to new dimensions of their creativity. Mary’s art commissions and other work have taken her to many places in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Publications include a yearly art/meditation calendar currently distributed around the world, book and journal illustrations, and book cover art.

Marcus Peter Ford is Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of four books: Beyond the Modern University: Education for the Good of the World (Greenwood Press, 2001); The Founders of Constructive Postmodern Philosophy: Peirce, James, Bergson, Whitehead, and Hartshorne (State University of New York Press, 1993); A Process Theory of Medicine: Interdisciplinary Essays (Edwin Mellon Press, 1988), editor and contributor; and William James’s Philosophy: A New Perspective (University of Massachusetts Press, 1982).

Sandra Lubarsky and Marc Ford are planning to start an experimental college in Arizona in the coming year.

This event is co-sponsored by C. G. Jung Society of the Triangle; Center for Education, Imagination and the Natural World; Church of Reconciliation; Earth Ministries Committee of Binkley Memorial Baptist Church; Earth Ministry Committee United Church of Chapel Hill; Emerson Waldorf School; Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute; Rudolf Steiner Branch (NC) of the Anthroposophical Society in America; Sophia School of Movement; Ziraat Circle of Rose Heart Sufi Community; and Cely’s House.