Recovery from ALL Trauma Workshop
TODAY, I’m Alright
RECOVERY. If you are reading this word, “RECOVERY” it would be unusual if you do NOT know anyone who WAS, IS, or you wish WERE, in RECOVERY. What does that word actually mean when connected to trauma? I chose to use the word RECOVERY for my series because my series is a message of hope. Your trauma is not terminal. You are not broken. You can create your own life rafts of hope and resilience with practical strategies
Art to Change the World’s first event, See. Say. DO. Intends to change the world by using art to deliver a message of hope and serving as a catalyst for positive concrete change. See all events: https://www.arttochangetheworld.org/events-b/
Workshop: Our two hour workshop invites EVERYONE who has a connection with TRAUMA to join us for two hours of resource sharing, art-making, conversation and most importantly – identifying strategies for change. This workshop invites people who have had their life touched by trauma: People recovering from disordered eating, gambling, chemicals, alcohol, or sex addictions and people recovering from death, divorce, cults or abuse. Each participant will go to the drawers and cupboards of TODAY, I’m Alright to choose a talisman to discuss at the workshop and then take home with them to help in their recovery. Please open all the cupboards and drawers, consider what you see and take one of the contents, if invited. Leave your reflections and comments in the art and attend our workshop! Friends and family are also invited to this workshop. Everyone needs to evolve and change for a recovery to be successful. Recovery is way more complicated than to ” Just Say NO”. Join our October 14 1:00-3:00 Workshop: Register https://www.arttochangetheworld.org/calendar-event/100-300-barbara-bridges-recovery-workshop-kitchen-5/
Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Barbara Rogers Bridges has been an artist and a teacher/college professor for over 40 years. Her social practice sculptures have been exhibited in Maine, Miami, the Virgin Islands, Maryland, Chicago, Mexico, Spain, Canada, and throughout Minnesota. Bridges taught K-12 art in Minnesota, Maine, and the Virgin Islands. She was voted Art Teacher of the Year twice in Minnesota.
Barbara creates social practice art from fabricated components in a variety of media and rescued “power objects”. She manipulates the objects to create meaning and provoke discussions and reflection on a wide variety of social topics including agricultural practices (Ode to Gluten), living a considered life (Talking Chairs and Academia Nuts), water quality (Found In Our Water), recovery (Reflection Pool) and Feminism (Three Waves, Wonder Woman and La Mujer). See http://bridgescreate.com. She is a sculptor on a mission to demonstrate how art can serve as a catalyst for social change and is committed to creating, and empowering others to create, high quality art objects which honor their powerful message.
Barbara is also the Founder of the non-profit Art To Change The World https://www.arttochangetheworld.org/
Art to Change the World (ACW) is a non-profit, multidisciplinary, cross-generational coalition of 20 social practice artists, educators, scientists, authentic/expert voices and supporters who are committed to creating events which deliver powerful and transformative experiences.
The purpose of the non-profit Art To Change The World is to create opportunities for partnerships to defend human and civil rights and to protect the environment and build a safe and nurturing community for all people who seek to live a considered life and meet at the intersections of art and natural and social sciences. The purpose of these events and exhibitions is to provoke discussion, reflection and action on a wide variety of topics and to nurture an empathic, socially aware and action oriented community. We aspire to investigate what divides us and discover strategies which might unite us. Our specific mission is to encourage the marginalized, disenfranchised, underserved, as well as the ruling elite, to DO Something. Although our organization is new, our collective spans age (18-75), race, gender, physically challenged, education and more. Many are seasoned and experienced veterans.
ACW Members Benefits