Last October, my Jungian Seminar in New Orleans coincided with Halloween. So you can imagine the metaphysical and celebratory possibilities there were in NOLA at that time. Among the offerings was the Voodoo Music Festival with rock music, art, and of course food! Our hotel, the Best Western in Metairie hosted the Tattoo VooDoo Expo.
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These first images were produced for the course Trauma and Addiction.
On a recent trip to California, I headed to Santa Barbara to visit one of my favorite art supply stores, Art Essentials, and to see the exhibit of photographer John Divola at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Meandering down State Street I encountered four pianos, each a block apart, positioned on the sidewalk near the curb.
I have returned to Goddard for fall residency and am immediately inspired. Students have shared their work at our Psychology and Counseling Expressive Arts Opening and the principles of Expressive Arts Therapy are embodied by the works created as well as by the creators.
It’s wonderful to be back on Goddard’s campus in the midst of the mountains as spring insistently pushes its way in.
We welcomed new students and presented our Expressive Arts opening in the Haybarn Theatre Gallery for the 6th time. As usual, the container created by the works on the wall, the artists’ presence and performance art became a liminal space and a geographical location of transformation.
For me, a magical aspect of residency is getting ready: making airline reservations, planning the seminar I will teach, hearing from students about the artwork they will exhibit and present, and looking forward to conversations with students and faculty colleagues on campus.
Here is a “sneak preview” of the seminar I will lead this upcoming residency (April 5-12, 2013). This seminar combines two of my favorite activities, handwork and storytelling & folktales:
by MA in Psychology student Cherie Crowningshield of Port Kent, N.Y.
When I was eleven I was intrigued by the thought of travel. The idea that someone could get on a plane and before long be immersed in a new culture, and environment always fascinated me.
When I reached high school I met my best friend, Minako Matsui. She was a foreign exchange student from Japan who chose to leave the stability of her home to learn in the United States. We soon became great friends, for we were both so interested in each other’s lives.