WiVLA MONTHLY MEETING: New Year, New Creativity
Speaker: Kelly Penrod
November 27, 2018, 5:45pm
Archway Gallery
2305 Dunlavy St.

January is always a good time to reflect on our creative practice and how to jumpstart it or how to continue to feed it. Our program will be presented by Kelly Penrod, an artist who re-purposes anything recyclable into amazing creations. One of her favorite themes is birds - her works with birds are all over her home! She is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. “LCDC?" you ask. Her field of expertise fits beautifully with creativity. Kelly says that creativity is about exploration, about trying something to see if it works. It is a major problem-solving skill. Sometimes her clients lack the ability to think creatively toward solutions to problems. They get stuck and turn to chemical relief. She encourages them to play and be curious, to see that there are a multitude of solutions out there. And the more we use creativity to problem-solve, the more we encourage play, the more prepared we will be for challenging situations. She loves to focus on play, and she has various workshops (playshops?) available for those who wish to join her for several hours of joyful fun.

This is a fabulous way to begin a New Year’s resolution:  “I resolve to play more often.” So join us Tuesday January 15, for a fun and inspiring program with Kelly Penrod..

5:45 – 6:15 Mix and Mingle
6:15 – 6:30 Short business meeting
6:30 – 7:30 Program with Q&A
7:30 Restore Archway Gallery’s chairs and food bar to their rightful order and then, optionally, go for dinner at Paulie’s (dutch treat, 1834 Westheimer)

"An ekphrastic poem is like a jolt of electricity surging through a work of art"
- Patricia Smith, ARTLines2

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