MindfulThe Gallery at Penn College will be hosting Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art, an exhibition that explores the impact that mental illness is having on society, and the role the arts can play to both encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health promotion and treatment.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the gallery will be hosting workshops in September and October 2018.

Workshops are supported by an award from the

National Endowment for the Arts.

Mindful was developed by the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh. Read more about the exhibition.

Trauma: Legacy, Biology, and the Path to Healing

Jennifer Ling Datchuk, one whiteness can cover three kinds of ugliness, 2014, slipcast and hand built porcelain, steel wool, found trunk liner, 18” x 20” x 6” Thursday, September 6, 2018
5:30 p.m.
2nd floor of the Madigan Library
Open to the public, no registration necessary

Mindful artist Meredith Grimsley will offer a lecture on her artwork and research concerning mental health, family history, personal trauma, and the implications of inherited trauma through epigenetics. Correlating the nature of dysfunctional family legacies through both personal experience and the discoveries revealed by epigenetics, Grimsley explores the psychological impact of patterns of behavior that each generation inherits. Her work discusses the impact of our history, the endurance of the human spirit, and the gift of healing.

Mindfulness with Meditation

Thursday, September 12, 19 & 26, 2018
7 — 8 p.m.
Open to the public, registration required, space is limited

During meditation sessions with Nina, participants will discuss concepts of mindfulness and yoga philosophy, practice with mini meditations, and wrap up with a longer guided meditation. In many cases the practice will grow with the participants present.

Register (Sept. 12) Register (Sept. 19) Register (Sept. 26)

Create a Meditation Cushion and Learn to Meditate

Thursday, September 13, 2018
4:30 — 8:30 p.m.
Open to the public, registration is required, space is limited

Participants will create a hand sewn meditation cushion (no previous sewing experience necessary). After finishing the cushions, participants will be guided through an introduction to meditation. All participants will leave with their cushion and the knowledge necessary to continue their newfound meditation practice.

Register (Sept. 13)

Connecting Threads

Saturday, September 22, 2018
9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Open to the public, registration is required, space is limited

Would you like to disconnect from our fast paced lives and re-connect with your creative self? Through guided exercises for mark making and slow stitching, you will mindfully create in the moment, welcoming new experiences and accepting change and imperfection. You will rely on your thoughts, feelings and senses.

Register (Sept. 22)

Inspirational Hand Lettering

Sunday, September 30, 2018
1 — 2:30 p.m.
Open to the public, registration required, space is limited

Get started quickly with hand lettering using markers! Use the skills you already have to start your lettering and calligraphy practice. A great class to precede dip-pen calligraphy, this class will teach you everything from how to hold your pen to how to create a ready-to-frame inspirational art print.

Register (Sept. 30)

Modern Calligraphy 101

Sunday, September 30, 2018
3 — 4:30 p.m.
Open to the public, registration required, space is limited

Modern calligraphy is a popular lettering style - and you can learn to do it! Join Sydney Katona of Lucy + Fay, a calligraphy and design studio, for an afternoon of learning and laughing. You'll learn why calligraphy is SO different than cursive, how to make your lowercase ABCs, and how to turn those ABCs into words!

Register (Sept. 30)

Are you a Veteran?

We have a one-day event planned specifically for Veterans. Email The Gallery and you will receive more information.

Are you a High School Student?

We have a one-day event planned specifically for High School students. Email The Gallery and you will receive more information.

(570) 320-2445 or gallery@pct.edu

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