The Carrollwood Cultural Center is introducing a new series of free and educational lectures titled The Art of […] with guest speakers who will discuss everyday life by focusing on topics such as tattooing, survival, therapy, motherhood, literature, tea, etiquette, and storytelling.
The first event, The Art of [TATTOOING], facilitated by art historian and tattoo artist Shanna G. on Thursday, January 6 at 7 p.m., will explore the extensive history of tattooing, various styles from eastern and western cultures, as well as the human experience in its relation to the practice of providing and receiving body art.
“I enjoy the research possibilities entwined with tattooing and hope to aid in mending the disconnect between the fine art and tattoo worlds in the future,” said Shanna.
Next, the Center will welcome healing artist and survivor Miriam Zimms for The Art of [SURVIVAL] on February 10 at 7 p.m. Zimms will take attendees on her journey of survival. She will show she used the arts as a tool for self-introspection and expression.
On May 19 at 7 p.m., Tamara Teeter Knapp, MA, NCC, REACE, MHC Intern, Certified K-12 art teacher, and co-founder of the Expressive Arts Florida Institute in Sarasota will host The Art of [THERAPY]. She will explain how expressive arts therapy is a strengths-based, holistic approach that integrates the use of many different types of expression such as visual art, movement, sound, poetry, storytelling, meditation, and music. Through engagement with art materials and talking about the process, participants will increase awareness of self, cope with stress, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy creativity’s life-affirming pleasures.
All of The Art of […] lectures are free and open to the public. As a courtesy, the Center requests patrons email Community Engagement Director Ashley Lord at [email protected] to RSVP to ensure appropriate seating.