Sat, Dec 18|
Sacred Circle Workshop: Sing Me Home
Take time out with us before the new year to sit, listen, imagine and be inspired to create! This workshop is designed for art makers 12 years old & up.
Time & Location
Dec 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 3, 617c Grove St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
About the Event
Music and singing have been a profound form of healing practice for me as a cancer patient and survivor. I find that this practice, which requires contemplation, reflection and creativity, is very much like my mother’s practice of creative endeavor. Influenced by my mother’s love and respect for nature, I also draw my inspiration from nature and our fellow guides - the animals - to sing and write. The process always helps me find center again, or “home”. Take time out with us before the new year to sit, listen, imagine and be inspired to create - whether visual or poetry or your own song! Michaela will guide us with gentle words and improvised singing!
This workshop series builds on the exhibition, Sacred Circle: The Work and Words of my Mother, curated by Michaela Marchi. Michaela Marchi is a multi-ethnic educator, singer/songwriter and a stage IV colon cancer survivor living with Lynch Syndrome, a hereditary genetic condition that puts one at high risk for multiple cancers. Besides being a long-awaited tribute to her late mother, this exhibition is the first chapter of her exploration and understanding of what it means to be the first in three generations on both sides of her family to survive a cancer diagnosis. She recognizes the importance of ethnic identity, creative endeavor, and a profound connection to nature as foundational tools in the process of self-healing and achieving a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. Her primary interest is to promote intergenerational healing and support others in becoming self-advocates when it comes to cancer detection, care and treatment.
This workshop is designed for art makers 12 years old & up.