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Cures for Strange Times

January 7 @ 5:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

Falling snow muffles the Eyes outside the Williams College Museum of Art.
Photo by Kate Abbott

Williams College Museum of Art presents Cures for Strange Times: An Art and Wellness Workshop Series at
5:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout January, beginning with Art historian and yoga instructor Emily Kamen partners with multi-instrumentalist and composer Zachary Hann.

This series of virtual workshops brings wellness and creativity together in hands-on creative exchanges, pairing wellness practitioners from the Northern Berkshire community with local artists and makers. These interactive experiences center reflection, play, making, and embodiment as forms of learning and being.

Workshops will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Each program lasts approximately 1.5 hours. No prior experience is required.

Jan. 7: Art historian and yoga instructor Emily Kamen partners with multi-instrumentalist and composer Zachary Hann for a live yoga session accompanied by experimental music and inspired by Joan Mitchell’s 1969 painting Sunflower VI. The program centers around an extended, sound-filled meditation. Register here ».

Jan. 14: Artist Anna Moriarty Lev and art therapist Kaye Shaddock explore making comics as a form of self-exploration. This workshop features several short exercises with prompts to inspire you to create art that explores identity and personal history. Register here ».

Jan. 21: Botanist Joan Edwards and floral designer Wendy Hybl Fannin call attention to the beauty of the winter landscape in this discussion and workshop on foraged and locally-found botanicals. Register here. Register here »

Jan. 28: In this workshop, Williamstown farmer Tu Le of 328North Farm and Aaron J. Oster of A-oK BBQ in North Adams, MA, bring mindfulness to the table with a conversation highlighting bold flavors and local ingredients. Register here ».

Event Details

January 7
5:30 pm

Event Location

15 Lawrence Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA

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