Art in the Aftermath: Choosing Recovery and Renewal


Old Gallery

Elizabeth Blades Skinner, Allenspark.   So many residents of the Estes Valley-Peak-To-Peak and Front Range region still keenly feel the emotional, psychological, physical, and financial effects of last September’s devastating floods.


On Saturday, June 28th,  1:00-4:00 p.m., The Allenspark Old Gallery offers “Art in the Aftermath: Choosing Recovery and Renewal,” designed to encourage participants to heal through creative expression.


Linda Tharp Arnn, Ed.D., facilitates the workshop, with over 40 years of experience as an educator and facilitator, with hundreds of successful workshops, retreats, and classes at the university, corporate and community levels. In her groups the focus is on building strengths and encouraging renewal, even in the most difficult situations.


Responses to change, whether expected, chosen, or desired or not, as in the case of the recent floods, present opportunities this workshop is designed to explore through creative endeavors.


Choosing Recovery and Renewal in the aftermath of the flood of 2013 includes choices in changing circumstances; reflection in journals, creativity and art; learning and applying techniques to create, build, form and finish art pieces made during the workshop from salvaged and new materials.


Please, bring  any objects and mixture of media you have found, saved, and/or which had special meaning to you during the events of the past year….these will be used in addition to choosing from a variety of materials provided in the workshop.


Suggested donation: $20.00.


For more information, please contact Linda at 720 524-6263 or The Old Gallery is at 14863 Highway 7, Allenspark, Colorado.  The workshop takes place in the cabin behind the main building.