Bless this Mess

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When and Where:
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
at Theater at the Fort

8920 Otis Ave., Lawrence, IN 46216

Bless this Mess
Celestine Bloomfield, Kristi Gmutza, Sandra Gutridge Harris, Liza Hyatt, Norbert Krapf


Event Description:

The writer’s pen, artist’s brush, and storyteller’s voice  bring light to the often dark and difficult relationships of the home.

Relationships in our literal and metaphorical homes can be complex, difficult, and messy. Bless this Mess will demonstrate how poetry, storytelling, and art can make sense of the “mess” and bring healing and stability to relationships of the home.  

First, an art exhibit featuring work by Indiana art therapists using photographs and other media will portray challenging relationships in the home. Once in the auditorium, attendees will hear from poets and storytellers who created new work for this program. Assisted and joined by former Indiana Poet Laureate, Norbert Krapf, and poet/therapist, Liza Hyatt, the audience will hear narratives depicting how difficult, messy, and even traumatic relationships in our homes can be—but also how these truths can be expressed and overcome. 

Afterwards, audience members will break into small groups to write, tell, or create art about their own experiences or their responses to the event. Poets, storytellers, and art therapists will guide individuals as they engage in their own creative explorations on difficult relationships. 

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.

The content of this event will contain mature themes and is recommended for adults only.

Presented by Art of the Soul Studio, Indiana Art Therapy Association, Storytelling Arts of Indiana, and Partnerships for Lawrence.

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