Join Maria Parrella-ilaria, MA, visual artist/art therapist and Lisa Meschino PhD, community-engaged artist/researcher for a drop-in ArtSpeaks’ Art Hive at Shabby Motley!
Admission is free, donations appreciated.
Art Hives are as individualistic as the communities they serve. The basic premise is that an art hive is a safe space for communication through creativity—communication with the self and others. It offers the opportunity for self-directed creative and artistic inquiry, arts-based research and skills-building. While an art hive session might offer themes/topics for exploration, there is no structured direction from an arts educator. Instead participants are encouraged to experiment with methods and materials, to learn from other participants and to work communally in the presence of other creatives. Art Hives are supervised by art therapists and staffed by two or more professional artists/community-engaged artists. Participants may come and go as needed during the session time and session size is only limited to the number of people the studio can hold at any one time.