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Contemplation and Action: The Mind, The Body, and Artistic Practice

Tuesday • February 2, 2021   |   7:00 pm


“Contemplation and Action: The Mind, The Body, and Artistic Practice” on February 2, 2021 at 7:00pm

Socially-engaged artists are doing vital work to heal communities and disrupt inequity. What does it require of an artist, a human, to be constantly exhaling while serving with their art? Artists and contemplative practitioners will discuss how the mind-body connection can fuel artistic practice, propel social action, and renew the artist to continue to make a difference in the world.

Co-hosted by Dr. Ian Saunders, Assistant Dean of Artistic and Social Change, and Ashley Hall, Manager of Career Coaching and Trumpet faculty member.

Event participants: Rebecca Strauss, Certified Music Practitioner and founder of Harmony & Hope: Responding to Violence with Music; Crista Brown, actor and Executive Director of Free Soil Arts Collective; Jessica Grant-Domond, poet and community social practitioner; Rosalyn Driscoll, visual artist and contemplative practitioner; and Ronn Smith, stage director, writer, and Dharma practitioner.

This is the second event in our new “Experience Longy” series.

Longy is grateful to our event co-sponsors: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, Cary Memorial Library, Dunamis, and the Free Soil Arts Collective.


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Tuesday • February 2, 2021
7:00 pm
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Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.