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The Joy of Looking: Works Made in Secret – with Alexa Miller
April 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Visual artist turned medical educator Alexa Miller will host this salon centering experiences with visual art as a catalyst for expansion, innovation, connection, bias awareness, and shameless enjoyment.
The topic of this Salon, the third in our 6-part series, is Works Made in Secret. We’ll engage with a selection of works of art that artists made and, for whatever reason, hid away. After lively close looking, we’ll work as a community to harvest the unique insights at play in what happens when we make from a place of audience-less curiosity and need.
Something ineffable happens when a group comes together to behold a work of art and lets things emerge by way of language and careful attention. Observations become questions become ideas become dialogues, and then new observations materialize new meanings right before our very eyes. We make contact with new parts of ourselves, others, the world, and — if we are lucky — the artist, too.
This series centers the skills, surprises, and shameless enjoyment of just that: rich experiences with humans and great works of art. The primary vehicle for our exploration will be the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) methodology. A facilitation method based in social science that operates as a powerful community builder, VTS was originally created for K-12 learners and is increasingly applied in medical professional training.
The main focus of our sessions will be the arts experience itself, though nerds of VTS and teaching methodologies are warmly welcome to reflect on practice and technique.
Join us for this Salon, or register for the whole series here: https://interintellect.com/series/the-joy-of-looking-collisions-with-visual-art-and-collective-perspectives-with-alexa-miller/
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