JAMESTOWN – Artists and art instructors in the Arts and Healthcare fields will be sharing their best practices through workshops and networking at the start of next month.
The Creations Art Program of The Resource Center is hosting an Art Life Conference on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2. The conference is designed to bring together art educators and professionals working with people with disabilities and high-pressure situations to network and attend workshops. An art exhibition and auction will be open to the public on November 2. The conference will be held at the Lillian V. Ney Renaissance Center.
Keynote speaker, Lucy Andrus, will open the conference on Thursday November 1. Leading workshops for the rest of Thursday will be visual artist Debra Eck, art facilitator Valeriae Walawender, Arc community relations director Lynne Sessions and hand drumming instructor, T.R. McKotch.
Among Friday’s workshop leaders are painter Thomas Annear, yoga instructor Tess Kerzner, puppet and mask-maker Renee Pye and photographer, Mark Kirsch. A live art auction and exhibit will close the conference on Friday evening.
Registration for each day is $50.
Art Life Conference is made possible by The Resource Center’s Creations Art Program with support from Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation and Arts Council For Chautauqua County.
For full schedule and registration information, visit www.artlifecon.com.