Participants in Journal to the Self will learn the practice of mixed media journaling (using writing and visual art) as:
a tool for living more creatively and authentically.
a way to engage with the images and metaphors that guide and inform our lives.
a daily practice of self expression.
an ongoing method of coping with daily life challenges
Come help the Marth Pace Swift Gallery and Curator Wes Chester Celebrate 10 years of original art and fantastic artists, with a one of a king group show, all made up of artists that have shown in the Swift over the past decade. The Gallery is open 7 days a week, with special opening on October 5th, November 2nd and December 7th.Find out more »
Please join us to celebrate a decade of the Martha Pace Swift Gallery and the remarkable artists that made it possible. Featuring works by Dan Adams, Larry Caveney, Wes Chester, Ellen Dieter, Shahla Dorafshan, Kathleen Kane-Murrell, Anna Zappoli Jenkins, Michelle Josey, Philip Petrie, Pamela Underwood and James Watts. Kathleen Kane-Murrell's "Wall Flower" 40" x 40" Oil on Canvas The Show runs through December 15th. The Martha Pace Swift gallery is open 9-8 Tuesday-Sunday, 9-5 Monday's, Closed…Find out more »
A Two Day Therapeutic Songwriting Workshop with Carrie Herbert and Wes Chester Need to liberate your expressive voice? Experienced facilitators Carrie Herbert and Wes Chester will walk with you step-by-step through a fun and moving process to find the song in you. This no experience necessary workshop is suitable for music makers of all skill levels. Workshop Theme: We’ll spend two days (10-5) immersed creative arts to explore the themes of peace, justice and freedom, considering what needs freeing up in…Find out more »
We are proud to bring Carrie Herbert to the stage for a special, intimate evening of sharing song and story about her remarkable work in Cambodia. Carrie will be joined by Wes. The evening will end with a group sing in the tradition of the Going Forward with Love series. Come celebrate this rare opportunity to meet Carrie, and let love move in you. This is a free ($5 suggested donation) event. You'll get a chance to meet Carrie, and also can…Find out more »
Please come party for a cause: the Expressive Arts Foundation! San Diego's own Expressive Arts Institute is turning 20, and we're celebrating by looking to the future! An evening of fun for a good cause with an artful party, featuring a taco truck buffet and craft beer and sangria, a silent art auction and live music, art making and giveaways. The event is to be held at a beautiful private home in Del Sur, with welcoming indoor and outdoor spaces. Dress for artful, casual,…Find out more »
Say yes to an exploration of your own creative potential with our two day Introduction to Expressive Arts. The Expression Express Intro Course is more than a workshop. For many it is the beginning of a new career path. The intro is a required prerequisite for professional training or master’s degree classes in Expressive Arts Therapy, the fastest growing Helping Profession in California. It is also a wonderful place to explore your own creative potential in an experiential, fun immersive studio experience. Facilitators…Find out more »
Join us for a great evening of poetry with EGS Poet Laureate and Jazz Poet of Lynn, Elizabeth Gordon McKim. McKim will read from her latest manuscripts, along with local San Diego artists.Find out more »
A painting by Mario Martinez entitled "Ojos de la Communidad" which sold in our 2016 Show Call for Artists Recovering the Artists 2019 If you, or someone you know is an artist in recovery, whether that be from Addiction, Mental Health Issues, Physical Health issues, Trauma, Grief or Loss, then this is the show for you. This is a juried exhibition, so submissions are not automatically hung, but the works in the show will receive professional curation…Find out more »
The Expression Express Intro Course is more than a workshop. For many it is the beginning of a new career path. The intro is a required prerequisite for professional training or master’s degree classes in Expressive Arts Therapy...Find out more »