Re-Flect • Re-Nourish • Re-New
March 2023 Issue
By Mary Addison
The Art Center of Coastal Carolina has always been about enriching the community through the arts, and on March 23-26 you are invited to join in a very special event that will do just that!
The Center has put together a fabulous retreat aptly named the “Arts Re-Center Retreat”. This event is designed and created with you in mind. The last few years have been stressful so this event will allow and encourage you to come and “Re-flect, Re-nourish and Re-new” through exciting arts-based experiences.
The instructors have a combined 80-plus years working in the field of visual arts, language arts and performing arts. Bringing these arts together will undoubtedly help you renew through reflection.
Becca Edwards (FemalelQ), Debi West (WESTpectations Educational Consulting), and Peggy White (Lean Ensemble) will guide you through a series of interactive and compelling lectures, creative, multi-media, hands-on workshops, and thought-provoking breakout sessions. From movement, to working on your own visual journal, to creative writing prompts, this is an event that will be the best personal gift you can give yourself.
“Expressing your inner voice using the visual arts has many benefits and can be used by virtually anyone. Our art is an extension of ourselves, and when we use the visual arts as an expressive tool, it can be one of the most unique and limitless forms of healing,” Debi said. “It has the potential to help express ideas, thoughts, and feelings that would otherwise be difficult to reveal. Pablo Picasso once said, ‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’”
As an add-on to this life-enriching experience, on Friday, March 24, you will have the option to attend Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami; and on the morning of Saturday, March 25, you can also participate in Rise and Shine Yoga with Becca Edwards at Jiva Yoga Center. That evening, abstract artist Brucie Holler will lead a workshop entitled, “Painting from Within: Exploring Our Emotions.”
This is a don’t miss, life-changing weekend that can be a powerful catalyst to getting back in touch with what’s important to you and who you really are. So grab your friends and pack your bags, and we’ll see you at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at the end of the month! Spaces are filling up so register now!
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The fee for the weekend is $255.