Violence Transformed 2015: Art Speaks Truth to Power

Cambridge College hosted Violence Transfomed for a third year from March 22 – April 10, 2015. This deeply moving exhibition celebrates the power of art, artists and art-making applied to acknowledge, confront, protest and imagine alternatives to violence in our homes, in our communities, and around the world.

The event began with a special presentation of the unique and award winning, “Spin A Yarn, Weave a Life Workshop” on March 22. The distinctive process and presentation was created for healthcare professionals and educators, through the support of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Spin a Yarn, Weave a Life offers a unique process at the intersection of art and health care that integrates the therapeutic effects of storytelling, the power of creativity, and the human need for community. Through the use of color, fiber, paper, texture & language, presenters facilitate a process of quiet & profound transformation: transfor

mation from paper to fiber, from isolation to belonging, from part to whole. Spin a Yarn, Weave a Life re-imagines the art of storytelling and the practice of healing.”

On March 28th a special Artist’s Reception was held which included performances by violin virtuoso Trisan Flores of Project Step, and Jazz/Hip Hop artist Devin Ferreira accompanied on harmonica by Ron Wilhelmson.  Overall, the 2015 exhibition and associated presentations underscore Cambridge College’s steadfast commitment to promote awareness and to address the issue of violence in the communities we serve and live in.

To learn more about Spin a Yarn Weave a Life go to http://spinayarnweavealife.com
To learn more about Violence Transformed go to http://www.violencetransformed.com

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