Artists in Conversation
Led by artist-facilitator Liz Maynard, this conversation will focus on somatics and body-based looking. Through guided discussion and reflection, we will explore themes of viscerality and embodiment in relation to processes of seeing and creating art.
Artists in Conversation is a series of programs welcoming artists and designers at any career stage to come together for informal discussion about works on view and get to know other local makers in a supportive environment.
Free. To attend this in-person program, please click the register button below. Please note that space is limited and light refreshments will be provided.
Liz Maynard earned a PhD in Art History from McGill University, Montreal, and an MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago. In addition to teaching at RISD, she has been teaching Art History and Humanities courses at Rhode Island College since 2007. She has published several articles on the social, political and medical constructions of gender and sexuality. Her art historical research on the representation of trauma and the body led her to pursue training in somatic education, and she also works as a yoga teacher, meditation leader and craniosacral therapist. Her current interests include discerning the rich possibilities in being attentive to how intellectual and creative pursuits intersect with somatic awareness.