Topic: Artistic Expression

January 17 Buddhist Thangkas: Painting as Spiritual Portals

Thangkas are paintings that illustrate the life and teachings of the Buddha and other Buddhist deities. Gyan Ghising, a performing artist, practicing Buddhist, and local religious leader, will use images of Thangkas to discuss his faith.  Service Coordinator:   Kelly Armor

February 23 Art, Freedom and Redemption

Antonio is currently employed by the Federal Public Defender’s Office and was recently awarded an Emerging Artist Fellowship from Erie Arts & Culture. Hear Antonio’s powerful story and how visual art and poetry have shaped his life.  Musician:  Jackson Froman.

February 2 “The Art Of Every Day”

From the folds of a crumpled newspaper to the outline of bare wood showing through chipped paint, or the mother singing a goodnight song to her child for the ten-thousandth time. Daily events can inspire works of art in many forms.

July 21 Forensic Portraiture

Many people don’t know the types and uses of forensic art and what goes into the making of a human reconstruction. Michelle will explain several forensic applications and will visually lead us through some of the cases she has dealt with.