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      The Embodied Season: Winter Workshop feat. Ashley Addair, Amelia Peterson, & Andria Yates in Knoxville


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      January 6, 2018

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      854 North Central Street
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

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      The Embodied Season: Winter Workshop feat. Ashley Addair, Amelia Peterson, & Andria Yates

      Syncing cultural conversations with the natural seasons, the Embodied Season Workshop Series seeks to give participants opportunity to think about their ways of being as they intersect with seasonal rhythms and innovative ideas through the process of making.  Each workshop session will be a collaborative pairing of a creative mode of expression and a person doing good work in our community (with interests ranging from theater and social policy to photography and education) to prompt participants to live into the rhythms of nature through art making. Each class will be led and facilitated by renowned Knoxville artist Ashley Addair and previous collaborator Amelia Peterson and is open to women and men of all ages. Let the barrenness of winter, with its days of long shadows teach us how to live close to the heart and not at odds with it. This workshop will be a practice in exploring power—beyond its egotistical use—toward a soulful approach. Participants will be guided in producing an imaginative self-portrait. $5 from each ticket purchase will go towards workshop scholarship positions for under-served creatives in our community.  ABOUT OUR CREATIVES: Ashley Addair is a visual artist, mama of three, and collector of chairs. She is a modern dancer and holds track and field records in the state of Illinois.  She tells a joke every year at Christmas. If she weren't a painter she would be a scientist.  Her chief interest is in color and its use as a metaphor for being. Addair is an active member of her arts community in Knoxville, Tennessee and her paintings are collected internationally. Amelia Peterson of River & Rail Theatre Company is a Knoxville native and a graduate of Bearden High School. She earned her BFA in Theatre Studies from Southern Methodist University where she studied directing under Stan Wojewodski, Jr. (former Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre). She has spent much of her career working with budding playwrights on new works. In New York, she co-directed the world premier of MORBID POETRY at the Incubator Arts Project and a folktale adaptation series LONG, LONG AGO with Firebone Theatre Company. She has also directed new works for the CalArts Arts in the One World conference (Valencia, CA), the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival (Washington, DC), and the Inkwell Theatre’s Showcase Reading Series (Washington, DC). She trained in silks, trapeze, three-sectional staff, quarter staff and a variety of other weapons with Professor Bill Lengfelder and is a certified yoga teacher. Andria Yates is mother and widow, an engineer and psychologist, and a slew of other dichotomous identities. In her work life, she is the principal of Development Concepts, an organizational and personal development consulting firm. She also leads Reach & Thrive, which provides workshops, seminars and retreats for groups as well as consultation for individuals and groups. And at UTK, she's a part time lecturer who also leads study abroad programs in Greece and Italy. Her interest in identity, self discovery and understanding—her own and aiding others in that effort—is central to much of her life's work. She tries to find a way to work that in to all of her work, including assigning self portraits in her Adolescent Development course with undergraduate students.There are no refunds for this event.

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