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The Studio@620 welcomes local artist and author Claudia Larrain, Ph.D. as she celebrates the publication of her new book "En Pointe". This afternoon presentation will include selected readings from the book as well as a panel discussion around the topic of the creative process with artists Steven Kenny, and Neverne Covington, and dancer Helen Hanson French. Books will be available for purchase during the event.
"The experience of writing this book has been cathartic for me. I feel more enlightened and have learned to forgive. I hope you will participate in my journey as I reveal everything about myself to the reader as an example of what many people go through.I learned that art is a powerful tool, especially for artists; it is a built-in mechanism to have a place to express themselves and reveal the subconscious.
In addition, I have learned that we need to break the cycle of abuse and/or neglect, which often is passed on through family legacy. For this book, I interviewed many different types of artists, who tell their stories and share how their art helps them psychologically.
I hope that my readers, too, think about how their past experiences affect them today. Because, after all, our past determines our future." - Claudia Larrain
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