<em>Touched with Fire: Kristin & Elisif</em> Opening Reception & Gallery Conversation Detail of drawing by Elisif Bruun.

Touched with Fire: Kristin & Elisif Opening Reception & Gallery Conversation

Tuttle Gallery, St. John Building, McDonogh School
8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills MD, 21117
November 17, 2015, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by two artists who died young, Kristin Rita Strouse and Elisif Janis Bruun, whose journeys through creativity illuminate and obscure their passages through mental illness and addiction. Conversation with co-curators and parents Sharon Strouse and Peter Bruun begins at 6:00pm.

Sponsor: Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation

Touched with Fire: Kristin & Elisif

This event took place in conjunction with the exhibition Touched with Fire: Kristin & Elisif

The theme draws its name from the groundbreaking 1996 book, Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, by renowned psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. The same driving discomfort leading to substance misuse and…

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Every now and again, an artist deeply touches you... the experience transcending mere interest, pleasure, or delight. Such has been our experience of @phyliciaghee , whose performances mine a deeply spiritual place of profound connection to something so much larger than our every day... to a place of wholeness, presence, and healing. Our #ndcartistoftheweek is Phylicia Ghee, who has been a fixture as an artist for the New Day Campaign since we began in 2015. Our Resident Healing Artist in 2015, Phylicia has presented several extraordinarily powerful performances over the past several years, and will be a part of our activities again in 2018 in a yet-to-be-determined healing arts workshop as part of our programming for “Heroin & Healing,” an exhibition we are presenting with @kentcountyarts . You can see more of Phylicia at her website at https://phyliciaghee.carbonmade.com. #artheals #healingandart #itsanewday #ndcitsanewday

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