Touched with Fire: A Family Tale Drawing by Elisif Bruun.

Touched with Fire: A Family Tale

Art Gallery, College Community Center, CCBC Dundalk
7200 Sollers Point Rd, Dundalk MD, 21222
October 19 - December 4, 2015

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 desperate behaviors also may yield extraordinary creativity: grand gifts to the rest of us born of incomparable urgency. The exhibition Touched with Fire: A Family Tale features art by three members of the same family (Mogens Christiansen, Peter Bruun, and Elisif Bruun), each “touched with fire” in ways passed from one generation to the next. 


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