with Jesse White of Pigeon Arts, and Lee Fogel of The Visioning Body
Ready for creative risk-taking as a means of personal and spiritual growth?
Together we will embody a journey of honoring and then quieting our inner critics. Through movement, visual arts and writing exercises, we travel through three steps:
- Letting go of that which does not serve us
- Crossing a threshold into a strengthened relationship with our creative selves
- Integrating our learning into a plan for sustained creative practices.
No experience or particular skill sets necessary to participate. If you are interested in rekindling a friendship with your Inner Artist, this workshop is for you!
Jesse White, Director of Pigeon Arts
Jesse has worked as the director of small cathartic art-making organization, as an art therapist, as a teaching artist, as a life skills educator, and as the arts and spirituality coordinator for a contemplative center. She comes with a BA in Creative and Spiritual Process joined with w BA in Psychology from Guilford College, and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from American Intercontinental University. Jesse has exhibited her creative work throughout the Greater Philadelphia, PA area, and in North Carolina, London, England and Medellín, Columbia. She is committed to helping people learn how to face and move through their creative fears in order to more fully access their own creativity. For more information on Pigeon Arts programs, please visit www.pigeon-art.org and to see Jesse’s visual work, please visit www.pigeon-arts.com.
Lee Fogel, Director of The Visioning Body
Lee is an interdisciplinary artist, Reiki practitioner, and Somatic Movement Educator. She brings a breadth of experience and training to this program, including an MA with Distinction in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing from the University of Central Lancashire, a BA in Dance and Visual Arts from Oberlin College, traditional training and mentorship in Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho, and rigorous entrepreneurial training. She is a Board Member and Registered Somatic Movement Educator with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, the leading professional organization growing the field of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy. She dances with Graffito Works and several independent artists in Philadelphia, and loves the intersection of movement, writing, and drawing in improvised practice and performance. Through all of her work, she is devoted to kindling a sense of joy and empowerment for being alive in our bodies and evolving world.