The Light Show is May 10, 2019 at the University Center Ballroom.
Tickets are $65/person or $520 for a table of 8.
The Light Show is a celebration of light and the healing that takes place through creative community! It is our annual art auction fundraiser to support workshops at the Living Art studio for people dealing with cancer, chronic illness and loss. This year's theme is "Paradox."
A central aspect of Living Art’s work is making room for “paradox” by acknowledging that both light and dark are part of our daily experience. As a culture, we tend to be uncomfortable talking about illness. What we know to be true is that all of us will deal with cancer, or chronic illness, or grief or care-taking in some capacity in our lifetimes.
Author Sue Bender says that, “The Amish love the Sunshine and Shadow quilt pattern. It shows two sides, the dark and light, spirit and form and the challenge of bringing the two into a larger unity. It’s not a choice between extremes…It’s a balancing act that includes opposites. It’s time to celebrate the life I do have. Piecing together the paradox—making peace with the paradox, to find a balance in some larger sense so that a life can feel whole with the pieces I have.”
One Living Art participant describes it like this, “Living Art puts your mind and body back together. In treatment you have to push parts of yourself away.”
This work that we do is ultimately about the value of embracing the whole of a person’s experience. There is wisdom and information to be found in both the light and dark places, and it can provide a stepping stone to whatever comes next. We use the process of creating art in community to explore these concepts and provide a space where it's safe to keep it real, because everyone in our workshops is dealing with illness, loss or is providing care for someone who is.
We hope you’ll join us! Dress comfortably or to the nines. Our theme colors are black and white.
Other events in 2019:
MADE Fair at Caras Park - June 23rd
Kettlehouse Community Night - July 2nd
First Friday at the Bicycle Hangar - August 2nd
Race for the Cure - October 12th
First Friday at Bernice’s Bakery - November 1st
First Friday at Engel & Volkers - December 6th
MADE Fair at the Adams Center - December - TBD