The Art of Resilience Opens in Marshall

Join Starr Commonwealth for the final stop on a Calhoun County-wide, traveling art exhibition featuring work from students at Battle Creek Public Schools, Lakeview Public Schools, and Marshall Public Schools. Happening at EastEnd Studio in Marshall, the Art of Resilience embraces Circle of Courage and Universal Needs modalities throughout the exhibit. Teaching artists worked with students to use art as an expression of how each individual relates to the concepts of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity while celebrating their resiliency.

“For me, making art about uncomfortable or even traumatic experiences is a way to acknowledge my feelings and start to process them. Without art, I would have no way to fully articulate myself. I know I’m not an outlier in this regard. It’s incredibly meaningful to see such young students explore this particular way of responding to life. Creating something with meaning using stress or discomfort as a prompt is a way to be truly resilient and our Calhoun County students have done a wonderful job of expressing themselves.”

“The kids clearly thought deeply about their artworks, and we are honored to be able to showcase their strength, resilience, and creativity at the EastEnd ‘Art of Resilience’ exhibit.”

Warner Ball – EastEnd Studio & Gallery Manager/Curator and Artist

Open exhibition: August 1-22

Reception: Saturday, August 3, 1:00-3:00pm

Made possible by: the Battle Creek Community Foundation, and the Santo Maria Frank & John Zanetti Foundation.

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Special thanks goes to terraNOVA Collective for their contribution to this special event.

By Matt Ray

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