Art & Virtues Workshop

FORTITUDE: Community, Persistence, and Our Lives!

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 7-8:30pm 

Presented by Smith Center for the Healing Arts

Join me for a hands-on, interactive art “workout,” designed to strengthen your fortitude, tenacity and courage. In commemoration of the start of Black History Month, we will focus on the virtue of fortitude as we discover layers of meaning in John T. Biggers 1966 painting, Shotgun, Third Ward #1. Together, we will explore the significance of this work addressing racism, violence, and social justice as well as its timely relevance to our lives in 2023. Reflecting on past moments in our lives requiring our strength, perseverance and courage, we will rediscover sources of fortitude needed for our challenging times ahead.

  • Experience a hands-on, interactive art “workout” on Zoom
  • No previous art experience necessary
  • Provided prior to event: simple materials list, Zoom link.
Image Credit: Shotgun, Third Ward #1  by John T. Biggers (1966)  Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington, DC