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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn – Brushed Back to Life: Healing From Illness Through Intuitive Painting and Poems
October 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFREE
Bring your lunch and listen as Ron Duffy shares his surprising and joyful immersion into the world of intuition, abstract painting, and poem writing as a creative and healing response to 20 years of living with chronic illness.
Participants are also invited to view Duffy’s exhibit, Brushed Back to Life: Healing From Illness Through Intuitive Painting and Poems on the 2nd floor of the Bio-Medical Library now through October 30, 2016.
What: Brown Bag Lunch & Learn – Brushed Back to Life: Healing From Illness Through Intuitive Painting and Poems
When: October 14, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 555, Diehl Hall
Registration: Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.
About the event
With almost no prior experience and following a personal hunch, Ron Duffy took a series of painting classes starting in 2010. From that point and continuing for more than 2 years, paintings figuratively erupted out of Duffy. He experienced an intuitive desire to portray his feelings and experiences about living with chronic illness – Lyme’s Disease – in paintings and poems. That creative period led to the birth of an art exhibit of 34 paintings and 31 accompanying poems titled “Brushed Back to Life: Healing From Illness Through Intuitive Paintings and Poems.”
In this presentation Duffy will show some of his paintings and poems and talk about the role of intuition in his healing journey. He will offer insights on what he feels is our universal impulse to heal when faced with resignation, despair or brokenness that often accompanies living with a serious illness, trauma or disappointment.
Duffy’s intent for audience members is that some piece of his story will resonate with you as you grapple with your unique life’s challenges, whatever they may be. And that you feel called to participate in healing opportunities that come your way, in whatever form, wherever and whenever they may appear.