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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 pm

FREE
Artist Ron Duffy with paintings from the Brushed Back to Life series.
Artist Ron Duffy with paintings from the Brushed Back to Life series.
Artist Ron Duffy with paintings from the Brushed Back to Life series.

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.

The Event is co-sponsored by the Bio-Medical Library and the Center for Spirituality and Healing.  

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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

Good Vibrations by Ron Duffy
Good Vibrations by Ron Duffy

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.

Details

Date:
October 14, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organizer

University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library
Phone:
(612) 626-4045
Website:
http://hsl.lib.umn.edu

Venue

Diehl Hall, Room 555
505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Phone:
612-626-6881