Inspirations for the Creative Spirit
Leslie Johnson and Thomasina Levy
Explore the myriad ways that music, poetry, and visual art can spark the imagination and inspire the creative process. In this playful and participation-based workshop, we will view works of art in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery at Wisdom House, responding to them by creating our own music, poetry, and prose. The program will be led by Thomasina Levy and Leslie Johnson, award-winning artists and highly experienced Teaching Artists. No prior experience is necessary to join in this journey of discovery to welcome the artist within. Includes lunch.
Leslie Johnson is an award winning writer whose short stories have been awarded the Pushcart Prize. Her fiction has been broadcast on NPR and her work has appeared in Norton’s Best of the West anthology. She is published in a wide variety of magazines and journals. Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Leslie leads interactive writing workshops and professional development seminars.
Thomasina Levy is an award winning musician, serving as Connecticut Sate Troubadour in 2005 and 2006. A Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Office of the Arts, she assists fellow artists, educators, schools, and museums as they incorporate the arts into their programs. Her music has been aired in over twenty countries across the globe.