In her talk, The Year the World Stood Still, author/artist Susan Brescia will share her own personal story of how she turned adversity into something positive during COVID-19, and what inspired her to memorialize this once-in-a-lifetime community event.
Sue will discuss the creative process of journaling through art while you observe displayed original charcoal drawings. She will read snippets from their accompanying real-life stories of love, heroism, selflessness and hope.
The talk is followed by an opportunity for audience discussion and purchases of Sue's book.
"Unprecedented times have unveiled a beutiful tapestry, a common thread, woven together by the human spirit and the willingness to help one another during times of great need."
You will leave with the feeling of hope and a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sue is no stranger to journaling through art. Since she can remember, she used works of art, be it through drawing, songwriting or musical composition, as a form of expression, with hopes of inspiring others to do the same.
No stranger to adversity, the collection of Susan Brescia's life experiences have sculpted her into the artist she is today. She started out pursuing a musical career before her life was derailed by a rare cancer in her late 20's and has held several benefit concerts over the years to help raise funds for various charities. Although she spent most of her professional career as a creative director, she didn't stop creating various works of art, as she believes that one's gifts are meant to be shared.
This event is free and open to all. Contact Mary Anne Quinn, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.