Verge Artists’ Salon

Wednesday, November 15th
5:30PM -7:30PM

November Salon: Play, Purpose, and Joy

Join us at Verge every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please note, however, that there will not be a Salon in December!

Art discourse is an important part of the cultural community, sharing a space to vocalize ideas and challenging oneself to go beyond self imposed barriers gives the potential for growth in practice and in connection to other artists.

Description: As we round out 2023 with the last Salon of the year, let’s take the time to take stock and discuss some of the things that bring us purpose in artistic life and community. 

Required Reading: 
How I Killed My Art Practice — Then Brought it Back to Life

Alice Bradley | Medium

Feeling Artsy? Here’s How Making Art Helps Your Brain

Malaka Gharib | NPR

Practicing Joy Workshop

Grace Farms Arts Initiative | Youtube

Co-Hosts Biographies:

California native, Jillian Bruschera is an interdisciplinary artist and arts-activist, who creates works in visual art, writing, public installation, body performance, and social practice. As founder and proprietor of The Mobile Mill, she travels teaching the art of hand papermaking. She holds BAs in Studio Art and Visual Communications from Loyola University Chicago and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty in the Center for Book and Paper Arts.

Michael LaHood is an interdisciplinary artist whose inquiry focuses on how we interact as individuals, and how those granular interactions accrue and take on life of their own. Fire, biorhythms, interactivity, and the nature of epiphanies are a few topical probes for him in that pursuit. He has a BA in Human Biology and an MA in Media Studies from Stanford University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College Chicago.