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TRANSFORMATION BY FIRE

TRANSFORMATION BY FIRE: WOMEN OVERCOMING VIOLENCE THROUGH CLAY

February 7 - April 28, 2013


A Feature Exhibition Presented by the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

For the last ten years the Gardiner Museum and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic have partnered to offer an engaging series of Art Therapy groups for women who have experienced violence. Since 2003, clients of the Schlifer Clinic have worked with a professional artist (Susan Low-Beer) and an art therapist (Suzanne Thomson) in the Museum’s clay studios to sculpt their trauma narratives in clay, transforming their pain and reconnecting with their resilience and strength. This partnership was established by former Director of Education, Diane Wolfe. In 2013 these Art Therapy groups will culminate in a landmark exhibition, Transformation by Fire, designed to raise public awareness about violence against women in a sensitive, informed and compelling way, and to provide accessible and inspiring real life role models for anyone who has either experienced or witnessed violence.


The Exhibition--February 7 to April 28, 2013

Transformation by Fire will take place from February 7 to April 28, 2013 in the George R. Gardiner Exhibition gallery, a large beautiful space (3,500 square feet) usually dedicated to the work of historically significant ceramic art and/or critically acclaimed artists. Coordinated by Rachel Gotlieb, Senior Curator, Gardiner Museum, with the clinical guidance of Lynne Jenkins, Director of Counselling Services at the Schlifer Clinic, the exhibition will be supported by a full schedule of programs (workshops, lectures, tours, and films) that provide greater understanding about the issue of violence against women.


FREE ADMISSION

Thanks to the generosity of our patrons and members of the community the Museum has raised the funds needed to offer free admission to the public for the duration of Transformation by Fire. Please take advantage by bringing your friends and family to explore this compelling exhibition.


To learn about Barbra Schlifer, and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic click here ›



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exhibition programs

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
SatURDAY February 9, 2013, 1 - 4 pm
  
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LECTURE: SUSAN LOW-BEER: FRAGMENTS OF SELFTuesDAY February 26, 2013, 6:30 - 8 pm  
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DANCE
PERFORMANCE: JULIE LASSONDE

FriDAY March 8, 2013, 6 - 8:30 pm
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Girl Rising
Friday April 12, 2013 7 pm - 9 pm
  
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LECTURE BODY/MIND EXPRESSIVE ARTS
APPROACH TO ART THERAPY

ThursDAY April 11, 2013, 6:30 - 8 pm
  
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LECTURE: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
ThursDAY April 18, 2013, 12 - 1:30 pm

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MEMBER EVENTS

Transformation by Fire
Patron Circle Preview Opening

Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:30 - 7 pm
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Transformation by Fire
Members' Preview Day

Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9 am - 8 pm
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TRANSFORMATION BY FIRE:

MEMBERS' MORNING TALK AND TEA
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9 - 10:30 am
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Resources

   


Download Flyer

format: pdf | size: 4x6


Download  Poster

format: pdf | size: 11x17



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