Artful Meditation and Expression: Let’s Rise Up

Sunday, December 19, 2021,

Colby College Museum of Art

Experience greater mind-body connection through our in-person Artful Meditation and Expression program. Participants will join art therapist Bodhi Simpson in a guided meditation session in the Colby Museum galleries, followed by an art making experience in our Mirken Education Center. This offering will support your personal comfort with creative expression, increase self-awareness, and offer simple tools to support emotional wellbeing. 

In December, our theme of Let’s Rise Up is inspired by Blue Pines by David Driskell. Working with pastels on black paper, participants will engage in creative meditation practices designed to increase present moment awareness and our ability to rise up and stay “evergreen” despite life’s challenges. Our mindful image-making will be complimented by a “cut-up” poetry practice. No artistic experience is necessary and all materials will be provided at this free program.

To ensure the health and safety of everyone, we require registration for this free program. 

Artful Meditation and Expression is part of the Museum’s wellness initiative, Let Art Inspire, which includes a variety of programs that connect mind, body, and art in innovative ways.

Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR, is an art therapist with a private practice in Waterville, Maine, called Conscious Art Therapy. She also is a teaching artist, an adjunct college instructor, and a workshop and retreat facilitator who incorporates creative expression and work with imagination, intuition, and metaphor into the healing process. Learn more about Bodhi and sign up for her blog at


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