Let Art Inspire: Photography, Meditation, and Movement Workshop, Creating a Sense of Space & Place

Saturday, October 22, 2022,

Colby College Museum of Art and Perkins Arboretum Trails

Join us for a workshop that brings together photography, meditation, and movement in two unique environments—the museum’s galleries and outdoor campus trails. The workshop will be led by Elizabeth Greenberg, photographer/educator, and Susan Osberg, meditation/movement practitioner. We will begin with gentle movement activities in Alex Katz: Theater and Dance, followed by a mixture of movement, meditation, creative writing, and photography activities in Perkins Arboretum, a trail network on the Colby College campus.

This program is designed for ages 16+. The workshop can be classified as “mild exertion level” and participants should be comfortable walking on dirt trails. Registration is available here.

The program 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.

Workshop leaders

Elizabeth Greenberg is an artist and educator living on the coast of Maine.  She is an explorer of places and memories of that which has never been seen. As a teenager she fell in love with the medium of photography, and it has since been the language she uses to share her daydreams and visions of imaginary places. Elizabeth’s passion for photography has also been her guide for living a life and career immersed in a daily conversation about looking at and making pictures. She studied photography at Rhode Island School of Design and thereafter began what would become a long-term relationship with the Maine Media Workshops + College (formerly Maine Photographic Workshops.) After working with photographer Arnold Newman for many years and running her own commercial photography business in NYC she changed paths to pursue her own art practice and share her passion for the medium of photography through education.  She received her MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College. Elizabeth’s work has been exhibited across the country and she has curated numerous exhibitions. Currently, Elizabeth is the Arnold and Augusta Newman Provost at Maine Media Workshops + College and administers the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture to honor her mentor’s legacy. Elizabeth teaches workshops in Maine and Hawaii and is a member of the faculty in both the certificate and MFA programs at the college.

Susan Osberg, writer/dancer/choreographer/ filmmaker/teacher, studied at Interlochen Arts Academy Diploma, Juilliard BFA, Columbia University Teachers College MA. She taught at Simon Fraser University, NYU and Bard College. As artistic director of Workwith Dancers Company, she worked experimentally and collaboratively with new music composers and visual artists. She performed in the original 1979 production of DANCE, a collaboration between Phil Glass, Sol Lewitt and Lucinda Childs at BAM and is still dancing in the film by Sol LeWitt. She performs and teaches internationally in Canada, Sweden, Tunisia, Jordan, Italy, France, Estonia. Her company performed extensively in New York City. With Dance Director of Dia Art Center, Joan Duddy, she co-directed The Salon Project and was a co-founder of Dance Across Borders at Dia on Mercer Street, where she had a rehearsal space from 1986-97. She was on the Artist Adisory Board of Danspace Project. She moved in 2004 with her husband, painter Winston Roeth, splitting time between Beacon, NY and Waldoboro, Maine. She’s written two historical novels on women and made two films. Remembering Pina received a 2022 NYSCA Grant. Mining the Moon won multiple awards and Finalist positions in International festivals in 2022.

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