River People Fest / River Roots Show Case & Workshops at UNCP: The River Roots Arts Guild hosted its 2nd Annual Arts Showcase at the Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of UNCP from Friday April 25 thru Sat. April 26. The event coincided and culminated with The 4th Annual River People Music and Culture Fest on the 26th, a night of American Indian music with performers Tyler Cole, Shane Baker, The Ulali Project and Star Nayea. Click below for River People YouTube recordings:
As part of this exceptional weekend experience, the guild also offered art workshops free to the public at the Chavis Center Annex Building next door to Givens. This was an exciting opportunity for me to conduct my workshop entitled: “Picturing Your Potential- From Seed to Flowering Tree.”
This is one of my “Art of Transformation Creativity Workshops.” It’s a hands-on collage activity that focuses on self-knowing…it’s designed to help individuals visualize and clarify their goals in their private or professional lives. I will be offering this “education of the imagination” in the future at similar events and for corporations and other organizations seeking leadership development and enrichment through the arts.
Imagining our dreams and goals is the first step towards making them happen. Education of the imagination can happen by expanding our thought processes through the free association of ideas, allowing for non-structure to exist within a defined frame-work. Within this balanced paradigm, mistakes become opportunities, altering definitions of success and perfection. The creative process stresses relationships as opposed to facts. It deals with complexity and ambiguity and enhances our ability to consider differing view points. Because of this, art involvement can enhance growth and skills through creative problem solving in our personal, as well as professional lives.
Kim Pevia, Owner and Founder K.A.P., Inner Prizes Knowledge. Application. Practice of the human dynamic; Training/Coaching/Workshops/Keynotes designed for personal/professional/leadership/economic/community development.
President, Pembroke Area Chamber of Commerce, President of the Board, Southeastern Family Violence CenterBoard Member, Robeson County Arts CouncilPlanning Board, Town of Red Springs Co., Founder Robeson Chapter Women AdvaNCe Community Advocate for Creative Economy through Arts, Local Food and Tourism
Rev. Mac Legerton, Pembroke, NC