Talking Touched with Fire I Photograph courtesy of George F. Spicka, who will perform for this event.

Talking Touched with Fire I

Arts & Humanities Hall, Recital Hall, CCBC Essex
7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore MD, 21237
October 28, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30pm

In the first of a three-part 2015 Talking Touched with Fire Series, creative people come together to share their reflections on the relationship between mental illness, addiction, and creativity. The event opens with a mindfulness experience led by the Holistic Life Foundation, and includes a pair of musical presentations related to his own depression by composer George F. Spicka.

SPECIAL OFFER! Take the Bus!
Talking Touched with Fire I offers a timely, important, and rich conversation for artists on the relationship between creativity and mental health and substance abuse challenges. The New Day Campaign is providing a 33-seat bus to leave from near Penn Station (the corner of St. Paul St. and Lanvale). The bus will depart at 12:30pm, and return from CCBC Essex by 3:00pm. As seats are limited, reservations are required. Email rebecca@newdaycampaign.org to make your FREE reservation. She will email you back to confirm. Thank you Station North Arts & Entertainment District and GBCA for helping us promote this arts community opportunity.

This event was part of the 2015 Talking Touched with Fire Series


Touched with Fire: Behind the Curtain

This event took place in conjunction with the exhibition Touched with Fire: Behind the Curtain

The theme draws its name from the groundbreaking 1996 book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, by renowned psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. The same driving discomfort leading to substance misuse and desperate…

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Every now and again, an artist deeply touches you... the experience transcending mere interest, pleasure, or delight. Such has been our experience of @phyliciaghee , whose performances mine a deeply spiritual place of profound connection to something so much larger than our every day... to a place of wholeness, presence, and healing. Our #ndcartistoftheweek is Phylicia Ghee, who has been a fixture as an artist for the New Day Campaign since we began in 2015. Our Resident Healing Artist in 2015, Phylicia has presented several extraordinarily powerful performances over the past several years, and will be a part of our activities again in 2018 in a yet-to-be-determined healing arts workshop as part of our programming for “Heroin & Healing,” an exhibition we are presenting with @kentcountyarts . You can see more of Phylicia at her website at https://phyliciaghee.carbonmade.com. #artheals #healingandart #itsanewday #ndcitsanewday

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