The discussion will be about the importance of Art and Mindfulness and its role in helping to heal our community as we recover from a traumatic year. As the light at the end of the Covid Tunnel begins to glow brighter each day, a sense of hope is beginning to grow. I would love to have a conversation with our group about ways we can grow and heal during this unprecedented time in our world’s history. As Viktor Frankl writes in “Man’s Search for Meaning, “In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.”
Mary Cook is the owner and founder of microWave Project, a mobile art studio that strives to create small waves of change in the community through art; working to connect the public with art and art experiences. She has over 20 years of art experience as a curator, artist, and educator. She brings energy, resources, and a passion for making art accessible to as many people as possible. She does this by offering art workshops, art classes, art play popups, and free community events. Mary lives in Bentonville with her husband Eric, daughter Amelia "Pip", and a collection of pets. She has a private art studio in Front Royal called The Art Nest.