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Phaze 2 Gallery to host October 12-13 ecopsychology workshop

ISSUED: 2 October 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Phaze 2 Gallery will host a free two-day workshop that explores concepts in ecopsychology, which is the study of the relationship between human beings and the natural world. The “Art to Earth” workshop will take place at the gallery next to the Marinoff Theater on Friday, October 12, from 1-5 p.m. It will resume on Saturday, October 13, from 11-3 p.m. Artwork made by participants during the workshop will be professionally installed and displayed in the gallery until October 26. A closing reception will take place October 24 at 5 p.m. in the Phaze 2 Gallery. All artwork will be returned after the exhibition.

Susan Loonsk will guide “Art to Earth” through a series of exercises and activities that will challenge participants to become more aware of the ways in which our natural environments affect how we think and feel. Participants will use expressive art materials to investigate ways in which non-manufactured surroundings shape our patterns of thought in ways that are not always obvious to us.

This workshop is free and open to the public and no previous experience in art is required. Some of the activities will take place outside, so please dress for the weather. Participants are not required to attend both sessions, but it is highly recommended.

For more information, contact Evan Boggess, adjunct art faculty, at

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