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Compassionate Therapy Lab Sessions: A Sacred Door to a Secret Garden

  • Arlington Garden in Pasadena 275 Arlington Drive Pasadena, CA, 91105 United States (map)

Free Workshop!

“Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, and Neither Does Climate Change” --

A Post for Peace and Justice workshop focusing on a “Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos”.

During the workshop attendees will participate in discussions around climate change and community access while painting “A Sacred Door to A Secret Garden” inspired by the conversations.

This will be lead by the founder of SeaChanges, a project using science and art to educate around ocean and water issues.  Kira is also Co-founder of Compassionate Arts, promoting community, environment and civic engagement issues.

Felecia Lenee, better know as Fe Love to her fans, she is on the Leadership Teams for, Emerging Arts Leaders/ Los Angeles  and co- founder of the Compassionate ARTS IN ACTION. She works as the Youth Program Director and Creative Strategist for  the national project, Posts for Peace and Justice. Fe Love is the host and creator of the Artist Eclectic pLAygROUND, a “pop-up” event space that supports new as well as established artists and innovative entrepreneurs primarily in the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area. She  Felecia has a B.F.A. from CALARTS where she trained as an actress. Her goals are to support youth, with a focus on health, public safety and social and environmental justice. Felecia's recent public appearances highlighting youth include: March for Our Lives, Los Angeles, CA; Youth Action Summit, Memphis, TN, the U.S. Human Rights Network National Conference, Atlanta, GA. and the 26th Anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, at the White House.  Felecia Lenee is a healer and a certified massage therapist with a concentration on energy balancing. She has been in 16 films, has over 25 years of performing live on stage as a host and entertainer and in several podcasts promoting racial, gender equality and justice for all.

Kira Carrillo Corser's work is based in promoting hope, while helping give communities tools for a visual voice grounded in grass roots reality.  She has a Masters in Fine Art and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism including 10 years at PBS, 5 books and numerous publications and over 25 awards. She is a California based artist known for social and environmental justice projects while  combining photography, painting, video and installations with community and civic partnerships. These include these sites: EarthWays Foundation, The Carter Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights and Smithsonian.

Kira is Co-founder of Compassionate ARTS in Action with Felecia (Fe Love) Lenee Williams in Los Angeles. They have facilitated youth and community workshops promoting safety, justice and environmental issues in 5 cities in California, plus Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Washington DC.  Kira also co-founded the Posts for Peace and Justice Project  with Lisa Parsons from One Billion Rising Atlanta, with projects in 5 states.

Her work has been on national broadcasts with President Clinton and President Carter, in the Oceanside Museum and the Museum of Monterey, the National Steinbeck Center. She taught at CSU Monterey Bay for 8 years, and was Arts and Education Director for Monterey County, and Creative Catalyst for the San Diego Foundation Initiative.

4 Collaborative ongoing projects are:

Organized by artist Felecia “Fe Love” Lenee Williams, “A Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos” is the third project in “Nourished” . “Nourished” is a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists and culture workers were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.