Are You Ready To Let Go? Register today to be part of this series about letting go and developing your creative voice. Whether you’re a practicing artist or eager to learn amongst other creatives, this virtual discussion (Part I) and hands-on workshop (Part II) will inspire, motivate and nurture your creative spirit. Linda and Ronnie, two abstract expressionist artists, will share their unique journeys and processes of radically letting go, embracing color, and cultivating joy.
PART I: Cultivating Your Creative Voice
Thursday, May 6 from 6-7:15pm (virtual panel)
In an era where we are recognizing the power that comes with authenticity, self-motivation, and simply being yourself, vulnerability is becoming recognized as a superpower. Join this engaging discussion with Linda and Ronnie, two abstract expressionist artists, and discover how they learned to let go of control, nurture their own visual language, and find their creative spirits. Moderated by art advisor and educator Danielle Ogden.
PART II: Activating Your Creative Spirit
Saturday, June 5 from 10:30am-12:30pm (outdoor art making workshop) ** limited to 25 participants **
Linda and Ronnie will lead an outdoor art-making workshop to activate your creative spirit with experimentation and self-discovery through abstract painting. Linda and Ronnie will lead participants through their processes of radically letting go, embracing color, and cultivating joy. Whether you are an aspiring artist, eager to learn amongst other creatives, or looking to find your unique point of view, this workshop is designed to help you inspire, motivate and nurture your creative voice.
Linda Colletta has been creating art in various mediums for over 25 years, and first translated her passion for art into a career as a scenic painter in the television industry before dedicating herself full-time to painting professionally. Her artistic approach as an abstract expressionist, creates vibrant and uplifting works for designers and individual collectors. Linda is self taught and works from her studio in Bridgeport, CT.
Ronnie Williams’ artistic approach embraces an inventive visual language, eschewing traditional standards and instead focusing on a more expressive and humanistic approach. Channeling surrealist automatism, his process emphasizes improvisation and chance, favoring simplicity, play, and childlike mark-making over formal principals. Drawing inspiration from the sounds and scenes witnessed in the neighborhoods of his home in New York City, Williams regularly uses raw canvases, often creased and crumpled to create large mixed media paintings. He draws inspiration from the multi-layered grit, colors, and textures of his current urban environment to the calming flow of the rivers in his hometown of Texas. Williams’ moniker RAW stands as the ultimate summation of his work – delicate on the surface, it retains the power to provoke, inspire, and get under the viewer’s skin.