Monday, September 01, 2014

Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the next public event in the Ales & Ideas lecture series featuring free multimedia presentations by members of the CCC faculty and staff.  CCC Painting, Drawing and Design Instructor Kristin Shauck will present Creativity: The Mystery of the Muse, Thursday, February 28th, at 7:00pm in the Fort George Lovell Showroom.

How do artists summon the power of the creative muse?  Why do artists experience creative blocks and what strategies do they use for overcoming them. What is the role of mystery in creative process, and what can artists learn from the strategies of others?  Kristin will discuss her own process and share her research into the various approaches used by a range of artists and scholars from a variety of disciplines.

Kristin Shauck holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Baylor University in Waco, Texas (1989) and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Texas A&M Commerce (1993). She has taught at the college level in Texas, South Dakota, and Oregon for nearly two decades, and is currently in her ninth academic year on the full time faculty at Clatsop Community College.  Kristin also serves as founding director of Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century, an annual international competition of figurative art. She has exhibited her own artwork in various regional and national exhibitions as well as internationally in England, Japan, and India. Her work is currently on display at RiverSea Gallery in Astoria through February 26th, and at the Arizona Western College campus gallery through February 15th.

Please join Kristin and others for an engaging evening of creative inquiry.  Doors open at 6:00 pm; event begins at 7:00pm.  Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase.  Minors are welcome.

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