July 15, 2021
6:30 PM EST

Event Description:

Art and Poetry Virtual Workshop: Exploring the Relationship between Images & Words with Karen De Mauro and Caitlyn Shea.

Event Video Link:  https://youtu.be/GWOXss1JdzI

A virtual workshop exploring practices that combine imagery and text in compelling ways to deepen the expressive power of both. Find out how words and art change each other to make a new meaningful hybrid mode/form.

Karen De Mauro is Artistic Director of The Acting Center in New York City, a company that facilitates “the actor in everyone” from corporate executives to Broadway professionals to school children. She leads The Center for Nature Writing at Seatuck and has written and performed throughout United States, Canada, the UK and Japan. She runs Naturestages, is an active member of NYC Urban Sketchers, teaches multi-art workshops for Asian venues like the Japanese Stroll Garden and the NOHO International Arts Company. She directed and performed at The United Nations, The Smithsonian Institution, and, most recently on The High Line and The Alvin Ailey Theatre for “Discover NY”. Karen has been an Artist in Residence and Teaching Artist for over 40 years.

WWBA Events and Media Director Caitlyn Shea is passionate about making art, poetry, and history accessible to everyone. When she is not planning poetic and scholarly events with the Birthplace, she is creating public artworks to revitalize and celebrate communities through creative placemaking. She fundraised for and created a hummingbird mural on the side of a vacant Main Street building in Riverhead, NY. In 2016 she received a stipend from 40 West Arts and participated in Denver MuralFest. She created her “Masked Medusa” mural at Spotlight NY in Huntington during the 2020 pandemic. In 2021 her design was chosen for Walt Whitman Initiative’s annual “Song of Myself” Marathon poster and Zoom background. She exhibits paintings in Long Island, NYC, and nationally. Currently, Shea is creating a “coming of age” theme mural commissioned by Patchogue Arts Council on the back of Patchogue-Medford Library, which will raise awareness about cicadas being endangered on Long Island. Follow her: @CaitlynArtist