Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 7:00 PM

In this program, guided by Mary Hall Surface, participants will look closely at objects within Georges Adéagbo’s installation, Create to Free Yourselves, and explore their evocations of history, connection, and creativity. This contemplative looking will inspire rich reflective writing about art as transformation — of space, perspective and the self. Designed for writers of all levels and for those curious about writing, reflective writing can become creative fertile ground for memoir, poetry, personal essays, taking action, and more.

Participants should bring writing tools: something to write on and something to write with.

This program is $15 and open to the public; members receive free admission. Please register to reserve your space.

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Mary Hall Surface is a teaching artist, playwright, and theatre director and producer. She is the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s Writing Salon and a popular presenter of creative and reflective writing for the Smithsonian Associates. She presents workshops nationwide as a museum educator, a National Kennedy Center teaching artist and was a faculty member at Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom.