Presented by McColl Center

Beyond the Studio: Finding Your Why With Laurie Smithwick

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About This Event

Embark on a journey of self-exploration in this workshop focused on "Finding Your Why." Dive into introspective exercises and discussions designed to uncover the core motivations behind your creative expression. Explore the deeper meaning behind your artistry, understand your unique purpose, and gain clarity on the driving force behind your artmaking. Join us for an illuminating experience that will empower you to connect authentically with your artistic why and infuse your work with intention and passion.

Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm.

**Complimentary drink (beer, wine, sparkling water) included

About the Speaker:

Laurie Smithwick is an abstract painter, printmaker, muralist and public artist. She was born and raised in Charlotte, studied art and creative writing at Duke University, and graphic design and photography at Parsons School of Design. Laurie was the founder and creative director of LEAP Design, and is a partner in the Alt Summit creative conference. Her design work earned her a Grammy nomination, and she has delivered a TEDx talk on the genesis of ideas.

Laurie has exhibited throughout the US and the US Virgin Islands, taught printmaking and painting, and created murals and public art for many businesses and organizations, including Blumenthal Performing Arts, Novant Health, AARP, and the VAPA Center.

Her abstract art, steeped in formalism, uses color, texture, and composition to illuminate the human experience of transition and explore the world of possibility.

 

 

About This Event

Embark on a journey of self-exploration in this workshop focused on "Finding Your Why." Dive into introspective exercises and discussions designed to uncover the core motivations behind your creative expression. Explore the deeper meaning behind your artistry, understand your unique purpose, and gain clarity on the driving force behind your artmaking. Join us for an illuminating experience that will empower you to connect authentically with your artistic why and infuse your work with intention and passion.

Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm.

**Complimentary drink (beer, wine, sparkling water) included

About the Speaker:

Laurie Smithwick is an abstract painter, printmaker, muralist and public artist. She was born and raised in Charlotte, studied art and creative writing at Duke University, and graphic design and photography at Parsons School of Design. Laurie was the founder and creative director of LEAP Design, and is a partner in the Alt Summit creative conference. Her design work earned her a Grammy nomination, and she has delivered a TEDx talk on the genesis of ideas.

Laurie has exhibited throughout the US and the US Virgin Islands, taught printmaking and painting, and created murals and public art for many businesses and organizations, including Blumenthal Performing Arts, Novant Health, AARP, and the VAPA Center.

Her abstract art, steeped in formalism, uses color, texture, and composition to illuminate the human experience of transition and explore the world of possibility.

 

 

Getting There

McColl Center
721 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, 28202
United States