The First Art as a Pathway to Memory

The first session of Writing in the Galleries: Art as a Pathway to Memory kicked off last Saturday morning at the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) and took participants back in time as we surrounded ourselves with the sculpture of Nick Cave in his new exhibit Feat.

David Matteson, OMA’s Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, provided insight and background information on Cave’s Soundsuits exhibit. Then we discussed the importance and process of narrowing our focus when writing memoir. After studying a Cave sculpture and visiting other times and places in memory, the participants wrote their stories, and man, were they great.

Chris and Harold writing

Thank you so much to everyone who joined David and me last week. You were awesome.

Bill Brennan capturing a great memory

You can still register for one or all of the three remaining sessions. The next time we meet, Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, we will focus on writing about time, place, and events and how to bring those special moments to life. We’ll write in a different OMA gallery where inspiration and a trip down memory lane awaits.

Part of Soundsuit exhibit

You need not know anything about art or writing to be a part of Art as a Pathway to Memory. Remember my motto: The only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all! Just show up, and I promise, you will amaze yourself.


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