Karen Finley’s Artists Anonymous

Fri, Jul 18 / 7 pm

Do you have a problem with art? Do you need help with that problem? If so, Karen Finley and the Museum of Arts and Design are here for you. 

Held every other week for 12 weeks, Artists Anonymous are open meetings for artists who feel that their lives have been affected by art making, the art world, and the troubles of maintaining a creative life and career. The meetings offer the group a space to consider and reflect on challenges that we encounter as artists. Reimagining the form of a 12-step program, each meeting will begin with a brief topic or prompt, or a creative exercise for consideration by Karen Finley. Guest artist speakers will join each meeting and offer testimonials of transformation.  Artists will be able to share, address the prompt, offer gratitude, or vocalize an issue that they are going through. Other exercises will be explored during these sessions.

13 Steps

  1. We Are Powerless Over Art
  2. The Power Of Art Is Greater Than Ourselves
  3. Turn Our Will And Our Lives Over To The Care Of Art
  4. Admit We Are Artists
  5. We Are Addicted To Art
  6.  Ready To Make More Art
  7.  Get Out Of The Way We Are Making Art
  8. Whatever It Takes Make The Art
  9. Art Is All Around Us. We Make Art Available To Others
  10. Continue To Make Art Despite The Consequences
  11. Give Of Ourselves With Our Art To Others Whether They Like It Or Not
  12. Hope To Provide A Spiritual Awakening With Art And Maybe Some Cash
  13. Life Is More Important Than Art But Life Is Meaningless Without Art

Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. MAD strongly recommends all visitors six months and older are vaccinated against Covid-19 and visitors ages two and up wear face coverings, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

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