March 23, 2017

Jenny Hahn

Jenny Hahn

Xenophobia, sexism, racism, homophobia and other indicators of intolerance have been mouthed by one of America’s favorite billionaire buffoons since his presidential campaign. His bigoted statements have been defended as brave, dismissed as uncivil, or set aside  as the colorful discourse of a cantankerous, rich eccentric.

Targeted bigotry can materialize into travel bans; first-time, home-buyer reforms; healthcare cuts; fewer or smaller safety nets for the disadvantaged; and other life-limiting policies or structures.

However, it is the right of every human being in this country–Latinx, Black Americans, women, Muslims, immigrants, disabled Americans, LGBTQIA persons, the poor–to be treated with respect and dignity, to have access to basic needs, and to live in security.

Combating persistent prejudice exacts a toll on individuals, our communities, and our country. None are immune to its insidious effects. Join Salon~360 in dialogue around this societal ill and an abbreviated, hands-on process painting experience led by Jenny Hahn, which is painting that fosters expression and mindfulness (materials provided by Salon~360).

Artist and workshop facilitator Jenny Hahn captures the inward journey through bold, colorful expression. After earning a BFA in illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute, she turned to painting as a modality for healing in her own life and now offers process painting to others as a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery.  She co-founded Creative Nectar Studio in 2011 with studio partner Stephanie Gray and leads workshops across the country for churches, retreat centers, hospitals, and for special interest groups.

Jenny’s work has been featured in Unity Magazine, Living Wellness Magazine, and on Unity Online Radio. Jenny has studied insight meditation for almost 20 years, and her regular practice informs her creative process and teachings. Jenny exhibits her vibrant acrylic paintings nationally and out of her studio at the Bauer building in the Kansas City Crossroads arts district, open to the public every First Friday. View her paintings online and learn more about process painting and workshops.

Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a science fiction writer, teacher, and martial artist with a commitment to create one million awake, aware, adult human beings. The strategy is to create and empower one thousand awake, aware, adult storytellers. He has published thirty novels and written for such television shows as ‘The Outter Limits,’ Twilight Zone,’ and ‘Stargate SG-1.’

Steven’s proudest accomplishment is his family: daughter Nicki, son Jason, and marriage to American Book Award winning novelist Tananarive Due.  They live together in Los Angeles California, the base from which he and his wife teach a new live/on-demand, online workshop  Afrofuturism: Dreams to Banish Nightmares.

Theme: Raw Bigotry

Themed Reading (3 minutes, recommended)

Event Question: Will persistent prejudice overtake us?

Event Location: André’s Confiserie Suisse, 5018 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112.

Note on directions to the venue: South of Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., Main Street turns into Brookside Blvd. If headed south on Main/Brookside, turn/veer right onto 49th Street to get to where Main Street picks up again. If headed north on Brookside, turn left onto 51st Street, turn right on Main.

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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This Salon~360 event is supported in part by ArtsKC.