Art as Antidote: An Invitation Into Deep Beauty: Georgia O’Keeffe and Ciel Bergman, with Penelope Tarasuk, Ph.D.


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Art As Antidote: An Invitation Into Deep Beauty: Georgia O’Keeffe and Ciel Bergman
Penelope Tarasuk, Ph.D.

Saturday, April 15th:  9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $45  3 NASW and MHC CEUs 

*Antidote: a medicine given to counteract  poison or relieve suffering.

“The artist has at all times been the instrument and spokesman of the spirit of his age.”   (CW 15, p. 75, 1931) Carl Gustav Jung

Two women painters, Georgia O’Keeffe, preeminent Modern American artist, and Ciel Bergman, Post-Modern artist and environmentalist, express the importance of place, nature, time, and death in their works, both creating significant bodies of work in Northern New Mexico.  Bergman addresses climate change in her work and our human need for deep beauty. Her series of “Antidotes” began as a response to during our tumultuous political times, radical change, and eruptions of human violence throughout our country and the world.

Through the lives of these two women painters we learn to better appreciate the enormous tension carried by the artist on behalf of the collective.

Penelope Tarasuk, PhD, IAAP, Jungian analyst, works in South Deerfield and Cambridge, MA. She has had an analytical practice over 40 years; she has served many people from various cultures in a diverse range of settings. A lifelong artist, her book, a narrative of a woman artist’s life and dreams, Jungian analysis through her death, Polishing the Bones, is being published in 2017.


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