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A grief seminar providing hope & healing

For anyone who has experienced loss and grief in their own life, as well as professionals who help grieving individuals and their families.

Keynote Speaker & Morning General Session: Megan Devine, LPC, Author The Empty Chair at the Table: How Do You DO the Holidays that First Year and Beyond?

Small Group Topics: Grief 101 and Beyond: Keeping It Simple, Usable, Hopeful How Do I Feel Alive Again? Loving, Losing and Finding One’s Way: A Widow’s Journey Facing Life after the Death of an Adult Child Coping through Creativity in Everyday Life

“Kwilt” by Adam Buente and Kyle Perry

West End Plaza art: And the winner is…

It looks like Shoeless Joe finally has a replacement. The city’s Arts in Public Places Meaning, Thriving and Grief: Challenge and Opportunity Commission voted to recommend to Grieving in a Winter Wonderland; Practical Ideas for Greenville City Manager John Castile that Hoping and Coping during the Holidays the city work with artists Adam Buente and “Blessed & Highly Favored:” Understanding the Importance Kyle Perry, co-founders of ProjectOne, to of Spirituality, the Church and the Pastor in supporting commission a new sculpture for the plaza the African-American Grief Process at the corner of South Main and Augusta For the Rest of Your Days: Bearing the Impact and Coping streets. with the Loss of a Child The commission last Thursday picked Buente and Perry’s concept piece entitled Book Signing of It’s OK That You’re NOT OK: Meeting Grief and Loss “Kwilt” from among four finalists. A seminar for loss, hope and healing in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand “Kwilt” is based on traditional quilt Tuesday, November 11, 2014 squares that were turned into different Lunch will be provided and there is no charge for shapes. The piece references the historic this seminar. CEU’s for professionals available. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. importance of Greenville’s textile mills and how they are being woven back into the First Baptist Greenville, Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Greenville, Fellowship Hall 847 Cleveland St. urban fabric by being transformed from 847 Cleveland St., Greenville, SC Greenville, 29601SC 29601 their original uses. “Kwilt” consists of two by Friday, November 7 For more details and to register,RSVP visit triangular pieces with variation in color This seminar is for anyone who has experienced loss and grief, as well as professionals HolidayGriefSeminar.com and pattern. who help grieving individuals, such as Nurses, Counselors and Therapists, Social Workers, While the final look of the piece is subject Chaplains, Clergy Members, Guidance Counselors, Psychologists and Educators. or call 864-325-3526, by Friday, November 10. ( 4 .0 hrs. Continuing Education Credit available. More information upon request. ) to change, commissioners said “Kwilt” Presented by Presented by could be a successful piece of public art that would be interactive. The guidelines called for a “degree of transparency in and materials and/or form” as well as a lighting GREENVILLE MEMORIAL GARDENS component that would make the artwork WOODLAWN visible at night. Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations “It is a viable effort to commemorate Greenville’s textile history,” said Commission Chairman Sean Scoopmire. “RegardHelping Children and Adolescents Through Grief and Loss

Hope and Help for the Holidays and Beyond

less of whether the city redesigns the plaza or not, ‘Kwilt’ could work.” Commissioner Lindsay McPhail said, “I like that they [the artists] came to Greenville and created a piece for Greenville.” Eighty-two artists submitted qualifications for the project, and the commission narrowed the list to four. Other finalists were Po Shu Wang, a California-based artist whose spherical piece included a sound component; Michael Szivo, whose sculpture featured metal “ribbons” as a tribute to the textile industry; and Michael Kalish, who created Greenvillecentric silhouettes. Edward Kinney, the city’s senior landscape architect, created two site plans for each finalist — one using the existing plaza layout and another that reconfigured the plaza to better suit the art — to give the commission a better idea of how each of the finalists might look on the site. He estimated siting “Kwilt” could cost anywhere from $34,000 to more than $104,000, depending on the extent of plaza reconfiguration work. “We’ve made a decision about the art, but the redesign of the plaza is an important thing to consider,” Scoopmire said. Commissioner Meghan Meier said, “I hope we can figure out a way to make the money work.” —Cindy Landrum

October 6, 2017 GJ  
October 6, 2017 GJ  

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