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Joy and the Good Life: A Community Arts Installation — Community Conversati...

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Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center

2204 Frederick Douglass Blvd

New York, NY 10026

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Join us for a community conversation about our latest exhibit! The event is free, family-friendly, and open to all. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

What is joy? How do we experience joy? What are sources of joy? What does joy have to do with the "good life"? How can we communicate what we understand to be the "good life"?

This evolving, multimodal arts installation explores individual and communal understandings of joy and the good life. Beginning with various ways to express joy, we move to examine the possibilities of relating joy to the good life, and conclude with multiple perspectives on communicating the good life. We invite community members and the public to join us in this personal and corporate experience, helping to build a more nuanced understanding of the topic while providing space to appreciate, observe, and respond to others.

At the community conversation, participants will explore the relationship between joy and the good life. Participants will create a mind map of their visual and verbal responses to "what is joy?" and "what is the good life?", and then chart the relationships between those responses. These maps, consisting of photos and words, will be on one wall of the gallery to which public visitors can respond and add.

All are welcome, RSVP today to reserve your spot!




Other dates to note:

Closing Conversation: What is Joy and the Good Life?
April 26, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Public Viewing Hours
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday (April 14) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM




We are grateful for the vision and support of the Theology of Joy and the Good Life project, Yale Center for Faith and Culture.

Artwork by Adrian Hashimi

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