Unpacking the Exhibition Conversation Series: Art & Healing (in-person)

the GVSU art gallery presents unpacking the exhibition conversation series

Date and Time

Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


This event is free to attend.
You can RSVP for this event until October 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM
There are 20 of 20 registrations available.



GVSU Art Gallery, Haas Center for Performing Arts, GVSU Allendale Campus
PAC 1121

This event is also available via Zoom. To RSVP for the Zoom event visit;


Unpacking the Exhibition Conversations are a lunch-time series of virtual and in-person discussions featuring professionals from a variety of backgrounds unpacking big ideas from in our Fall 2021 exhibition at the Haas Center for Performing Arts titled Honest & Unrefined: Art Outside the Academy . This RSVP is for the in-person event, if you'd like to RSVP for the virtual event visit

This Conversation is about art and healing. Join Jill Eggers and Sarah Bradley for a deep dive discussion about the intuitive and sometimes therapeutic nature of the creative process. We'll put the exhibition artwork into context and examine the idea that creating artwork can be a healing process in order to broaden our understanding of 'outsider art'.

Jill Eggers teaches painting and heads the painting program at GVSU. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University. She has been with GVSU since 2000, and previously was Associate Professor of Painting at Wichita State University. She also taught for several years in Chicago's inner city public schools, where she established several grant-supported art programs for disadvantaged and special needs youth. Her paintings and drawings explore, among other things, relationships between consciousness and physicality. Her work is exhibited nationally and is held in many private and public collections. She is currently working on and exhibiting a series of paintings based on dense forest landscapes in Michigan, many of which are influenced by places in the fiction and poetry of writer Jim Harrison.

Sarah Bradley is the Placement Coordinator with GVSU's Recreational Therapy Program. She holds a Masters of Education from University of Georgia in Physical Education and Exercise Science.

Space is limited. RSVP Required.

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