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A New Collab for Conjuring A Vision


Art Lives Studio (@artlives.studio) and Dunia Vida (@dunia.vida) have joined creative forces to present a special adaptation of Conjuring A Vision, a four week intensive art workshop centered on uncovering the stories we hold within and our innate power to express them. Integrating genealogical research into visual art making, musician/mixed media artist Nadïne LaFond and storyteller/community curator Keiana Ellen are collaborating to share with BIPOC communities an opportunity to reclaim personal and cultural stories as a healing and empowering self-care practice as well as to create heirlooms in honor of family.

image source: duniavidawellness.com


In the Fall 2020, when the first installment of 'Studio Update' was posted, I shared the importance of reclaiming our stories in response to false narratives about communities of color. Then in January of 2021, I officially announced this year's Studio EDU offerings in which I highlighted two special workshops that would focus on this issue, one of which is Conjuring A Vision. Finally, in February of 2021, I reached out to and was blessed to connect with Keiana Ellen of Dunia Vida, who's very essence is dedicated to serving community. The only thing greater than her determination is her heart.

Once we began our conversation, we knew immediately that we are aligned in purpose and felt blessed for the opportunity to use our skills and resources in service. Yet we had no idea how deep it would go until we started talking about what service meant to us and our vision of positive impact. So we began the work of building together, planning our launch for the Spring of 2021 and here we are.

It's with excitement that we share this teaching and look forward to what we'll all create together.

In Gratitude,



Saturdays May 8 - 29, 2021 @ 2 - 4PM (Full Intensive Course)

Learn more about this course and confirm your spot early. Can't wait to welcome you ♥

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