Restart with Art

Sunday, September 25, 2022 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Restart with Art: Explore your Spiritual Identity through Writing, Sketching & Photography

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 from 1-4:30 p.m. for an Afternoon of Creativity…Connection…Community
(No previous art or writing experience necessary!)

Workshops and presenters include:

  • Connect with your spiritual self – Jennifer Revill, The Mobile Mystic 
  • Write your way into new insights – Barb Bodengraven, Sacred Shed Workshops
  • Sketch the ‘extraordinary in the ordinary’ – Barb Bodengraven, Sacred Shed Workshops
  • Reframe daily life through photography – Beth Reiter Blanchard, Photographer

Cost: Nominal fee of $25 per person 
[Please Note: Workshop Facilitators requested this discounted admission fee in hopes of building up a vibrant continuing ‘Beloved Community’ of artists dedicated to spiritual inquiry & exploration.] 

Sponsored in part by the Middleton Cultural Council

About the leader(s)

Barbara Bodengraven

Retreat Creator & Facilitator Barbara R. Bodengraven holds a Master of Theological Studies from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and a certificate in Youth & Young Adult Ministry from the Boston Theological Institute. Her passion is in helping people develop a deeper appreciation of their rich - yet too often ignored or dismissed - spiritual identity. She is the author of the spiritual memoir, The Sacred Shed on the Edge of the Ravine.

Beth Reiter Blanchard

Beth Reiter Blanchard, who has always lived by the motto ‘take another look,’ began taking snapshots at the age of eight. She waited thirty years before beginning to study the craft of photography. Her images are mostly collected from around her neighborhood, nearby towns and cities, and local natural areas. For her, they are natural, scenic portraits that enrich her connections with her everyday surroundings. 

Jennifer Revill

Jennifer Revill is owner and principal of The Mobile Mystic, a consultancy whose mission is to create opportunities for dialogue and engagement around personal spirituality in the contemporary world. After a long career in public administration, she earned a Master of Arts in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction from Merrimack College, and has developed a curriculum centered on the spirituality of work for Merrimack's graduate spirituality program. Jennifer has a long affiliation with the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers as a congregational facilitator and small group ministry leader. She also has a one-on-one spiritual companioning practice.