Offered Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Ellicottville on Elizabeth Street.

Contact Deb Packard at (716) 699-4003. 


Deb Packard and Jenn Karns are putting together plans to host a lecture series beginning Sept. 5 for 12 weeks, ending Dec. 5. At the center of the series is The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Both women are very familiar with this book and would like to open discussion to members of the community.

The book’s subtitle, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, could be an antidote to today’s cultural climate as it seeks an inner path to creativity, self-reflection and the spiritual way of living.  Cameron states in her introduction, “Art is a spiritual transaction.” Artists routinely practice a form of faith as they move toward a creative goal, which is often invisible to those around us. Art is an act of faith.

“No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity,” states Cameron.

A minimum number of people is required to host this series.

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