Creation and Creativity

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

6:30pm - 9:00pm

An interactive workshop with Paula Brody at Mayyim Hayyim.

"Together we will study the biblical story of the seven days of creation in the opening verses of Genesis, using the creation story to inspire our God given creativity. We will work individually and together to create collage. No previous art experience or supplies are necessary. Please bring old magazines and colorful papers or fabrics if you have them---National Geographic and travel brochures and magazines are particularly welcome, tissue paper and wrapping papers are also great. Bring an old shirt to wear and an open mind for a fun-filled creative evening!"

About Paula
Paula Brody began creating art over 10 years ago, inspired by the natural world, particularly by water and by gardening. Her pivotal role in the founding of Mayyim Hayyim also informed her work, including her piece, "Immersed." Paula, who lives in Jamaica Plain on Jamaica Pond, on Cape Cod, and in Naples, Florida, is surrounded by water year-round. Her "Reflections in Water" collages are an abstract interpretation of the ever-changing light reflected in the beauty of water. In addition, many of her paintings represent her love of gardening. When discussing her art, Paula says, "I arrange flowers on a canvas when it is too cold to be in my own garden."

Paula creates art through mixed media, including watercolors, inks, acrylics, pastels, fibers, and found objects, such as hand cut flowers and shells. Always vibrant in color, her paintings are not limited by any one style, and all of her work is characterized by a flow of energy and spontaneity. She holds a firm belief that everyone has artistic talents often hidden within them just waiting for expression.

Paula has had recent solo exhibitions in Naples Florida. Her artwork was selected for gallery exhibitions at the von Liebig art Center also in Naples, and is in the permanent collection of the Naples Community Hospital, Lutgert Cancer Center West and in many private collections. Her paintings are sold primarily through the Sweet Art Gallery in Naples, Florida.