Artist’s Reception with Martha Bird will be held at Social Hall
Artist’s Reception with Martha Bird
Martha Bird’s first love is basket weaving. In 1994, she enrolled in a basket class and fell in love with the materials and wove her way into activity and health, after a back injury. Her art-making has expanded over the years into a personal exploration that utilizes a variety of mediums. Her basket weaving, though, has brought her many new opportunities, including traveling to Ireland and exhibiting across the United States. “Finding Focus: Returning to a First Love” is an exhibit that features her work with willow from her travels and will be on display in the Social Hall at church from Aug. 15–Oct. 1, 2017. Martha is a long-time member of First Universalist Church.
You’re invited to an artist’s reception on Sunday, Oct.1, after both services for an opportunity to meet the artist and see more of her history in basketry. Stop by in the social hall to see a one-day-only visiting art basket about the medication taking experience—think basket, pill bottles, hog gut and a holistic approach to mental health. Come talk to the artist Martha Bird and learn how she uses art to express complex ideas of neuroplasticity, healing within community, and the importance of pursuing one’s passions.