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Past Event January 20, 2019 / 10:30am – 12:00pm
a yoga series
Atlanta Contemporary presents Movement Love, a yoga series presented by Maggie Benoit and collaborating audio and visual artists. Our featured Movement Love artist for this date is Nap Ministry.
Admission is $10
All money received will go to each collaborating artists. Visitors can purchase tickets on the day of the event at the welcome desk. Supporters receive $2 off admission with valid member ID.
Maggie Benoit’s objective is to produce enriching experiences that bolster the arts alongside entrepreneurial efforts in Atlanta. Her focus is to strengthen a community driven network, a conversation, a connection to resources and a place for beings to express constructively. This way the individual and community grow by staying curious, asking questions, creating solutions, as well as learning constructs of both personal and social space. The question arises, “how does one define the ability to connect the intimately personal to another tangibly?” Such an expression means finding love for self, love for another, love for something that holds meaning. Sharing said experience defines a landscape of varied media through intentional integration of work and life.
Tricia Hersey is a Chicago native living in Atlanta with over 20 years of experience collaborating with communities as a poet, performance artist, theater maker, theologian and community organizer. She is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organization that examines rest as a form of resistance and reparations by curating spaces for the community to rest via Collective Napping Experiences, immersive workshops and performance art installations. Her research interests include Black liberation theology, womanism, somatics, and cultural trauma. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Hersey has exhibited artworks, delivered talks, and created collective napping experiences with School of the Art Institute Chicago, MOCA Cleveland, United States Peace Corps, Google Global, MIT, Brown University, and many more. Her words and work have been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, PlayBoy, Afropunk, The Atlantic, Complex Magazine, Dutch Vogue, NPR All Things Considered, USA Today, Bon Appetit, and others.
You can follow The Nap Ministry on all social media platforms at @thenapministry and her website is triciahersey.com
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