AE21 Seeing Beauty: A Contemplative Photography Awe Walk

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Sunday January 24

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3:00 PM  –  4:30 PM


Seeing Beauty: A Contemplative Photography Walk

ONSITE*  Sunday, March 21; 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Patrice

$25 Member | $35 Non-member

Limit: 8 participants


Let's enjoy a quiet, mindful stroll through the woods together. Strolling with an eye toward the wonders around you during an otherwise ordinary walk could have significant benefits for your mental health. An interesting new psychological study contends that people who take a fresh look at the objects, moments and vistas that surround them during brief “awe walks” feel more upbeat and hopeful. Bundle up, wear your mask and be awed along with documentary photography Susan Patrice who will help you look at the landscape through new and loving eyes. Participants will be sent meeting instructions for this small-group class stepping off at the Arboretum.

*Please adhere to all guidelines in the reminder email you will receive prior to the class. You should arrive wearing a face mask. Masks should be worn at all times out of consideration for all class participants. We ask that if participants need to remove their mask, they do so only where distancing of at least 6 feet from others is maintained. We ask that you try to keep a distance of at least 6' between others as much as possible.


Susan Patrice is a documentary photographer, community artist, and founder of Makers Circle. She recently launched the Six Feet Photography Project, a community project that encourages photographers to make and share images of their lived experiences of confinement and social distancing. Susan's own photography and public installations focus primarily on the Southern Landscape and its people and feature intimate images that touch deeply into the questions of place, gender, and belonging.


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