Julia Volonts :: When Words Are Not Enough: Art as a Therapeutic Tool for Community Engagement

Trešdien, 16. septembrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP telpās notiks pasākums “Kad ar vārdiem nepietiek: māksla kā terapeitisks rīks kopienas iesaistei” – tikšanās ar mākslas terapeiti Džūliju Volonts (Julia Volonts, ASV). Vakara gaitā norisināsies Džūlijas Volonts darbu prezentācija un saruna par mākslas terapiju, viņas pieredzi Rīgā un Latvijā, un to, kā māksla var kļūt par terapeitisku rīku kopienas iesaistīšanai un emancipācijai.

Pasākums notiks angļu valodā, ieeja – bez maksas.

On Wednesday, September 16, at 6.30 PM an event “When Words Are Not Enough: Art as a Therapeutic Tool for Community Engagement” – a meeting with art therapist Julia Volonts (USA) will take place at the ISSP. Drawing from her work in Latvia as an American art therapist, Julia will present her personal work and discuss the topic of art therapy, her experience in Riga, and how art can be used as a therapeutic tool for community engagement and empowerment.

The event will take place in English, free entrance.

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Džūlija Volonts ir sertificēta mākslas terapeite no Ņujorkas. Ieguvusi Maģistra grādu profesionālās mākslas terapijas studijās Ņujorkas Vizuālās mākslas skolā, viņai ir pieredze darbā gan izglītības, gan sabiedriskajā un privātajā sektorā. 2019. gadā Džūlija ieguva Fulbraita stipendiju, lai attīstītu pētniecību par posttraumatisku stresu saistītu ar starppaaudžu traumām Latvijā. Viņa lasa vieslekcijas Rīgas Stradiņa universitātē un vada mākslas terapijas nodarbības un grupas Resursu centrā sievietēm “Marta”. Džūlija ir bijusi Ņujorkas Mākslas terapijas biedrības valdē un piedalījusies vairākās mākslas terapijas izstādēs Ņujorkā. Pašlaik viņa strādā attālināti kā mākslas terapeits, attīsta jaunus projektus Latvijā un turpina veidot mākslā balstītas darbnīcas dažādām grupām.

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Julia Volonts is a Licensed and Board Certified Art Therapist from New York. She holds a Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy from the NY School of Visual Arts. Her clinical experience is within educational, community, and private practice settings. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2019 to conduct research on post-traumatic stress associated with trans-generational trauma in Latvia, where she now resides. She is also guest lecturing at Riga Stradins University and providing art therapy services at Centre for women's rights "Marta". Julia served on the board of the New York Art Therapy Association and collaborated on several art therapy exhibitions in New York. She currently works as a remote art therapist, is developing new projects in Latvia, and continues to present art-based workshops for different audiences.

ISSP 2009 Exhibition Opening in Riga

We are happy to announce that the ISSP 2009 results are about to be presented in Riga - the ISSP 2009 Exhibition opens on 3 December 2009, 18:30 at Goethe-Institute Riga! All the participants, family and friends of the International Summer School of Photography are invited!

ISSP 2009 exhibition in Riga

The date and time of the ISSP 2009 Vernissage in Riga is 3 December 2009, 18:30, at Goethe Institute !

The exhibition will feature a selection of most vivid works (5 per workshop), to be selected by ISSP teachers. We also very much hope to present the ISSP 2010 Catalogue!
Everyone is cordially invited!

In connection with the Opening we also present first ISSP workshop in Riga: Photoworks presentation: sequence, context & strategies or How To Get Your Work Out in Public by Kai Olaf Hesse from BerlinPhotoWorkshops. Two days, December 4-5, applications till November 20. More information coming soon!

ISSP Club evenings to start from September

We have launched a new activity - a series of ISSP club meetings in Riga! The club evenings will take place with an approximate regularity of every second week. In the programme: ISSP participants’ presentation of completed or ongoing projects, invited artists’ talks, and a special selection of photography-related movies. The main motivation is to keep up the contacts and networking among the ISSP participants.
All ISSP friends are welcome! Information on upcoming events - in your mailboxes, or at ISSP Facebook group.

Ps. Thanks to Jānis & Red Roofs Hotel for location support!

ISSP evening programme

ISSP 2009 is officially launched by now! :) The evening programme Sunday - Wednesday, as well as the Gala Event and the Opening of the Exhibition on Saturday 8 August is open for guests and visitors!

Izstāde Fotogrāfa dienasgrāmata

Jauna ISSP aktivitāte – izstāde Fotogrāfa dienasgrāmata

Rīgā, Andrejsalā, biedrības Orbīta telpās “Elektrocehs”, 12.jūlijā 18:00 tiks atklāta izstāde Fotogrāfa dienasgrāmata. Tajā tiks eksponēti jauno fotogrāfu, Starptautiskās fotogrāfijas vasaras skolas 2006 absolventu īpaši izstādei radītas foto - dienasgrāmatas.