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Join us at these upcoming community events.

We can't wait to see you!

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PRIDE MONTH_

Looking for info on Pride 2024?. Get details for this year's Pride Events as well as highlights from past years.

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  Creating a self-portrait can be a daunting exercise for any artist. We are all incredibly critical of ourselves, and it can be difficult to allow ourselves to be open and vulnerable - both as artists and in our everyday lives.

  This workshop, geared toward high school, college, and adult amateur and professional artists, and led by visiting artist Rae Senarighi, centers radical self-love, compassionate meditation, and creative play.

  Participants will be provided a variety of materials and media to work with, as Rae guides the group through a series of practices intended to inspire creativity and self-compassion. You will start with a blank canvas, a mirror, and a reminder to show yourself love and compassion. By the end of the session, you will have a meaningful and unique self-portrait -- maybe an abstract interpretation of your face, maybe an attempt at a realistic representation of just your eyes, or your full body. It's your art, your choice, and your opportunity to explore as an artist and human being.

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  This exciting keynote discussion by visiting artist Rae Senarighi will address trans rights, gratitude, and daily art practices, with the aim of inspiring other artists and creators of all ages and abilities to be compassionate souls - to benefit both themselves and the world. Hear Rae's story -- as an artist, trans activist, and cancer survivor -- and be inspired to integrate creativity and self-love into your own life.

This event is great for all ages.

  This workshop will focus on helping participants turn a hardship or problem into an affirmation. Artist Rae Senarighi will demo creating a custom type-based poster. Participants will then create their own unique affirmation poster using a variety of provided materials.

  Open to artists and non-artists ages 8+, this family-friendly workshop will ignite your creativity and inspire you to feel more compassion toward yourself and others. Come ready to learn and create in a fun and relaxed environment.

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Art & Gratitude was made possible thanks to a generous grant from DuPage Foundation

-- JCS Arts, Health & Education Fund.

And thanks to longtime EPC community partners at Michael Symber Studios and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

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INCLUSION WORKSHOPS_

The EPC offers free Inclusion Workshops to local businesses and organizations twice a year on how to be a more inclusive and welcoming business and community space.

Sign our Inclusion Pledge to get on the list and join us for the next session on February 1, 2024!

We are also excited to announce a free workshop specifically geared toward medical practitioners and staff:

LGBTQ+ Health presentation featuring Dr. Mia Taormina

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 7 pm

Elmhurst Public Library

Register HERE!

Doctors, nurses, therapists, reception staff, admins -- this workshop is for you!

LGBTQ+ LOCAL SOCIALS_

Members of the LGBTQ+ community who live and/or work in Elmhurst get together to connect with new friends and support local businesses. Thank you to Elmhurst Brewing Company and Elmhurst Art Museum for hosting some of our Socials!

 

Email diane@elmhurstpridecollective.com to find out about upcoming gatherings. 

STAY INFORMED_

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