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Community Conversation: Beauty and Love as Resistance

  • Kehler Liddell Gallery 873 Whalley Avenue New Haven, CT, 06515 United States (map)
 Image: "Shadow Siren," by Nina Chung

Image: "Shadow Siren," by Nina Chung

Enroue Halfkenny, LCSW, of Healing and Liberation Counseling, will facilitate a community conversation at Kehler Liddell Gallery during the 2nd annual juried exhibition: "How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?" (Shakespeare) Enroue will connect participants with the artworks to inspire and prompt conversations about the relevance of this question in their and our lives. How can we as communities and individuals stay connected to love, beauty, liberation, and freedom in times of suffering, rage, and despair? Is it possible to connect with these values and experiences even as our eyes are open to the unpleasant realities around us? What helps us to do so? What hinders us from doing so?

Enroue Halfkenny Enroue Halfkenny is a U.S. born, multiracial, black, cisgendered, heterosexual male of African, Irish, Swedish, Mi’kmaq and Cherokee descent. He is an Awo (priest of Ifa) within the traditional Yoruba religion from West Africa, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is an Artist and a Healing Justice Activist.  Through his consulting, healing and private psychotherapy practice, Healing and Liberation Counseling, he addresses emotional, mental, societal, physical and spiritual wellbeing issues for individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. 

This program is made possible with support from the City of New Haven Mayor's Community Arts Grants Program, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Earlier Event: May 12
Westville's Annual ArtWalk
Later Event: May 20
Let's Play! Stories, songs + art