Artivism: Art To The People: How to Help Our Communities Heal Through Creative Wellness Practices, with Zoë Lintzeris

This talk explores how one artist returned to her hometown and created the city’s first Arts in Health workshop experience, assessing how mindfulness and art work together to help individuals express their emotions healthfully and to rebuild stronger communities, particularly in COVID-19.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Zoë Lintzeris is a visual artist working in painting and photography. Founded on her previous work in journalism, her artwork explores the human condition and the emotional psyche through a minimalist lens. Her pieces reside in private collections throughout North America and Europe and have been exhibited in installations at galleries and creative spaces including 222 Bowery, Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery, Maryland Art Place, and Point Green Studios. From 2017-2019 in New York City, she held three solo shows highlighting her conceptual-documentary photo work and marked her first solo show in Baltimore in 2022. Since 2018, Zoë teaches Arts in Health practices in personal sessions and workshops, and regularly speaks on the intersection of the arts and well-being. She holds a graduate certificate in Arts in Health and works with the International Arts + Mind Lab: Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at Johns Hopkins University School for Medicine. She is developing the world’s first Arts in Health residency and retreat space in Greece and looks forward to helping artists and creatives from all over the world.

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The vision of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is to generate a movement with committed social artivists in response to historic global unrest. Artivism aims to generate community through multi-disciplinary teamwork for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence, however you define these terms. The goal of this initiative is to nurture confidence in taking continuous action from wherever you are by means of reciprocity.

Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation, grew out of Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning From Maxine Greene, (Dio Press, 2019), edited by Teachers College alumni Courtney Weida and Carolina Cambronero-Varela, and Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, of Adelphi University. “The concept for this book is inspired by the late Maxine Greene (2000), who described her enduring philosophical focus and legacy of social imagination as “the capacity to invent visions of what should be and what might be in our deficient society, on the streets where we live, in our schools” (p. 5). The purpose of this volume is to examine and illuminate the roles of community organizers and educators who are changing lives through public art and community arts projects. This research originally emerged from a well-attended 2018 conference presentation and exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, engaging with the local and international community of arts education and arts administration.”

— Publisher’s Description

 Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation is jointly sponsored by Adelphi University, Sing for Hope, and the Gottesman Libraries.


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Mar 20 2023


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


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Teachers College, Columbia University
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