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Write It Out: A Journaling Workshop, Ages 15+

What I Believe To Be More Real And True Than Mere Dreams And Coincidences, But Am Mostly Comfortable Keeping To Myself
What I believe to be more real and true than mere dreams and coincidences, but am mostly comfortable keeping to myself. 2015, One of six pieces from a group of journal entries, 2015.

Join artist and writer Rhonda Wheatley as she leads an exploration into the many ways journaling can positively impact your life. In this free two‐hour workshop we’ll discuss journaling as a means of processing life experiences, envisioning your future, working through self‐doubt, and more. And we’ll get practical with journaling strategies and formats along with prompts and exercises to jump‐start your writing.

For more than 20 years Rhonda has been helping people uncover their truths and write their personal stories, in addition to being an avid journaler since childhood. And today she journals to flesh out her art ideas, refers to old entries for creative inspiration, as well as exhibits journal entries alongside her healing power object sculptures and gives readings from her journals as part of her art practice.

This workshop, in conjunction with Wheatley's solo exhibition A Modern Day Shaman's Hybrid Devices, Power Objects, and Cure Books, is for people ages 15 and up.

About Rhonda Wheatley

Rhonda Wheatley is a Chicago based artist whose paintings, sculptures, and written works explore consciousness, language, the metaphysical, and personal transformation.

Wheatley has exhibited throughout Chicago, in solo shows at David Weinberg Gallery and FLATFILEgalleries and group shows at the Koehnline Museum of Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago Artists Coalition, and more. Wheatley’s work has also been exhibited at the Black Fine Art Show in New York City, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery in Detroit, and in art fairs and exhibitions in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Nashville. She’s been featured in publications from the Chicago Tribune and Timeout Chicago Magazine to the Detroit Free Press. In 2007 Wheatley was a Ragdale Foundation Chicago Connection Fellow, in 2008 she was a featured lecturer as part of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Artists Connect Series, and from 2003 to 2007 she was a Board Member of Woman Made Gallery.

Wheatley received an MA in Writing from DePaul University, Chicago and a BA in English Literature and African American Studies (Minor) from Loyola University of Chicago. She currently has a studio and is a teaching artist at Hyde Park Art Center.