What if art can be such a tool? What if art can give us a voice to the unheard or a venue for the underdog? Or further, what if art can right wrongs or heal rifts when nothing else works?
Join University of the Fraser Valley professor Shelley Stefan for a Peace Cafe held on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at Kootenay Studio Arts in Nelson.
Shelley Stefan was born in the US in 1974 near Chicago, Illinois. She studied fine arts at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and received her BFA degree in Painting and Drawing in 1996. In 2006, Shelley received her MFA degree in Studio Art from Maine College of Art (MECA) in Portland, Maine, and then was appointed to a teaching position at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada. Shelley has taught at UFV in the Visual Arts Department for over 10 years and is Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing and Department Head of Visual Arts. Shelley Stefan has lectured and exhibited her work in Canada, the United States, Italy, and China.
Cost is by donation.
In the name of peace and shaping our futures through conversations that matter, the Peace Café is an ongoing initiative that provides an opportunity for individuals to produce community based solutions for global challenges and encourages "reconciliation and connection" through open dialogue.