“Encounters with the Hidden Voice”
Wednesday, March 30, 5 – 9 p.m.
Robbin Gallery, 4915 – 42nd Avenue North, Robbinsdale
Lisa Lounsbury, who graduated from MCTC with an A.A. in Liberal Arts in 2010, will be showing her work at the Robbin Gallery this month.
Losing her job in 2008 was the pivotal event that allowed her to claim her life long passion for art, coupled with her strong desire to give back to community. As head of her household and 26 years out of college, acquiring a degree over seeking work was a hard decision, said Lounsbury, but one that she was certain of and committed to see through.
Lounsbury’s gallery show will serve as her capstone project toward an Individualized Bachelor’s Degree in Healing through the Arts at First College, planned for this summer.
An Atelier-trained painter, Lounsbury has experience in sculpture, book arts, mask and puppet making, and theater. Her work has been featured in various media, and she even has one of her pieces in Prince’s movie, “Graffiti Bridge.” She has traveled the country doing scenic painting and led a puppet ministry on a mission trip to Ecuador.
She has been using her gifts to facilitate art programs for residents in drug and alcohol treatment centers, centers for troubled youth, programs for teen moms and others who are on a spiritual journey.
While at MCTC, Lounsbury was a peer mentor and worked in the Scene Shop for the Theatre Arts department. Her art was featured in the Spring Art Festival during both of her years at MCTC and she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She was honored to be one of the speakers at the annual Scholarship Breakfast. “My experience at MCTC was very valuable to me personally and professionally,” Lounsbury says.
During the Fall of 2008, she organized “Make Your Mark” during finals week in MCTC’s cafeteria. People were encouraged to put down their mark on a 4′x4′ canvas, even if it was just their name. “It was a way to unite the diversity into one canvas, one community to speak about our experience at MCTC,” says Lounsbury.
Following graduation, Lounsbury intends to study Art Therapy at the Adler Graduate School.