Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Jane Bernhardt to Discuss Creativity Roots

Jane Smith Bernhardt will visit Chester College on Thursday, October 16 to discuss “Roots of My Creativity.” She will speak at 10:30 a.m. in the Wadleigh Library conference room. Her visit is part of the Psychology of Creativity course, and the public is welcome to attend.

Bernhardt’s idea is to change the world through art. To do so she has used paintings and performance to present the horrors of nuclear weapons through her Hibakusha Peace Project.
She is a third-generation portrait artist who has done commissions in charcoal and pastel on Boston's North Shore for the past twenty-three years. She has had numerous exhibits in this area, and taught portrait classes in charcoal and pastel, created and led workshops in art and drama for schools, delivered lectures on art and social change, and facilitated many retreats. Bernhardt is also a trained actress (a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan), who worked in stage and television in the New York area before moving to the East Coast.

For more information about Bernhardt, visit her website,

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