Join us for an interactive workshop on healing our grief through art, hosted by Marianna Jamadi of Oh Good Grief, and artist Luis Zavala Tapia, via Zoom.
In this workshop participants will create a self-portrait, using a silhouette by Luis Zavala Tapia. Participants are encouraged to create inside or outside the silhouettes—whatever comes to mind—with the intention of transposing grief onto paper from within. This workshop offers a way of honoring our grief, and perhaps finding release.
Oh Good Grief is an online platform and community that aims to change the dialogue around grief and death. With a focus on healing practices and rituals, Oh Good Grief hosts workshops with artists, creatives, and wellness practitioners as an offering to those who desire to digest, express, and release their grief in a community setting.
Marianna Jamadi founded Oh Good Grief in the summer of 2020 as a response to her personal story of loss. After the passing of her parents in 2017 and 2018, she found herself in the throes of grief and in search of community and healing. As a travel photographer, she’s witnessed many cultures approach death and grief in meaningful ways and felt an absence of such an approach in the Western world. She believes in the healing power of creativity and rituals and therefore launched Oh Good Grief with these practices in mind.
Luis Zavala Tapia is a Mexican-born artist based in Long Beach. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2007) and a BFA in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004). Zavala’s art practice centers on the importance of being seen as our own selves in a world where many feel unseen or misrepresented. Zavala’s paintings, murals, sculptures, and videos, explore healing and attaining self-autonomy.
Complimentary activity kits for this workshop provided by Compound are available to guests who register by 5PM Wednesday, 5/12/2021.