Seated Buddha (detail), AD 400–430.
  • Seated Buddha (detail), AD 400–430.
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Artist in the Atrium

Art and Healing

Save the date
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 12:00–3:00 p.m. 
Ames Family Atrium

Join photographer and artist Amber N. Ford and mindfulness teacher LaToya Kent for a series of drop-in activities and experiences about the therapeutic and restorative possibilities of art and meditation. Share your reflections on art and healing; explore objects from the CMA’s education art collection originally used for prayer, healing, and reflection; and learn the basics of meditation.  

Organized in conjunction with the FRONT International 2022 Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows


 

Amber N. Ford is an artist and freelance photographer based in Cleveland. She holds a BFA in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Ford is a 2022 MOCA Cleveland artist-in-residence exploring the duality of dying and healing. She is also the space activation curator at Thirdspace Action Lab (TSAL), a grassroots research, strategy, and design cooperative located in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland, where she participates in creating the vision, scope, and execution of TSAL creative programs, projects, and initiatives. 

LaToya Kent likes to call herself a guide, referring to her work as a birth and death doula, yoga and mindfulness teacher, singer-songwriter, independent Cleveland-based music label co-owner of Cleveland Tapes, and mother to one amazing son. She works with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as a mindfulness guide through the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Playhouse Theatre.

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and Sally and Larry Sears. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Pamela Mascio, and the Thompson Family Foundation.

FRONT exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are presented by Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig, with additional support from the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, Fleischner Family Charitable Foundation, the Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation, and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to partner with FRONT International. All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum (deceased) and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Carl and Lu Anne Morrison, Henry Ott-Hansen, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Resch, Anne H. Weil, and Claudia C. Woods and David A. Osage.