Joy and Comfort Art

Joy and Comfort ArtEvery life has times of trasition, just like the seasons. It is natural. During these times we may be in need of healing support. Counseling through arts (art therapy) can be a buoyant bridge to new spaces we are building. Breath, mindfulness, contemplative practices, prayer, and visuals can help create a compassionate healing presence.

Awareness of our own personal values and how we are aligned to our true nature is very important in the care of our well-being. Through listening, self-compassion and developing a contemplative practice we can become more aligned in our life in a healthy manner. Different forms of art and artisitic expression can help us be open to expressing our soul and spirit.

The Center will be offering several mini-retreats this summer for those who wish to share and experience contemplative art journaling. Also, throughout the year we will offer various art journaling/collages gatherings with the goal of self discovery and expression for teenage girls.

More special offerings can be created to fit the needs of groups, churches, or agencies.

Welcoming Rev. Virginia (Ginny) McGuire! Ginny is our latest addition to the counseling team. She has many years (18+) of pastoral counseling as well as religious/spiritual mentoring experience.

She has a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health in Counseling and she is licensed as LPCA.

Ginny is also a published writer and artist. In her years of working with individuals and groups, she has discovered that art can be fun and also a healing practice that helps integrate the heart (the feeling self), mind (the thinking self), body and soul (our connection to divine).

Upcoming Events: Joy and Comfort Art with Virginia McGuire and the Art Guild

Saturday June 22, 2019: 10:00am-3:00pm
Nature and Light & Fun Retreat Day: Art Journaling and Natures Light Collage Cards
At The Mary and Martha Center, bring a bag lunch

Saturday, July 20, 2019: 10:00am-3:00pm
Nature and Light & Fun Retreat Day: Art Journaling and Natures Light Collage Cards
At The Mary and Martha Center, bring a bag lunch

Saturday, August 24, 2019: 8:00pm – 12:00pm
Faith Health Ministry: Blood Pressure
At The Farmer’s Market (100 Railroad St. Albemarle)

Saturday, August 24, 2019: 10:00am-12:00pm
Nurturing Fresh Beginnings: Shaving Cream and Henna Tattoos
At the Art Guild (330 N. Second St. Albemarle)

Saturday, October 20, 2019: 10:00am-12:00pm
Autumn Zentangle
At the Art Guild (330 N. Second St. Albemarle)

Saturday, November 25, 2019: 10:00am-2:00pm
Love, Light, and Centering Towards the Season of Comfort and Joy Fun Mini-Retreat: Art Journaling and Christmas Card Making
At The Mary and Martha Center, bring a bag lunch

Contact Us

704-983-7785

243 North Second Street
Albemarle, NC 28001

maryandmarthacenter2015@gmail.com