Artist & psychotherapist discuss “creativity and madness”

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Elk River Arts & Lectures presents expressionist painter Jacqueline Rieder Hud and archetypal psychotherapist Timothy J. Tate to discuss Laundry for Strangers, a book of Hud’s art and writings with prologue by Tate, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, at Elk River Books.

The book of vivid, expressionistic paintings of horses, wolves and other symbolic images grew out of therapy sessions between Hud and Tate, following Hud’s mental breakdown, that delved heavily into Jungian archetypes. Throughout the book, Hud’s writings complement the paintings, with text often integrated directly into the art. Their talk will explore the link between “creativity and madness.”

Of Hud’s work, Elmar Biebl of the Hollywood Foreign Press, writes, “The maturity she has reached as an expressionist painter is a triumph. Hers is a lonely pursuit, requiring courage, but this multi-layered way of being is a cathartic, healing process.”

Tate, also an author and educator, is the former headmaster of Bozeman’s Headwaters Academy. He recently gave a four-lecture series at the Bozeman Public Library called, “Now is the Time.” An avid scholar of philosophy and consciousness, Tate says “the capacity to live in the moment is the current evolutionary step necessary for individuals and society to take.”

During their visit, Hud and Tate will also work in the classroom with Park High students. The events are co-sponsored by the Murray Hotel.

The free, public event will take place upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N Main St., in Livingston. Elk River Arts & Lectures is a non-profit organization that seeks to bring writers to Livingston for free public readings, and also to provide opportunities for those writers to interact with local public school students. For more information, call 333-2330 or visit elkriverarts.org.

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