How Do We Create Balance In Times of Anxiety

A Discussion with Ann Leda Shapiro and Special Guests

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Artist and acupuncturist Ann Leda Shapiro invites the community to participate in an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences on the topic of creating balance in times of anxiety. This two-part discussion will feature perspectives from artists, psychologists, political activists, environmentalists, tech professionals, and others.

Ann Leda Shapiro (American, b. 1947) grew up in New York City and in the 1960s migrated west to study at San Francisco Art Institute and UC Davis. During the 1970s, Shapiro taught criticism, the creative process, and the interrelationship of the arts at San Francisco State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. In the 1980s, Shapiro found herself first at the University of Arizona Tucson and later Austin, TX, where she taught painting and volunteered at an acupuncture clinic for people living with AIDS. As she became increasingly familiar with the theory of Chinese medicine she discovered it resonated deeply with the topics she broached in her paintings. She enrolled in acupuncture school, illustrated the history of Chinese medicine and became a board-certified acupuncturist in 1991. Shapiro lives and works on a small island in Puget Sound, painting about the body as landscape, publishing books on healing and the environment, and practicing acupuncture.

Ann Leda Shapiro. Trio, 2016. Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the artist.


Free tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and may be picked up at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium thirty minutes prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating, so please arrive early. As a special benefit, Frye members may reserve free tickets in advance to guarantee seating. To reserve, call 206 432 8289 or email at least two days prior to the event. Each member may reserve two tickets and may claim their tickets one hour prior to the start of the program.