OFJ members and their guests are invited to our annual meeting. The keynote speaker for this event will be Portland artist and author Ted Katz speaking on “Individuation and the Creative Process.” Friday, May 17, 7:00 to 9:30 pm, at the First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall, 1838 SW Jefferson, Portland. This is also an opportunity to meet the board, honor our volunteers, and find out about next fall’s speakers. Light refreshments will be served.
Through projected images of his paintings and excerpts from his short stories, Dr. Katz will elucidate the process of individuation as it unfolds through the interplay of creative effort and the unconscious. The Greek poet, Pindar, said, “Learn what you are and be such.” That challenge leads to a thorny and fascinating adventure.
Ted Katz studied painting at The Art Students’ League in New York, The Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, and Harvard University, from which he earned a doctorate. For ten years, he served as Chief of the Division of Education at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and has directed programs for numerous national arts organizations, including The National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities and The Smithsonian Institution. The paintings of Ted Katz are represented in university, museum, and private collections in the United States and have been widely exhibited in the U.S. and Europe. He has recently written two collections of short stories, The Studio Within and When the Rice Ripens, concerned with creativity and becoming.