We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Read more…

Joy and the Good Life: A Community Arts Installation — Opening Reception

Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center
Event organized by Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center

Get Directions

#var:page_name# cover

Join us for the opening reception of our latest exhibit!

What is joy? How do we experience joy? What are sources of joy? What does joy have to do with the "good life"? How can we communicate what we understand to be the "good life"?

This evolving, multimodal arts installation explores individual and communal understandings of joy and the good life. Beginning with various ways to express joy, we move to examine the possibilities of relating joy to the good life, and conclude with multiple perspectives on communicating the good life. We invite community members and the public to join us in this personal and corporate experience, helping to build a more nuanced understanding of the topic while providing space to appreciate, observe, and respond to others.

At the opening reception, you will be invited to participate in an abstract art workshop. We will learn how to use color, line, and shape to convey the affective experience of joy. The resulting watercolor paintings will be displayed on one wall of the gallery, to which subsequent visitors can add their own abstract artworks on this theme.

All are welcome, RSVP today so we know to prepare enough food!


Other dates to note:

Family and Community Workshop: Communicating the Good Life
April 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Community Conversation: Relating Joy and the Good Life
April 24, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Closing Conversation: What is Joy and the Good Life?
April 26, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Public Viewing Hours
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday (April 14) 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Thanks for the support of Joy and the Good Life Project, Yale Center for Faith and Culture.

Artwork by Adrian Hashimi