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Buffalo State's Eve Everette shares eclectic travels that create courage

STAFF REPORTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Eve Everette, '09, assistant director of Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project, will present “Travel to Find Vulnerability and Courage” on Thursday, October 25, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Upton Hall 230. Her presentation is the second in the 2018–2019 “Artists on the Road: Travel as Source of Inspiration” series.

Everette’s session will cover the lessons and creative epiphanies she has experienced in places such as the Canyonlands in Utah, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho, the genocide memorials in Rwanda, and a beach in Matala, Crete.

She will discuss how making space and time to exist in vulnerable situations makes one courageous, and that courage translates into artistic potential for the stage and the classroom. At the end of the session, she will ask participants to map out their own adventure of choice through Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” outline.

“I travel to discover new pathways for creativity and catharsis,” Everette said. “For me, traveling is the key to unlocking my potential and intentionally developing a new story that enhances my personal and artistic life. I rely on the opportunities traveling offers to endure new physical and emotional experiences, feel the absence of stimuli, and the eventual release of the adventure.”

The “Artists on the Road” series is co-sponsored by the Art and Design Department and the International and Exchange Programs Office. For more information, contact Carol Townsend, associate professor of design and coordinator of design foundations, at (716) 878-4986.

Photo: Spiral image painting by Innocent Nkurunziza at INEMA Art Center in Kigali. Credit: Liz Penepent.