There are so many cross overs between Quaker practices and artistic practices. In this MIDWEEK, we will explore how concepts like opening, letting in the light, seasoning, sense of the meeting, and seeking Truth, can be used to create art. You will be invited to join in and practice creative image making that values the creative light in all, leaving with valuable new practices for your own creative journey.
Todd Drake is a New York City based visual artist who focuses on human rights and environmental issues. A Quaker, Drake co-manages the Penington Friends House with his wife, Robin Drake. He is originally from North Carolina, where he was a Rockefeller Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill. Drake co-authored a book on undocumented Immigration during that fellowship that was used in colleges across the American South. Drake and his wife moved to New York City in 2015 to pursue his art practice and be near family. Drake is an experienced art educator having taught at colleges including NCA&T, and Guilford College. His exhibitions have toured nationally and internationally.