Aug 22nd 2019

EAP! : /ip/ (Experiential Arts Project)

Join us for a workshop series led by artist in residence, Justin Nalley. EAP! will run alongside Nalley’s solo exhibition, opening August 4th and closing September 8th (see separate event for details).

The group art making sessions employ and individual process of writing, intention, making and sharing as tools to gain personal insight and clarity. These intuitive art making workshops are PROCESS BASED; process and discovery are valued over product and everyone is welcome.

Please SIGN UP for as many sessions as you would like to attend!
(10 person max per session)
Materials and light refreshments will be provided.


August 11 – Sunday, 3 pm – 5 pm
August 15 – Thursday, 6 pm – 8 pm
August 18 – Sunday, 3 pm – 5 pm
August 22 – Thursday, 6 pm – 8 pm
August 25 – Sunday, 3 pm – 5 pm
August 29 – Thursday, 6 pm – 8 pm


EAP! is a healing arts practice, think of it as group art meditation and sharing. This process is recommended for any person seeking a catalyst to access their inner resources and deepen creativity. EAP! is based off the Open Studio Projects 5 step method, in which, Nalley is a certified facilitator.


Justin T. Nalley is an over sensitive, sober alcoholic, hypochondriac artist and poet working in the field of humanistic confessionalism. With an interest in human struggle and sentiment, his whimsical, often self-deprecating works explore the tribulations of one seeking 21st century self-actualization. Inspired by his desire for and aversion to health, Nalley’s work (often autobiographical) examines human thought, feeling and action; specifically, around topics such as addiction, love, food, hope, fear, shame and identity. Nalley works primarily through poetry, drawing, book making, installation and ephemera. Public poetry readings act as a gesture of vulnerability, a mission born from his belief in art making as therapy and communication. Through this process, Nalley simultaneously seeks to empower and become empowered. As an educator, he expands on these missions by integrating healing art practices into his teaching. Justin holds a BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and currently teaches ArtShop, a teen program at Hyde Park Art Center. He is an Adult Education Instructor of Photography at SAIC, where he also audits courses with a desire to strengthen both his personal practice and pedagogy.

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