This week, South Central PaARTners at Millersville University (MU) and LSJ Studios hosted Lancaster artist and LSJ Studios owner Loryn Spangler-Jones for “Shift Happens,” an interactive training seminar at MU’s Ware Center. The program on Oct. 7 was free for artists and non-profit organizations.
This hands-on seminar allowed participants to learn about the art of creative collaboration, conflict resolution and problem solving. Attendees learned about the application of creativity in their everyday lives, allowing them to develop and redefine confidence in their own ingenuity.
Loryn Spangler-Jones is an award-winning and internationally recognized mixed media artist and is the founder of LSJ Studios in downtown Lancaster, PA. Spangler-Jones exhibits her art locally and has been leading workshops focusing on cultivating human connectivity and creative collaboration through art since 2012. She is a self-taught artist who focuses on spontaneous and visceral paintings.
The seminar was sponsored by South Centeral PaARTners, the regional chapter for the Pennsylvania Council on the Art’s Arts-in-Education program. This program’s mission is to improve the education, well-being and outcomes for children and adults by providing outstanding arts in education programming to K-12 schools, senior centers and other non-profits. The organization’s work includes arts-in-education advocacy, training and educational opportunities for artist and teachers, community outreach for graduate and undergraduate students at MU.
MU has been the host organization for South Central PaARTners for over 25 years, which is funded by a renewable three-year grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. South Central PaARTners provides MU students with opportunities to serve as assistants to teaching artist in Lancaster schools and offers trainings and educational programs.