Sacramento Chapter Meeting
Director: Servine Banks
Guest Speaker: Carol Mathew-Rogers, The Creative Edge: The Way of the Arts
Bio: Carol Mathew-Rogers is an artist, educator and writer. She is the new Executive Director of The Creative Edge, elected by the Board of Directors to lead this 27 year old non-profit into expanded territory. She holds a B.S. in Applied Behavioral Science with emphasis on psychology and sociology (UC Davis), and an M.A. in Arts & Consciousness, with emphasis on Transformative Arts (J.F. Kennedy University).
Ms. Mathew-Rogers is a skilled facilitator who has a unique sensitivity for encouraging personal growth in individuals. Her background in psychology and counseling reinforces her ability to intuitively identify and support each person’s creative exploration. Her own extensive personal growth examination lends authenticity to her work at supporting the growth of others. She creates an atmosphere where curiosity and mindfulness are encouraged, and actively promotes artistic play. Her firm belief in the equality and worth of all people, as well as her comfort with the wide range of human emotions means her programs are safe venues for authentic expression.
Her workshops employ a variety of simple art techniques that allow participants to discover their own intuitive creativity in a non-judgmental environment. Because she believes that everyone has the innate ability to visualize and influence their own growth and healing, her focus is on strengthening each person’s unique personal capacities, helping each artist to tap into their own inner wisdom. Important to her work is encouraging group conversations and sharing, creating close-knit communities of people exploring the common threads of their lives. Read more