BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania presents Meredith Grimsley, professor of Art History, for the Institute for Culture and Society’s BU Explores Human Potential Symposium. Her lecture titled, “Trauma, Legacy, Biology, and the Path to Healing.” It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 218.
Grimsley is a professor and artist whose work focuses on mental health, family history, personal trauma, and the implications of inherited trauma through epigenetics. Epigenetics is the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.
Grimsley’s artwork and research correlate to the nature of dysfunctional family legacies through both personal experiences and the discoveries related by epigenetics. She also discusses the psychological impact of patterns of behavior that each generation inherits.
Grimsley graduated with a master’s degree in fine arts in 2002 from the University of Georgia. Her work, including wearable art, installation, performance, two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms, has been shown in numerous national and international venues in solo and group exhibitions. Her work illustrates the impact of our history, the endurance of human spirit, and the gift of healing from trauma.
For more information on Meredith Grimsley, visit her website at www.meredithregrimsley.com.