Image shown: Into the Light by Corina Duyn

Michael Harding to launch Into the Light a unique book created by artist and writer Corina Duyn on Sunday 6 September at 3pm, at the Dechen Shying Care Centre, Dzogchen Beara, Allihies, West Cork. Into the Light is an artist book-in-a-wooden-box. Each loose sheet has a short reflection on life with chronic illness/disability, although its wisdoms are also applicable to many of life’s challenges. 

Fear, hope, acceptance, society’s attitudes, the power of creativity and moments of gratitude are all explored. Supported by quotes from a great variety of authors, each sheet is illustrated with Corina’s stunning nature photographs and her imaginative art. The reader becomes part of the project by deciding the sequence of the pages, to take one out, hang them up like prayer flags, or post them off to friends or family. The project has received much praise, and received funding from the Rehab Visual, Performing Arts Fund, and Waterford Arts Publishing Fund.

The first book launch in Dechen Shying Care Centre, Dzogchen Beara, Allihies, West Cork is with guest speaker and author Michael Harding. Michael is author of the multi award winning book Staring at Lakes, and his more recent publication Hanging with the Elephant.

Corina has stayed at the Dechen Shying Care Centre several times during the past year. She found it to be a place to rest, to rejuvenate, to talk, to learn, to mediate and to create Into the Light.

The second launch and art exhibition is at Lismore Library, 24 September, 7pm, with guest speaker Padraig Naughton from Arts and Disability Ireland. More details about this launch and exhibition in future posts.

All are welcome! Both Dechen Shying and Lismore Library are wheelchair accessible.



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