The only place where your dream become impossible is in your own thinking – Robert H Schuller

Survivor Knights

Recently you may have seen me tagged in posts such as this one:

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And thought to yourself, “What is Survivor Knights?”

Survivor Knights is a community on Facebook started by Brian Cardoza, a local artist, who decided to build a community of survivors around the love of art.

“Survivor Art is about fostering a sense of community amongst survivors of any abuse or medical condition. Only together can we survive. Your darkest moments may be the light to another.” – Brian Cardoza

Being an adult child of alcoholics myself, I couldn’t help but offer my help when Brian first approached me. He said, “I would like to put on a local art show to showcase survivor art. I want the art to speak to other survivors and help foster a sense of community. I don’t want anyone to ever feel alone.”

Powerful stuff right?!?

Katherine Adolph and The City Laundry

Located at 901 Pollock Street, The City Laundry is Eastern North Carolina’s newest music, art and conversation hangout. Although the doors to the coffee house do not officially open to the public until June 1, 2016 this New Bern arts and cultural center has been hosting a breadth of events that you have been missing out on.

Just recently I attended PechaKucha and my husband and I had a blast! PechaKucha night, now in over 800 cities, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

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The City Laundry is comprised of five  basic elements:

1) Artist Studios (Learn More)

2) The City Laundry Gallery, Workshop/Seminar 

3) The City Laundry Coffee House (Opening June 1st) 

4) The City Laundry Café (Projected 2016 Opening)

5) The City Laundry Back Door Stage Events / Performance Venue –Music & Literary ( In Process)

“Develop a place focused on building the greater community through the arts,” said Katherine Adolph when I asked her about her vision for The City Laundry. Its her and her husband, Peter’s, belief that “The development of a more prosperous community will be an organic consequence of the development of a vibrant arts community.”

Survivor Knights Art Show @ The City Laundry

Art Show Cover.pngSo, when Brian Cardoza approached Katherine and her husband about doing an art show showcasing survivor art, they were intrigued and excited. They loved the Facebook community name, “Survivor Knights.”

“Using the metaphor of “Survivor Knight” one can sense the strength of the armor of Knights of olde having survived life threatening battles with a strong outer protection.” – Katherine & Peter Adolph

So join us June 25, 2016 at 12:00 for the first ever Survivor Knights Art Show hosted by The City Laundry. The event is open to the public.                             

“We look forward to seeing creations displayed at The City Laundry by Survivor Knights!” – Kathrine Adolph

**If you would like to showcase your art, I invite you to contact me. All artists who use art to garner strength and resolve are encouraged to bring art and display it.**