Artistic Alchemy Oasis Retreats
A2O Healing Arts Retreat will create space for participants to collaborate with like minds locally and internationally to stimulate creativity and professional opportunities. It will feature holistic healing practices, multidisciplinary collaborations, and multicultural experiences, where art is the key component to A2O’s approach to healing. This retreat is to give creatives a place to recharge, reflect, and collaborate with other artists from around the world.
B/ue Robin, the Artist of Love, creates an experience that stimulates the emotional and spiritual core. He integrates a variety of art forms including painting, digital art, photography, sculpture, dance, and music, to provoke as many senses as possible. B/ue's work explores various forms of love from a male perspective - marginalized in a space where emotions aren’t shared or embraced. B/ue brings his unique perspective and love for art in the dark by shedding light on nuanced perspectives through creative art workshops, music inspired process, and glow techniques.
Art Therapist ( ATR-BC, LPC)
Lindsey D. Vance has been providing healing through arts for as long as she can remember. She honed her expertise by gaining a masters degree in Art Therapy with an emphasis in trauma counseling. With many years of working with various populations, including emerging and experienced artists alike, she shares her love for the creative process and her passion for healing through cultural learning. As a therapist, she brings inspirational and healing art experientials, mindfulness and grounding techniques, and a trauma-informed perspective to address the art process.
The Host Artist
Joseph “Eddy” Pierre is an International Haitian artist born in Port-au-Prince. He studied at ENARTS and Student League for the Arts in Manhattan, NY. As a multidisciplinary artist he is constantly studying and experimenting with different mediums, never limiting himself to a specific form of art. He creates unique collections, where he varies his style accordingly. Eddy will serve as the host guide sharing his personal space which is a paradise within a paradise that nurtures an atmosphere of creativity. In addition he will guide us through Haiti’s rich arts and culture scene.