Inspired by Marija - Artists and Performers Roundtable

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In this session, six artists explore the influence of Gimbutas' research and discoveries on their creative work as visual artists, writers, choreographers, authors, songwriters and musicians.

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Simone Clunie

Simone is an artist and independent scholar with research interests in feminism, the visual arts, goddess scholarship and popular culture.

Krista Holland

Krista Holland, a multifaceted teacher, frame drummer, and independent researcher, is the founder of the Sacred Drumming Academy, where she shares her in-depth training and studies of the frame drum. Krista learned the art of frame drumming along with ritual, myth, and ancient feminine drum history while apprenticing under the tutelage of Layne Redmond, author of When the Drummers Were Women, for 14 years until Layne’s passing. Krista has devoted more than 25 years to research and practice of the frame drum and its incredible cross-cultural history — and has 15 years of experience teaching the frame drum to others and leading sacred drumming circles and ceremonies.

Dr. Mary Mackey

Mary Mackey is Professor Emeritus and Former Writer in Residence at California State University, Sacramento. Her published works include The Village of Bones, which won a CIIS Women’s Spirituality Book Award; The Year the Horses Came; and A Grand Passion, which made The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle best seller lists.