Associate Director, Rowe Schnure, Shifts Their Focus
Posted July 01, 2022 in News Articles
Author: Rowe Schnure
This Spring I made the decision to step back from my role as the Associate Director of The Well to shift my focus toward my weaving practice and offerings. It has been a bittersweet decision as I have been with The Well since 2019 when we merged Mindful Music, Mindful Poetry, True Body and City Silence together under this umbrella of The Well. It has been amazing to see the growth of our programs and organization over the past three years. I have had the pleasure of working with so many partners and collaborators to create offerings that nourish the human spirit and lift up a variety of creative voices.
I started weaving almost 10 years ago at Kent State University. In that almost decade, weaving has deepened beyond just making and into a spiritual practice for me. I am eager to see where it grows with this dedicated space and focus. Alongside my own practice, I am also growing my offerings to hold this deepening with what I call Contemplative Weaving, which pairs readings and writing prompts alongside the process of weaving to expand our understanding of life, patterns and relationships. This fall, if you are in the Cincinnati area, I am leading The Meandering Thread: A Contemplative Weaving Retreat at The Hive, providing a weekend to go into these concepts and processes. Additionally, I am co-facilitating Weaving: Frame to Cloth at Wave Pool with Scottie Bellissemo, where participants will make their own looms in the woodshop and then learn to weave with that loom.
I definitely won’t be a stranger to The Well as I move into more of a role of artist collaborator and facilitator and I look forward to connecting with you in new ways.