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The Curious Scroll Rough Cut Documentary and Conversation

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Sunday, January 20, 2019,
7pm - 8:45pm


Come learn how artist and psychotherapist Andrew Purchin facilitates calming conversation over stressful political conversations.

Watch the documentary, join the conversation, and come see the Curious Scroll project in process.

More About the Project

The Curious Scroll is 170 foot long. Purchin traveled with it to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 2016. People from all walks of life found their calm as they listened to a guided art-making meditation while drawing and painting on the scroll.

Personal stories and more are painted on top of the art of hundreds of people who found their calm on The Curious Scroll at some of the biggest 2016 political conventions.


“I explore art-making as an embodied spiritual practice and as a means of democratic participation.”

Andrew Purchin — Artist

The documentary includes people from all over Santa Cruz County making art and having conversations exploring questions like:

  • How will our ugly political discord become a thoughtful conversation?
  • What's beautiful? What's ugly?
  • How does something ugly in life or in the news become beautiful?
  • Would you be willing to share a strong political opinion that we might disagree on?

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