Louisville Therapist and Artist Megan Bayles Bartley Participates in 1619 Flux: Art + Activism Exhibition Opening This Weekend

March 22, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Louisville, KY March 21, 2018. Megan Bayles Bartley, a top-rated Louisville marriage and family counselor, is participating in the 1619 Flux: Art + Activism art show this weekend. Two of Megan's paintings were selected to be featured in the show titled: "It's Your World: Art About The Future Of Community."

This family-friendly exhibition, which takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 1619 W Main Street in Louisville, KY 40203, is part of a wider effort to support a thriving, diverse and supportive community in West Louisville. Along with eclectic art and interesting conversation, the event also includes drinks and appetizers, with wine provided by Old 502 Winery.

While Megan's career is primarily focused on her work as licensed therapist and founder of the Louisville Mindfulness Center, Megan has a long time interest in art and her pieces can be found in many areas of her life including her home and office space. She was inspired to participate in this show because of her interest in creative ways to build and nourish community through the use of both art and activism. Explaining her interest in participating in this event, Megan explains: "I am really inspired by the collaborative and creative approach 1619 Flux is using to bring people together. My art is often focused on themes of transformation, unity and peace, and I am really excited to be a part of a larger community concerned about similar issues."

The paintings Megan submitted to the show will be for sale during the event and Megan will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Louisville Coalition for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women).

Along with Megan, many other local artists are featured in this Art + Activism opening including: Andrea Alonso, Melissa Brock, Gregory Chaney, Danielle Gibson, Kelly McCarthy, Ewa Perz, Judith Tingley and Kevin Warth, to name a few. For more information about this event, email: aboutinfo@1619flux.org or call 502-996-7661.

1619 Flux is led by founding director Kara Nichols and artistic director Jesse Levesque with the mission to "unify diverse people through creative expression as a catalyst for social change." Most recently this effort has included finding creative ways to promote important community discussions. For example, through the group's Connecting Conversations series, community members have enjoyed a safe space for people to discuss complex and heartfelt topics like the revitalization of neighborhoods. For additional information or to sign up for an event, see: https://www.1619flux.org/.

Self-described as an open-minded, supportive, direct, and balanced therapist, Megan enjoys incorporating mindfulness practices and meditation into her therapeutic practice. Raised in Seattle WA, Megan graduated with a B.A. from the University of Washington, and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy.

She offers therapeutic services in Austin, TX and in Louisville, KY focusing on marriage and couples counseling, successfully ending relationships, navigating change, and dealing with anger and grief. She also offers a variety of training programs to larger groups including mindfulness and meditation. When she is not busy working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. For additional information about Megan, visit her website: www.MeganBaylesBartley.com

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