RESUME

KENNETH JAMES     PO Box 401; Pasadena CA 91102     email: kencouldski@yahoo.com

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES

• Self Taught Art Therapy, many years of incorporating various styles of art and other (trade – secrets) forms of practice for therapy, 1999 to present

BSW, California State University Los Angeles: Social Work, June 15,2012

• Various individual Art Classes, Pasadena City Colleg: Basic Art Classes, 2008-2010 and 2012 – present

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Web Sites (selected URLs)

www.kennethjames.us

this is where i have put up some of my art styles, including the start of everyday poetry

Space Gallery for Independence Day – looking for the link to this one

Here, i was honored as the inspiration of an art show for the 4th of July – August.

My First Love Triumphant art show

At this show, I educated the audience about Trauma and related issues, and sharing some of what I have learned about art therapy

I have 16 ART GALLERIES with over 28,100 views, an international art gallery if you will. http://1-kenneth-james.artistwebsites.com/galleries.html

FIRST ART PUBLICATION  https://3kennethjames3.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/first-published-art-in-telacu-vub-fall-2010-newsletter/

Veterans Upward Bound helped in a substantial way to allow me to get back into education, since then I earned my Bachelors in Social Work, and my long term goal is a Ph.D. in Art Therapy.

 PUBLISHED in Mental health Newsletter http://www.mhsoac.ca.gov/MHSOAC_Publications/docs/Newsletters/Expressions_August2012_FINAL_Reduced.pdf

Video – poem – winter written with wonder waiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFfv5f69nGc

this is my first video I created myself with my poetry, art, and character of humor!

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

creating abstract Art & Poetry – self employed September, 1997 – Present

Teaching myself Art Therapy, including perfecting the infusing of art as expressions of remaining the positive entity that one is – while dealing with extreme trauma issues and related depression.

1999 – 2010

art shows – put on my own art shows called love triumphant which were day events at Pasadena City College (PCC), Performed installation “Resurrected Love Reclamation”: also shown several times in PCC art gallery & offices-(current), Space Gallery in South Pasadena, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Los Angeles City Hall, and currently at Swarthy’s in South Pasadena, Wellness Works – Glendale

2014

Mini Documentary

other documentaries have been done and i will share links when i get them.

8/29

had an art show at Wellness Works – Glendale

3 – pieces of art has been exhibited since the end of 2013 – they are still there

Tuesday through saturday 10 am – 4 pm U can call for an appointment if U wish to visit – don’t forget to make a donation if U can! (click on this information for address etc.) 

2015

8/29 – (second love triumphant show at this location) ART SHOW @ WELLNESS WORKS

3 – VENUE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT – through contacts Ron – and Antita of Art Works.

talked to the issues of COMPLEX PTSD & SEVERE DEPRESSIVE DISORDER as related to being a Marine and after service – combined with tools i use to navigate and mitigate the severity. the primary tool being art as my maintenance therapy – making me a habitual artist.

7 – pieces showed at Riverside Museum of Art – for 6 months – through contact Caryn Marsella – art teacher director and curator

 

2016

since 2013 to current

3 – pieces of art has been exhibited at WELLNESS WORKS – GLENDALE since the end of 2013 – they are still there

Tuesday through saturday 10 am – 4 pm U can call for an appointment if U wish to visit – don’t forget to make a donation if U can! (click on this information for address etc.) 

April & May

currently showing art at Art Works – in Riverside

RYOT – interviewed me for a documentary – i will put a link if they put it up!

Ramon Garcia created a documentary – webisode called #EscapingSkidRow

UPCOMING EVENT

“Eclectic Collective Love Collaboration” which will be held on 9/11

this is another installation of healing! of aesthetics, and the interactive participation of the community ! of society.

this will be held at Post 13 in Pasadena 

 

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