Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct. 18: Lynn Rossy | Nikos Karabetsos

Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, for nonfiction by Lynn Rossy and art by Nikos Karabetsos.


Nikos Karabetsos is a candidate in the MFA program at the University of Missouri. He holds a master's degree in studio arts from Marshall University, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Michigan. His work has been shown in places such as Ireland, Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland. Karabetsos has partnered with the Hotei Gallery in Chicago. He has worked as an artist for Tommy Bahama clothing company, an illustrator for the children’s book Joha’s story, and an instructor in drawing and art appreciation. His current multimedia project utilizes practices in fibers, printmaking and painting. Weathering handmade paper causes the object to undergo a manner of materialization and de-materialization. Using this concept as primary subject matter, he creates multiple versions of the same thing. His presentation discusses his current project and place in reference to art history.


Dr. Lynn Rossy recently became the director of integrated wellness at Veterans United after spending many years as the health psychologist for the University of Missouri wellness program for faculty and staff. She specializes in teaching, researching and writing about mindfulness-based interventions for stress, weight management and wellness. The successful concepts in her empirically validated mindful eating program have been translated into her book The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution.  She is passionate about helping people have a healthier relationship with their food and their bodies while creating lives filled with joy and meaning.