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CreativeMornings Columbus: Surreal

January 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am


Happy New Year, Creatives! Thank you for rocking with us in 2018 and we’re excited to hit the ground running for 2019!

With that being said, join us on January 18th as filmmaker and visual artist Celia C. Peters, takes the CreativeMornings Columbus stage!

We can’t wait to see you there!

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FREE tickets for the breakfast lecture will be released on Monday, January 14th and can be reserved by following this link >>>https://creativemornings.com/talks/celia-c-peters



When you look at the artwork of Frida Kahlo or Salvador Dalí, there’s an element of surprise. Why does it feel familiar yet also otherworldly?

Surrealists sought to break free from the shackles of the rational mind and dive into the deep end of the unconscious. The canvas, then, became a mirror for what emerged out of that process. This movement was inspired by events in the 1920s on the heels of the first world war and continues to influence artists, writers, photographers, and filmmakers. This cultural and artistic movement ushered in new techniques that helped humans expand their minds.

Today, we recognize a sense of the surreal in unexpected moments in daily life. Art exhibits like Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room are becoming readily available, encouraging people to immerse themselves in experiences that break reality. A ballet performance or a silent meditation retreat can be a dreamlike experience.

Whether we experience a surreal moment or dabble in processes like drawing without thinking or writing without self-editing, there’s something to be learned about ourselves and what lingers under the hood of our desires to keep life orderly and controlled.

Our Brussels chapter chose this month’s exploration of Surreal, Charlotte Dumortier illustrated the theme, and WordPress.com is the presenting partner.



Celia C. Peters is a filmmaker and visual artist creating compelling stories about authentic characters. She is an adjunct instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design as well as a member of New York Women in Film & Television and the WGA-E. She also sits on the board of the Greater Columbus Film Commission (Film Columbus).

In 2018, she was part of the Talent Lab at the Reykjavik International Film Festival with sci-fi feature project, Godspeed and in 2017, she completed post-production of her short sci-fi thriller Roxë15, which is currently being broadcast internationally on ShortsTV. In 2015, Peters’ feature-length script for Roxë15 was selected for CultivEight, a feature film development incubator sponsored by the NEA Art Works Program. In 2012, she was a writer-in-residence at Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland.

Her feature screenplays have been prize-winning and recognized in competitions otherwise. Her work has screened in New York, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Columbus and London. Peters’ work has been broadcast on public and cable television. She is an accomplished producer and curator of film and art events at venues such as Afropunk, New York Comic Con, California African American Museum and Blockfort Columbus. Peters is an honors graduate of University Michigan with a B.A. in French and Political Science, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. As well, she has done graduate studies in clinical psychology at NYU. She is currently developing her science fiction feature film GODSPEED for production in Columbus, OH in 2019.



Celia will be speaking with us about the afrofuturist perspective, which she believes is one that is not bound by the constraints of any previous paradigms or histories, which is quite surreal to experience.



Our venue this month is the Columbus Museum of Art in the Pavillion.

Enjoy free breakfast treats and as always, we will be serving Crimson Cup coffee!

Due to limited seating, all of our events require tickets and we often sell-out of our (FREE) tickets quickly. Subscribe to our newsletter at https://creativemornings.com/cities/clb for a nudge on Monday morning when tickets are released.


January 18, 2019
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Columbus Museum of Art
480 E Broad St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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