Join us for the final “Building Your Toolbox” event of the year Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 pm ET. (Please note the date change!)
Now in its eighth month, the “Building Your Toolbox” event series is unique in that it is held in a meeting format on Zoom, so participants can see, hear, and interact with the speaker and one another. At the end of a short presentation by the speaker, participants will have a chance to ask their questions directly.
This month’s event will focus on creativity as a strategy for coping with pain. The guest speaker is Kent Mason, who will discuss photography in particular. Mason is a landscape and nature photographer and conservationist who is currently creating a photographic environmental study of extraordinary wild places in the highlands of West Virginia. Mason lives with chronic pain and has come up with a lot of creative adaptations to keep up with his passion despite his symptoms.
Mason has been involved in photography for over 30 years and has been teaching visual design classes for the past 15 years. He sells fine art landscape photography in galleries, has displayed his work in such places as The Nature Conservancy headquarters, has had images published in books, calendars, Wonderful WV and Nature’s Best magazines, and often has images displayed on The Nature Conservancy and WV Land Trust websites and in their literature.
“Building Your Toolbox” is a part of the U.S. Pain Program, Pain Connection.