Meet Elizabeth Gurley, featured Artist this October
On Sunday, October 23 at 4:30 PM, Harlequin will host an Artist’s Reception to welcome Elizabeth Gurley to the State Theater and celebrate her work. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Memoirtistry is a word I made up; it’s Memoir and Artistry, smashed together, and it’s a noun. Memoirtistry was born in December 2020 as a stream-of-consciousness podcast, and out of an intense desire to unravel a diagnosis of C-PTSD. Followed by the [self-]publication of my first memoir—I Was a Good Wife: A Self-Portrait — Memoirtistry became the only expression of life I could make sense of: one of intuitive artistry and trauma-focused healing.
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Gurley. I am a Memoirist, Fine Artist, and Developmental Editor living in Rainier, Washington.
I believe in the beauty of transformation; those parts of us we can only coax into the light by venturing further into the dark; the way out is by going in. To choose to change over remaining the same with intention and commitment is not for the faint of heart. I am learning the value of solitude and moving at a slowed pace. I observe myself; I notice and wonder so that I might capture—with words and paint—the process in which I heal. Everything I learn, I share. When you look at my work, you may see my insides, and it is just as likely you will see your own. I am a mirror; deciding to see myself reminds me I exist because we exist—you need only look into the eyes. Love is free. Humility is key. Vulnerability is the root.
Memoirtistry is a registered trademark.