march, 2022

POSTPONED - Ridgefield Arts Council's GENERATOR

09mar6:00 pm8:08 pmPOSTPONED - Ridgefield Arts Council's GENERATORThe Meetinghouse Ridgebury Congregational Church

Event Details



The Ridgefield Arts Council invites local artists, creative professionals, and curious minds to the next installment of the GENERATOR, which will be held at 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at The Meeting House located at 605 Ridgebury Road in Ridgefield, CT.

The networking event will feature three speakers discussing their respective artistic endeavors with the goal of encouraging dialogue and creative connection between and amongst attendees. Creative Conversations, an art exhibition featuring works from students and faculty within the Ridgefield school system will also be on view during the event.

March’s GENERATOR event will focus on ‘healing arts’ and the power of art and creativity in the face of difficulty, illness, and trauma, with dynamic conversation from:

Ridgefield’s inaugural Poet Laureate Barb Jennes. Jennes hosts poetry readings, events, and workshops–many of them intergenerational–and is an ambassador of the healing power of poetry. She facilitates a bi-monthly “Poetry on the Path” workshop–a safe, soulful gathering of those facing major life changes–through Ridgefield Library. Her poetry chapbook “Blinded Birds” recounts the journey of three generations of women through the anguish of depression and addiction to the hope of recovery. She is a retired Ridgefield educator who awakened a passion for poetry in many of her students.

Aimee Jette, a therapist with a deep belief in the healing power of art. An artist most of her life, Jette is a graduate of Hofstra University’s Creative Arts Therapy Counseling program and has a private practice in Ridgefield, CT. She is the founder of Art in Common, a community outreach non-profit whose mission is to promote creativity, increase community awareness around important social issues, and foster connection across populations. She is the co-author on the Police Brutality chapter in Shared Mass Trauma in Social Work: Implications and Strategies for Resilient Practice (Routledge, 2022) and is a visual artist, currently pursuing her MFA in Painting at Western Connecticut State University.

Deborah Rundlett, director of The Meetinghouse and pastor of the Ridgebury Congregational Church, which is home to Poets & Prophets, a global community of change leaders committed to the flourishing of people and planet. She has served in business, as part of the advertising launch team for the IBM-PC; the academy, teaching a doctoral track in leadership; and the church as pastor and judicatory leader. A graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and Yale Divinity School, she is passionate about equipping leaders to serve as agents of change for the flourishing of their communities. She is married to Dick Greenwood; they have one daughter, Elizabeth, who is a commercial pilot and photographer.

Doors will open at 6:00pm for mixing and mingling over light snacks and wine, and the speaker program will begin at 6:30pm. Creatives, creative professionals, and all who live in and around Ridgefield are welcome to attend. Cost of attending the Generator is $10, and registration will be available at the door. Proceeds from the Generator benefit the Ridgefield Arts Council’s scholarship fund.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:08 pm


The Meetinghouse Ridgebury Congregational Church

605 Ridgebury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877