HICKORY — The Art of Compassion, a series of presentations and workshops surrounding how the power of storytelling, art, and entertainment can be harnessed to promote education, encouragement, support, and love for others, returns for a second year with a brand new theme, “Acts of Kindness.”
In partnership with Imagine One Hospitality and hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University, The Art of Compassion is a gathering of artists, writers, musicians, and entertainers who are looking to spread kindness and compassion in the world through their performances and exhibitions. Launching the 2023-24 series with over 15 events throughout the months of September and October, these events will promote community partners and local charities, including a special fundraising comedy performance by Anjelah Johnson-Reyes on Sept. 15.
Introduced in 2022, The Art of Compassion was created to make Catawba County and surrounding communities a better place to live, work and raise families. The goal of the project is to take the message of loving others and apply it to the area’s businesses and charitable outlets.
On Friday, Sept. 15, comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes will be performing at Lenoir-Rhyne University to help promote the “Acts of Kindness” by using her wit and wisdom to break down stereotypes, and will challenge the audience to let go of self-importance, self-righteousness, and cultural superiority. Ranging from $45 to $175, interested attendees can now buy Anjelah Johnson-Reyes tickets at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
“We are thrilled to bring back the Art of Compassion for a second year with “Acts of Kindness,” says Bob Lackey with Imagine One Hospitality and member of The Art of Compassion team. “Our desire and goal this year is to take the message of loving others and apply it to the many facets of our businesses, charitable outlets, and in particular our community. We want to promote and encourage people to get engaged in providing Acts Of Kindness to these organizations. We want to again express our appreciation to Lenoir Rhyne University, the participating Arts Council members, Catawba County Community College and the many others helping to make this all possible.”
More information on The Art of Compassion and “Acts of Kindness” can be found online at https://theartofcompassion.net. Tickets to the Anjelah Johnson-Reyes comedy show are now live, with the performance taking place at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Shuford Arena, located at 5th Street NE, Hickory, North Carolina. The Art of Compassion’s Instagram page can be found at @artofcompassionNC and the Facebook page can be accessed via Art of Compassion Facebook.