Honoring Emilie

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On the tenth anniversary of Emilie Conrad’s passing from this life, we share with you The Spirit Soars, a 10-minute video featuring the visionary founder of Continuum, on the intimate and essential process of making art. The video premiered on June 14, 2014, what would have been Emilie’s 80th birthday.

Although Emilie did not live to see this film, she was fully aware of its creation and chose the works she wanted represented in the film. Through her voice and dances, Emilie is present here.

Every time I view The Spirit Soars, I absorb more wisdom from Emilie. At times, I am deeply affected by a phrase, at other times one of her gestures opens a new world of experience for me. I learned so much from Emilie in the decades I had with her. What continues to impress me is how much I am still learning from her in the time since her passing. I am forever grateful. 

With endless love,


Watermark Arts Creative Team

Elaine Colandrea, Artistic Director

Prue Jeffries, Creative DirectorSandra Capellaro, Galleries AdministratorRori Smith, Editor & Writer

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