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Exhibits and Presentations

Anima Mundi photo
  • Anima Mundi: Art, the Creative Process, and Concepts of Leadership. Discovering the size of what you are doing. Powers of Leadership Program, Whidbey Institute, February 2014, on The Part Seeking the Whole, using Bourk's sculpture Anima Mundi, as an example of the paradigm, "Inter-relationships at play in organizational life," created by Craig Fleck, program leader, and presented by Heather Johnson, Associate Director of the Whidbey Institute.
Journeys Outward Journeys Inward cover page
  • Reading from Journeys Outward, Journeys Inward: Travel and Transformation, sponsored by Clinton Public Library, at Clinton Progressive Hall, February 1, 2014. Moderator and reader, along with 7 local contributors, from recently published book edited by Bourk, containing writings by 24 older authors from U.S., Canada, and France.
  • "Transformation and Change on the Fifth Avenue Bus: How Far Do You Have to Go?" Speaker, Teleconference, New England Life Planners Network, January 20, 2014, "Reflections on the value of travel on shifting our mindset," drawing on recently published book Journeys Outward, Journeys Inward: Travel and Transformation, ed. P. Bourk.
WIWA reading brochure
  • In the Spirit of Writing 2011: Public Library Readings sponsored by Whidbey Island Writers Association and Sno-Isle Libraries, Readings by Winners of 2011 Whidbey Island Writers Contest: Bourk: "Crossing Hecate Strait" (First Place, Essay), We Don't… (First Place, Memoir)
    • Langley Library, January 12, 2012
    • Clinton Library, January 14, 2012
    • Oak Harbor Library, January 19, 2012
    • Coupeville Library, January 19, 2012
    • Freeland Library, January 31, 2012
  • In the Spirit of Writing, 2010: Public Library Readings sponsored by Whidbey Island Writers Association and Sno-Isle Libraries, Readings by Winners of 2010 Whidbey Island Writers Contest: Bourk, "The Untended Path" (Grand Prize Winner)
    • Coupeville Library January 13, 2011
    • Oak Harbor Library January 20, 2011
    • Clinton Library (Clinton Community Hall) Jan. 20, 2011
    • Langley Library, Jan 27, 2011
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  • Honoring the Heart of the Matter: A unique presentation of readings from Diverse Voices Speaking of War and the Human Experience, Memorial Day Tribute, May 25, 2009, Langley Middle School, with Veterans Resource Center, Whidbey Island.
Penelope setting up Odyssey exhibit at Whidbey Institute
  • Islands of Experience: Visual-Tactile Sculptures by Penelope Bourk, at CUSP, the Center for University Studies and Programs, University of Washington, Bothell, May 2009 (see review)
  • Finding a Way Home, Whidbey Institute, February 2008, exhibit and lecture
  • Finding a Way Home, Whidbey Institute, Powers of Leadership, February 2008, Workshop and exhibit, within a program by Dr. Sharon Parks and Dr. Larry Daloz
  • Pilgrimage in a Nutshell: Coracle and Triquetra. Meditative Model for Life Journeys. Presentation to library staff at HR MacMillan Theological Library, Vancouver School of Theology at University of British Columbia, July 2008
  • Finding a Way Home, Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia, lecture and 2 week exhibit of Odyssey series of sculptures, July 2008, as part of a course led by Dr. Linda St. Clair and Dr. Sharon Parks
  • Finding a Way Home, Deep Hope Institute, Seattle (Social Justice and Community Leadership), as part of 4 seasons seminar led by Bill Grace and Mark Shimada: presentations drawing on Odyssey series and Spirit Cave series, 2008
  • Radio Interview, KUOW, Seattle, June 2008 on sculpture series Finding a Way Home
  • Celtic Symbols in Art: Pilgrimage in a Nutshell, Presentation and art project direction, Iona Island, Scotland, 2007, in retreat program led by Vivienne Hull
  • The Heroine's Journey (©Maureen Murdock), Presentation, San Diego Foundation for Women, 2005, also to private clients, 2004-06