Area artists and friends are invited to join multi-media artist Lou Ferreri in a discussion about creative motivations and methods on Thursday, June 21, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Watermark.

Attendees will reflect on the following statement by French performer Maurice Chevalier:

“It all boils down to instinct, good or bad. Artistic creation must be spontaneous. It comes from the heart; it has to pass through the brain; and still one needs the guts, and good old, indispensable technique, to bring it to the light of day. That, at least, is how I see the process, not that I have ever been able to pin it down very exactly in my own case. You hear a voice inside. You obey it, and produce whatever it told you to produce; and then you wait and see. And oh! The trouble you’re in for.”

This event is free and open to the public. The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible, an exhibit featuring Ferreri’s drawings created on the opinion pages of The New York Times, is currently on display at Watermark. During the Artist Conversation event, Ferreri will have copies of his book and prints available for purchase. Watermark is located at 505 Bemidji Ave N in downtown Bemidji.