Art and Soul Founder Arunima Orr
Arunima Orr—painter, writer, performance artist and teacher—is founder and director of Art & Soul, a studio opened in 1988 and dedicated to artistic growth, creative development and healing and transformation through the arts.
Arunima’s interest in the arts began when she was a child growing up in a small town on the coast of California, where during the summers she had the opportunity to participate in innovative arts programs including creative dance, theatre, music and many forms of visual art, all led by remarkable teachers. After obtaining a degree in literature from Stanford University, she returned to the visual arts, receiving training in painting and drawing from diverse sources including San Francisco Art Institute, Middle Tennessee State University, South Massachusetts University, and receiving an M.A. in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University.
It was during her time in Cambridge that Arunima again began to pursue her interest in interdisciplinary art through the practices of Authentic Movement, Playback Theatre, Improvisation, Authentic Sound and Voice, and Intuitive Artmaking, as well as continuing her lifelong study and exploration of meditation and transformational processes and technologies.