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Field Guide to Empathy

Join choreographer Liv Schaffer (Oakland) and comic maker Andrea Bell (Chicago) Friday, January 19th at the intersection of movement, sequential art, and empathy, for an evening of presentation and participation.

Though these artists utilize different creation methodologies, Liv and Andrea found an intersection—a shared theme in their work focusing on the growth of empathy in the face of loss. They invite you and yours in celebrating the different forms of expression all while gleaning useful information and stories about the journey to living with more empathy.

We'll have some drinks and learn more about each other starting at 7pm. 

Come get to know the artists and their work anytime between 7-10pm, with a participatory presentation beginning at 7:30pm.

More about the shop:

E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore (

We host regular performances and events.
We have a gallery, and have monthly shows. 
We make artist edition prints, posters, objects and books.
We have a residency program and a membership program.
Oh, and two small bookstores.

More about the artists:

Liv Schaffer (

Liv is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in the Bay Area. Liv graduated from Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California in 2013, and has spent the subsequent seasons performing with DanceWorks Chicago, AXIS Dance Company & Robert Moses' Kin.

Liv embraces employment opportunity nationwide: developing curriculum, educating dancers, performing, and creating choreographic commissions with organizations such as Dance Exchange, Jacob's Pillow, The JUNTOS Collective, Youth Art Exchange, University of San Francisco, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA & Summer Programs. 

Andrea Bell (

Andrea Bell spent half her time growing up playing in the woods and the other half doodling on walls. Now days she works as an illustrator and comic artist in the city of Chicago throughout the best and worse seasons. Her illustration and comics work reflects adventure, honesty, and strong relate-able characters combined with an intriguing palette.

She travels the country showcasing her comics and illustrations at shows big and small like Toronto Comic Arts Festival, New York Comic Con, or LA Zine Fest.