Emily Bagley is an artist who uses art to help others find healing, hope, and peace. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Emily has had the unique opportunity to live in Ohio, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Baltimore, and Arizona before calling Utah her home. She currently lives in Bountiful with her wonderful husband and two adorable dogs.
Emily attended Utah State University as a Fine Arts Major, has obtained an Associates in Psychology, and is currently working on a custom BA at Westminster College. Through her experience in the community, her art, and Westminster's public health and education programs, Emily is creating a program that will incorporate education and prevention against sexual violence through the arts.
Her passion for community service and art has led her to teach and volunteer with a number of non-profit organizations such as; the International Rescue Committee, the Children's Center, the Ronald McDonald House, Healing Through Art, Salt Lake Arts Academy, Salt Lake’s Rape Recovery Center, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and Safe Harbor Crisis Center. She served as one of the Community Outreach Coordinators with the Downtown Artist Collective, organizing over 15 arts based events for survivors of sexual trauma. During this time, she also cofounded a women's group, WeCan: Women Encouraging, Caring, and Nurturing, that focuses on helping survivors of sexual trauma tell their stories and heal through art.
Her experiences around the world, as well as serving her community in Utah, have taught Emily that everyone wants to be loved, accepted, and understood. After discovering the power of painting in her own life, Emily has become an advocate for art’s ability to effectively communicate, connect with others, and inspire growth. Her hope is to allow others to experience the same peace and healing she has discovered through art, as well as encourage education, understanding, and community action.
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