The emotive power of the exhibit is fueled by the interaction and dialogue produced by the art, the artist and the viewer. The transformation occurs when the viewer becomes an active participant. The art is not only what is on the walls, but is the relationship that is created within the exhibit space. The energy and healing power of art is made manifest, when all voices are heard. This takes place when all are asked to engage with the art, to create art and join the conversation.
The intention for this Arts and Healing Exhibition is to harness the power of art, to create a deeper engagement and to shift the worldâ€™s attention towards empowerment, transformation and healing through Arts. The ultimate goal of the MUSE exhibit is to inspire, activate, educate and integrate Arts and Healing into our daily lives and systems.
MUSE: THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION AND HEALLING
Opening Reception and Arts and Healing Festival
on Saturday, July 12th from 1:00 pm- 6:00pm
MUSEâ€™s opening reception will feature an Arts and Healing festival, colored with ritual and reverence. Event is open to the public on Saturday July 12th 2014 from 1:00pm -6:00pm at the Commonweal Gallery, a nonprofit health and environmental research institute. 451 Mesa Rd. Bolinas, CA 94924.
The event will include performance and evocation by Vijali Hamilton and Edie Hartshorne, Interactive arts and healing workshop with Artist Margaret Lindsey. Performance by Sha Sha Higsby, Nature Zone with Eco Artist and Teacher, Zach Pine, Dance Performance with Inna Dagman.Music.Poetry Reading and Performance with artist, Sandra Cohen , Roving Poet Chaya Silberstein, Traveling Installation Performance by Turkish Artist, Gulay Alpay, Interactive Creative Stations, Artist Talks, D.J. and much more.
At the opening on July 12th at 4:00pm there will be a Special Film Screening of Turning of the World Wheel "A Womanâ€™s Journey for Global Peace" A Film by Vijali Hamilton, 2014. More information about the film at this link HERE.
Event max of 200 people ~RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Reception on Saturday September 27h, 3:00 â€“ 7:00pm with special workshop experience. Sacred Meditation with The Holotope & Ancient Crystals Workshop with Kirby Seid followed by interactive, intuitive painting with Art 4 All People. Workshop Fee $35
MUSE Workshops and Other Happenings
July 12th, 2014 6:00-7:30pm JFKU Arts and Consciousness Gathering: Envisioning the Future at Commonweal
TBA July 13th, 2014 YogART happening on Baker Beach
TBA July 14th, 2014 YogART with JV Hall in Oakland.
September 21st, 2014 Touch Drawing with Deborah Koff Chapin. Register HERE
We are looking for Community Partners, Donors, and Sponsors for MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing. E-mail us at email@example.com or click the Fundly like below.
We need your support to make this happen.
Please go to our fundraiser at Fundly to see where the funds are needed and will be used. At this link HERE.
Activating Your MUSE
Arts and Healing Articles from the Co-Founders of Art 4 All People
Art is Ritual
By Co-Founder, Ceylan Hulya MA
I am taking a deep breath in, a full cleansing breath all the way down, washing my body, my feet, my head and my hands. As I release my breath, I focus on my highest dream. I am in it, living it, right now, right here in this moment. The breath is my only link that links me to my aliveness. I walk pass by my paintings hanging on the walls in my home that I painted over the years, markers of my breath, my aliveness. I open the sliding door to my deck over the ocean ma. I gaze deeply into the Muse mandala co-created last night on a full moon in Sagittarius, setting intentions, setting arts and healing vibrations into motion, making the unseen seen, the invisible visible, tending the candle flames, building the energy of Muse for itsâ€™ opening day celebration. I acknowledge the salt under my feet, the circle of salt around the mandala. The smell of turmeric, paprika and curry fill the air, as I get closer to the mandala. The next-door neighbor taking her dog for a beach walk peeks through is it a sand mandala? I love it, as she descends the stairs to the beach. I take a photo of the Muse mandala with my I-phone. I pick my abalone shell full of ashes from last nightâ€™s burning herbs and incenses. I wait for a wave to hit the shore and I throw the ashes away. Seagulls soar flying in from afar thinking ashes are food. I go in and get some left over food from last night and throw to the seagulls. A morning ritual of art, mandala, giving, receiving, presence, senses. I say to myself art is my ritual, ritual is my art, art is my soulâ€™s food that nourishes me and links me to my breath and to my aliveness. Whatâ€™s your soulâ€™s food? What nourishes you? What helps you breath in the flow? What is your aliveness?
For a simple art ritual practice you can experiment with steps go to this link HERE
By Co-Founder, Lisa Rasmussen MFA
Ha, Ha, last night my sister said I have control issues. She was making reference to my tennis style or maybe it is all aspects of my life. In my mid age, I had finally slowly crept back on the tennis court. I basically grew up on the court from ages 4 to 18 tennis was my life. I was pretty good. Some people thought I could have been a professional, except I was too wild. As I reflect, what tennis provided me were glimpses of pure brilliance. I was a wild woman. My style was always unyielding power with a reckless abandonment and a lack of control. Each stroke would end up either in complete brilliance or complete failure. My aces have always been met with internal wow, where did that come from and my double faults with internal ouch. The point being is for me the Museâ€™s, brilliance came through me in flashes and it was never to be controlled.
As I take this wildness to my art making process. The MUSE is all about letting go!
While I create the MUSE arrives when I step back from the painting and let it drip and evolve. The Muse arrives with the absence of my hand and head, within observation and reverence of that which I cannot control. She also arrives in great reflection, while staring at my work a spark of guidance will flash in my thoughts and I listen it. I feel to activate the Muse one must listen, trust, and honor the mystery. The Muse channels through us all in all moments of life. She can never be controlled just accepted and revered. She is the wilderness within us all and through the reverence and awe of this magical process and place arises our personal and universal transformation and healing. Let your beautiful eternal garden grow wild!
What are your thoughts about the MUSE
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