Flower Mandalas with Allison Egan Datwani
12:00pm in the Emerson Gallery
Drop-in Art Workshop for all ages
with Tenley Marshall Escoffery
12:00-4:00pm in the Tent
Mandalas are great tools for meditation and increasing self-awareness. Participants will color individual and collaborative mandalas to symbolize a state of mind that one would like to achieve. Mandalas represent this connection between our inner worlds and outer reality. People who color mandalas often experience a deep sense of calm and well-being. It’s a simple tool that doesn’t require any expertise, but it can be remarkably soothing and nourishing. Mandalas not only focus your attention but also allow you to express your creative side, which many of us neglect in our daily lives. Many different cultures around the world use mandalas in their spiritual practices.
Clay Leaf Impressions Workshop
Drop-in Art Workshop with Michael Porfido
12:00-4:00pm in the Ceramics Studio
Exploring with clay is often times described as therapeutic and relaxing. While handbuidling, your mind and body are in natural synergy, working together with your creative ambitions and goals. This thoughtful, artistic activity can open up the mind and relieve you of outside worries.
Guided Tours of Natural Progressions
with curator Barbara Galazzo
in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park
1:00pm & 3:00pm
Embodied Dance Workshops with Allison Pagano
12:30pm and 1:30pm in the Dance Studio
This workshop explores movement through the vernacular of modern and contemporary dance as both an art form for self knowledge and personal growth. We will unlock concepts of self image and stories we hold in our bodies in order to discover deeper layers of self and integration in body, mind and heart. If you are looking to explore concepts in psychological anatomy or deepen your creative expression, this workshop is for you! All lovers of movement welcome to attend. Space is limited, first come, first served.
Side Effects: The Art of Surviving Cancer
with Carole Weaver Linsner, phD
2:00pm in the Emerson Gallery
3:00pm in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park
The experience of meeting oneself through the journey of a labyrinth. Performance by Allison Pagano and original music by Pete Teresi on bass guitar “Since the Bronze age, labyrinths have appeared concurrently in many cultures between which there was no geographical or trade connection. The spiraling labyrinth is somehow embedded in human consciousness. In creating modern day Labyrinths, we are tapping into the folk memory of our ancestors, connecting with their wisdom and passing their art on to future generations” - Cassandra Eason
Synesthesia: A Visual & Auditory Collaboration
with Erik Lawrence and Jamie Gaviola
4:00pm in the Emerson Gallery
Enjoy the satisfying flow of color & line as paintbrush dances to live music. Improvised music melds with the visual field in a collaborative performance art experience. Jamie Baldwin Gaviola will complete a large scale, multi-color free flow mandala while Erik Lawrence creates soundscapes with flutes, saxophones, percussion, loops and organic sounds, maybe even audience participation! A feast for the senses!!!
Create the Thrill of Action on Paper
Drop-in Workshop for Adults with Marilyn Benkler
Learn with colorful paper cuttings the process of movement and action in Art. You will form patterns of your choice and creativity. Socialize, share, and enjoy then take home your creative surprises. No art experience is needed!
The artists will join the audience at the end of the performance for a brief discussion and Q&A. Discussion topics: Intention, technique, interplay, creation vs. planning.
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