Friday @ CoSM:
Take a journey through Jonathan Solter’s artistic process in his painting workshop, Channeling Vision: Patterns & Flow. In this art quest, explore your vision and how to translate from mind to canvas through various techniques. Class will begin with a slideshow and talk about Jonathan’s visions, inspirations and artistic offerings centering around various patterns and flow. He will take aesthetics from nature, architecture and more combining different patterns and flow to create & demonstrate an abstract visionary painting.
During the creation of this piece Jonathan will be teaching you techniques such as sketching forms with paint, wild style graffiti forms, using fractals, glazing and use of spray paint and stencils and how they can be combined to create a unique vision. An opportunity to dive into your own artistic creation follows, starting with a grey scale foundation/design where we manifest your ideas from mind to canvas. Color glazing and more will have you leaving the workshop with a masterpiece!
Jonathan Solter is a visionary artist specializing in higher dimensional travel, ancient civilizations and animism. His beautifully depicted scenes hold resonance with psychonauts and transcendental meditators alike.
Jonathan has worked for ArtStart, VAVA Vienna Visionary Art Academy , Phaneros Collective.
Saturday @ CoSM:Full Moon Workshop:
Aligning with the Nature Field
Taoist Chi Kung with Dr. Michael F. Garger
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our three dimensional reality is the nature field in which we live. Our spiritual essence ultimately transmits into our worldly experience through the mind/body vessel. Our mind/body conducts and directs this energy both consciously and subconsciously to create out reality. The better our alignment with the nature field, the more healthy and powerful we are and the more effectively and efficiently we can express this creative force.
This program is designed to:
– Help us develop an understanding of the principles
upon which our bodies and the nature field function.
– Provide tools in the form of basic focuses and exercises
that will produce alignment and power in our physical, mental, emotional and energy bodies.
Through techniques including Chi Kung as well as elements of Taoist Yoga and Chinese medicine, this workshop will serve as a guiding framework with which to base our thoughts and actions. Our focus will be on building foundational health so that this system can be used as a primary health care program or be a supplement to your already existing regimen. This workshop is basic and straightforward. No previous experience needed. Take part and enhance your energy field with the principles of resonance and synergism!
Michael F. Garger, DC, Chi Kung and Taoist Yoga master instructor, has maintained a chiropractic practice for 26 years. Integrating Eastern & Western disciplines, Dr. Mike’s program inspires and prepares individuals apply natural laws to live harmoniously and powerfully.
September Full Moon Gathering @ CoSM:Full Moon Ceremony
Music, Poetry, Wisdom & More
Hosted by Alex & Allyson
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Celebrate with us a magical Full Moon Gathering, an evening of wisdom, interfaith prayer, poetry, music and surprises. Embracing the richness of diversity, we share art and spirit with community. Opening ceremony in the library begins seating at 7pm and ends around 9:30pm.
Full Moon After-Celebration:
9:30 pm – midnight
Following the Gathering in the Library, from 10pm to midnight, there is a fire circle outdoors, live music and a group sand mandala with Rosie and Dr. Mike indoors. The after celebration includes live painters creating throughout Grey House including artists Aloria Weaver, David Heskin, Carrie Ann Baade, Joness Jones, Jonathan Solter, Hilary Carlson, Harrison Crawford, Alexa Spaddy, Caren Charles & Ken Zeltakalns.
See the CoSM Shop if you would like a Supportrait by Alex Grey, a personal portrait in support of CoSM. Allyson Grey will be consulting with guests on the subject of Art & Life. Have your body exquisitely painted by Keiara Gallodoro. Interactive art making happens throughout the house.
Sunday @ CoSM:
with Shipra Saraogi
10:00 am – Noon
Sunday, late-morning, come to CoSM for the ultimate out-of-body experience, Morning Yoga with Shipra Saraogi.
A CoSM favorite, Shipra gently guides yogis & yoginis toward their body’s own potential. Through illuminated guidance, Shipra leads participants toward rejuvenation on a safe journey to deepen any asana practice.
All levels of experience will be comfortably nurtured and challenged in Shipra’s yoga class. Yoga begins at 10am, $10 donation requested. Mats available.
At this Sunday Art Church, Alex and Allyson will share the highlights of Alex’s inspirational treatise on art’s power toward personal awareness and spiritual awakening. Reflections on The Mission of Art combine art history and creative experiences that catalyze transformations in consciousness.
Topics will offer techniques for exploring a deeper purpose in our artistic expression and address how art can be a spiritual practice.
The Art Church program includes drawing with an exquisite musical track by DJ Jon Ohia. Journaling is also welcome during the art meditation period of Art Church. Bring a sketchbook and colors.
The Mission of Art by Alex Grey explores the role of an artist’s intention and conscience. The book explores how we of the postmodern age can draw on the creative process as a spiritual path. A thought-provoking examination of how culture makes the soul visible, The Mission of Art challenges us to aim high with our creativity and bring beauty and fresh vision to our depleted and cynical world.
Available widely and through CoSM Shop in both soft-cover and online audio download.
Transform your world view. Have your very own copy of Alex Grey’s, The Mission of Art, and help build a temple of Visionary Art!
“An inspirational text for artists and for everyone else who has ever had a glimpse of art’s power for personal catharsis and spiritual awakening.”— Branches of Light
Alex & Allyson