Some master artists -- Michelangelo, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Kollwitz, Kahlo -- created self-portraits whose eyes are holes drilled through the material body and opening into the boundless mystery of soul. Drawing is a way of entering into the spiritual practice of art and seeing. Few pictures through the ages are more honest or experimental than self portraits. Self portraiture can nobly and expressively convey the deepest feelings with sincerity. The mirror enables an artist to capture their most personal view of reality. The degree of comfort with which self portraits capture physical features, environmental conditions and the artist's inner world can leave a faithful record of self scrutiny through the creative process. Facing one's moods, expressions and shadow, the artist can go beyond likeness and represent inner turmoil, inner spirit, and higher possibility.
Join us this Sunday afternoon for Art Church where we will examine the history of self-portraiture and address philosophically the nature of the self. Bring a sketchbook and colors.
Before the Full Moon Ceremony this Saturday, join Aly Sun Panichi (MA, MT-BC, LCAT) for a vocal empowerment experience. AlySun, an experienced vocalist and music therapist, promises a journey into the beauty and power of your authentic voice. Increase your capacity for creative expression, healthy communication, personal empowerment and self-healing while engaging in powerful, playful and cathartic exercises drawn from a variety of traditions; including classical vocal training, vocal music therapy methods, sound healing, conscious breathing, improvisational play and collective experience informed by shamanistic traditions.
Look forward to seeing many at the Full Moon Ceremony this Saturday.
Alex & Allyson