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Art Church: The Mission of Art
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Art Church: The Mission of Art
with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey
Sunday, September 7th, 2014 - 1 - 6pm
The Mission of Art
At this Sunday Art Church, Alex and Allyson will discuss the highlights of Alex’s inspirational treatise on art’s power to bring about personal catharsis and spiritual awakening. Alex Grey’s reflections combine art history and first-hand experiences in creating art about the subject of consciousness. Topics this Sunday will include techniques for exploring the deeper purpose of artistic expression and address how art can be a spiritual practice. The Art Church program includes drawing (journaling also welcome). Bring a sketchbook and colors.
What folks say about the book, The Mission of Art by Alex Grey:
“Alex Grey’s mission is nothing less than the transformation of our ‘depleted world’ through art that supports the evolution of human consciousness. He discusses the lives and work of artists throughout history, and his own journey, as examples of the higher mission of art, and encourages others to break out of the prevailing mood of irony and cynicism and create work with the heart and spirit.”— Yoga Journal
“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
Program Begins at 1pm
Art Meditation -- music by DJ Jon Ohia
BRING DRAWING MATERIALS including colored pencils, pens or watercolor and a sketch book or pad.
Journaling and poetic expression also encouraged.
Meditation Ends with Closing Reflections
Break -- The Mushroom Cafe and CoSM Shop will be open.
Presentation on The Mission of Art
Drawing Meditation -- music by DJ Jon Ohia
Program Ends at 6pm
Alex Grey, world-renowned artist, poet, and author, is best loved for his paintings which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. His books, Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and mystical experiences that shaped his spiritual artistic life. Alex's most recent monograph, Net of Being, addresses how his art is evolving the cultural body through icons of interconnectedness. www.alexgrey.com
Allyson Grey, artist, writer and social sculptor, has co-written and edited a dozen books and all seven volumes of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. Since 1975, Allyson has been artistic partner and studio mate of artist, Alex Grey. With a Master of Fine Arts from Tufts University, Allyson has been an educator and muse to artists for over 30 years. Alex and Allyson are the parents of actress, Zena Grey. allysongrey.com Together, the Grey co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, an interfaith church since 2008, celebrating creativity as a spiritual path.
The CoSM Shop and Cafe will be open.
Rooms are available for rent in our fully renovated Victorian Mansion.
Many originals and reproductions of Alex & Allyson Grey's artwork are on display in the guest house.
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 - click here for directions.
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