SOUND HEALING ART INSTALLATION
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

SOUND HEALING ART INSTALLATION

Sound Healing Art incorporates immersive sound, light, and iridescent technologies for a total environment experience of healing and cleansing. Through the use of iridescent paint, light movements, crystal bowls, and various sound experiences, Nini’s installation and healing works interpret vibrational relationships between light, sound, color, and human energy. Sound organizes matter; color, light, and hidden human capacities are enticed by it, reaching deep into body, spirit, and psyche.

This is not your ordinary sound bath. Bring a blanket, pillow or yoga mat for optimal comfort, and lay back for an unprecedented, multidimensional experience in healing.

Nini de la Torre is an artist, healer, and international entrepreneur. Her creative commercial work was short listed at the Cannes Film Festival and she was a pioneer in the use of drum circles as tool in women’s empowerment. Nini was born in Havana, Cuba the same year Castro rose to power. Her early experiences with repression necessitated that she pull light from dark places; song from within color's hidden architectures. Nini works in layers of iridescent oil and acrylic paint which are then coded with sound healing principles. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Puerto Rico, NYC, Canada, Mexico City and across the US. Her work is in the permanent collection at Nasa. In 2008, the White House nominated her Small Business Person of the Year for her advocacy work with Latina women. Nini is certified through the Global Institute for Sound Healing in San Francisco. She is founder of the sound healing collective, Orquesta Cosmica, in San Jaun and Ruh Jamila Art & Healing Center in Cabo Rojo. See her upcoming offerings at Brush & Reed here. For more on the Cosmic Orchestra: https://orquestacosmica.com

SUGGESTED DONATION: $15 Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, or pillow for your own comfort.

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October 19th: Slow Handwriting With Barbara Bash
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

October 19th: Slow Handwriting With Barbara Bash

 Our handwriting is a form of artistic expression that is accessible, completely unique and reflective of who we are in this moment. Come drop in to this familiar and close at hand visual voice and discover your creative self again. We will slow down our handwriting - working big, loose and illegible - small precise and clear - with pencils, pens and brushes, exploring our true expression in fresh ways. Bring a favorite writing pen. All other supplies provided. Click here to register.

Barbara Bash is a lover of the alphabet, a calligrapher, illustrator, author, teacher and longtime Buddhist practitioner. Her book True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude was completely handwritten except for the bar code! Please visit barbarabash.com.

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O+ Intro To Sound/Ink Therapies
Oct
13
2:30 PM14:30

O+ Intro To Sound/Ink Therapies

Join renown sound healer Nini de la Torre and Brush & Reed Fine Art Calligraphy Studio for a unique healing experience. Sound organizes matter. Ink makes the moment visible. Learn where breath meets in sound, ink, body, and creativity. This workshop is for anyone interested in ways to touch and incorporate stillness and self-awareness into their daily lives. Various sound healing modalities and calligraphic traditions will be incorporated.


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Speechless: The Art Of Communication
Oct
11
2:00 PM14:00

Speechless: The Art Of Communication

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Join Kat Howard, Carole P. Kunstadt, Nini De La Torre, Barbara Bash, Elinor Aishah Holland and Jena Argenta for a show not to be missed.

Reception 2-8pm: Poetic Demonstration by Barbara Bash: The Calligraphic Voice Revealed, 3pm

Silence is a gate through which all communication must pass. Experiences of grief, horror, and isolation can render one speechless; but so can profound experiences of beauty, love, and connection. That which is speechless longs also to be shared, impossibly, imperfectly—to speak to some quiet place within each of us. To be speechless, is sometimes simply to pause. And to listen. 

Works here each have a deep listening within them, an impossible kind of speech. They ask that we rethink not just the nature of language, but the tools and vessels of communication themselves. Personal, intuitive fiber arts by Kat Howard remind us that we can take legacies like sinew and wool in our hands and remake them. In the hands book artist, Carole P. Kunstadt, psalms, and histories are woven revelations that even something as seemingly ossified as a text or tradition also points to its own transcendence. In her hands, books are windows and doors looking in two directions at once. Speechless is a celebration of the freedom and courage of transformation. Of the silent labors of getting it born. It is a reminder to pull the light from the dark— as sound healing artist, Nini de la Torre’s, iridescent canvasses ask us to do—-transforming not just the landscape, but the very sensory modes with which we perceive it, ourselves, and the spaces between. Works by calligraphic artists Barbara Bash, Elinor Aishah Holland, and Jena Argenta remind us that language has always been a sacred, often martial art. It wraps its arms around an unsayable kind of stillness—where mark and motion are one.


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October 5th: The Art Of Arabic Script: Letter By Letter
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

October 5th: The Art Of Arabic Script: Letter By Letter

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. NOTE TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

With Elinor Aishah Holland

Enter the flow of beautiful Arabic script, learning one letter at a time! Traditional tools and methods for writing and instruction will be introduced, allowing participants from all walks of life to appreciate the majesty of the Arabic script style Thuluth. Through an ongoing study of beautiful visual masterpieces, Holland engages participants in the rich cultural, historical and modern contexts of this classical form. New and continuing students are welcome! Click here to register.

Elinor Aishah Holland is one of only four North Americans to receive the Icazet (license) in the rigorous Ottoman School of Thuluth and Nashk Arabic calligraphic scripts. Holland is the only artist among her contemporaries to work with equal discipline in Arabic and Latin scripts. Her clients include the Smithsonian Institute, US Department of State, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has exhibited at King Fahd Qur’an Conference, Sharjah and Kuwait Biennials, New York Islamic Arts Kadim Sanatin.

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