Friday, July 15, 2016

TOGETHER Womens’ Mixed Media — Acrylic Based Painting in San Rafael with artist Maria Nikl

TOGETHER Womens’ Mixed Media  — Acrylic Based Painting in San Rafael

Be a Creator, be Human, be a Woman…can you do it?  Of course!

The last 3 Tuesdays of each month,   3.5 hrs, from 5:30 till 9pm.

Art Works Downtown, 
1337 4th St, 
San Rafael, Ca. 94901

http://www.maria-nikl.com, https://marianiklcreations.shutterfly.com

This is a playful, non-competitive, openminded and supportive women’s environment with lots of meaningful and also constructively silly conversation.  Be who you are.

These painting events are for those of you, who already have some painting/creating experience. With a life long painting and creative practice and awareness, and an MFA, Maria Nikl is there to uphold the space for you, get you out of your comfort zone when and where you are stuck, and supply assignments that will provide you with new creative experiences other than what you already have under your belt.

Nikl will inspire you rather than teach, and support and validate you in risk taking, experimenting, and exploring yet unknown territories.

Each month there is a theme of inspiration, which can be a subject matter, technique, material, or psychological issue of creative process-- these will be announced ahead of time. 


Theme for the Second Event, Aug 16th, 23rd, and 30th:

Can we create together?  
https://fox8maria.shutterfly.com
Dolphins, horses, wolves and bees can, (and so can armies and maffias)—why couldn’t we?  We will experiment with painting together on the same large surface.  Women are naturals at this, working through comfort zones of isolation, competition, and control. We will arrive at an intuitive way of communication - and the painting finds its own spontaneous choreography of creation.   
Can you be a spontaneous individual within the frame of a creative group?  Come empower Yourself and experience! We will practice not only looking together but also SEEING together.  We will create and destroy while the painting goes thru several cycles of evolution, gaining a wealth of experience each layer - and so do the creators. 

As a Mixed Media event everything goes, collage, etc, except harmful or smelly materials.  Bring your paints, mixers, scrapers, putty knives, newspapers, etc.—be creative with your materials!  Don’t forget your Matte Medium!!
 Maria will provide the painting surface as usual.

These events will be revolutionary in your creative practice, whatever level you are, because the real focus is always on opening up your own creative perception and horizons, while the actual emphasis might be announced on something technical or topical.   If you participate you must be up to adventure: willing to engage in things that are experimental, and follow the assignments, that are structured to give you unlimited freedom— gradually.   We are not aiming to create a perfect masterpiece during these three weeks-- rather, we are looking to bravely pioneer the unexplored territories, and possibilities in YOUR creative expression.

Small event, up to 10 persons, so you need to commit to all 3 Tuesday's and reserve ur space with a $75.   in advance.  The price for 10.5 hrs in 3 weeks is : $150.  Email is the best to do this, fox8maria@yahoo.com, or text and she call you back. 
714-984-9475
http://www.maria-nikl.com

Can’t wait to see you and play together!

-Maria

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www.maria-nikl.com 
http://marianiklcreations.shutterfly.com
www.leleklato.hu

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Orland Art Center Gallery - Seventh Annual Group Show


Seventh Annual Group Show
August 5 - August 27
The Gallery will feature a wealth of artistic variety from artists all
over the northstate. Diverse techniques and vastly different artistic
approaches treat the viewer to a showcase of abundant talent.

Friday, August 5, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Finish summer with splashes of color and multi-media magic when
you come to the artists' reception and meet these makers of art!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pgaes/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Turning the Mind Towards Happiness Daylong at Alameda Sangha with Sharda Rogell and Pauletta Chanco Saturday, August 27, 2016

                                             Sharda Rogell


Turning the Mind Towards Happiness
Daylong at Alameda Sangha
with Sharda Rogell and Pauletta Chanco
Saturday, August 27, 2016
9:30-4:30 pm
at Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/coming-events

In this daylong, we have a precious opportunity to explore together the Buddha’s guidance on the importance and the way of turning the mind toward conditions that bring us happiness and ease rather than pain and distress.  We will draw on the Buddha’s teaching of the “Second Arrow” and learn how to identify and interrupt difficult patterns of mind which allows for the heart to open in love and equanimity.  The day will be held in silence as we engage in sitting and walking practices together, as well as engage in a deepening inquiry into the causes and conditions for our happiness and the ending of suffering.  

Arrive early to settle in and wear comfortable clothes. Please bring your own zafu and zabuton if you like to sit on the floor. Otherwise there are plenty of comfortable chairs. Please bring a bag lunch.

We look forward to the day with all of you!

According to the ancient tradition of Theravada Buddhism, we practice dana, the mindful generosity that opens the heart.  We provide a donations basket so those who attend can practice dana in turn and keep the sangha going so that others can also attend freely.


BIO:
Sharda Rogell has been practicing meditation since 1976 and teaching worldwide since 1987. She is currently on the Teacher's Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Along with her training in the Theravada tradition, she has been influenced by the non-dual teachings of Advaita and Dzogchen. She is a student of A. H. Almaas in the Diamond Approach and her primary interest is integrating the awakening heart/mind with embodied presence.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Smorgasbord at Orland Art Center Gallery July 1 - July 23

Summer Smorgasbord
at Orland Art Center Gallery
July 1 - July 23

Annette Carroll's wonderful watermedia work is teamed up with Kristin Revolinsky's pastels and the lush oils of Chuck Prudhomme for a scintillating summer spread of style and subject matter.

Friday, July 1, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Artistic fireworks prime viewers for the Independence day shows
on the 4th. Welcome the holiday weekend at our artists' reception!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Orland Art Center Gallery-Stars and Cars: Glamour, Movie Start Style June 3 - June 25



Stars and Cars: Glamour, Movie Start Style
June 3 - June 25
Southern California designer and fine artist Dennis Asbury
offers a colorful tribute to the movies with his larger than
life acrylic paintings of the glamour queens and classic
race cars of the Silver Screen.
Friday, June 3, 2016 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Meet this dynamic artist and enjoy his bold and brassy
bow to the stars and cars of Hollywood then and now!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcent.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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July
Summer Smorgasbord
July 1 - July 23
Annette Carroll's wonderful watermedia work is teamed up with Kristin
Revolinsky's pastels and the lush oils of Chuck Prudhomme for a
scintillating summer spread of style and subject matter.
Friday, July 1, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Artistic fireworks prime viewers for the Independence day shows
on the 4th. Welcome the holiday weekend at our artists' reception!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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August
Seventh Annual Group Show
August 5 - August 27
The Gallery will feature a wealth of artistic variety from artists all
over the northstate. Diverse techniques and vastly different artistic
approaches treat the viewer to a showcase of abundant talent.
Friday, August 5, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Finish summer with splashes of color and multi-media magic when
you come to the artists' reception and meet these makers of art!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pgaes/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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September
Color Drenched: Mystery and Mood
Joan Pechanec's artistic exploration uses lush oils to
create mystery and mood with luminous color and vibrant light.
Friday, September 4, 2015 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Visit all the places Joan's world wide travels have taken her
while you talk with the artist and enjoy great music and food!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Gallery hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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October
Watermedia Wonderment
John Norman Stewart is renowned for his watermedia creations.
He offers a variety of themes and styles from abstract to detailed landscapes.
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Find artistic images that range from backdrops for Disney features to wild and fanciful abstracts as you feast on food and drink in the music!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Gallery hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

MINDFULNESS & METTA DAYLONG RETREAT with Andrew Chapman & Pauletta Chanco Saturday: June 11

MINDFULNESS & METTA DAYLONG RETREAT
with Andrew Chapman & Pauletta Chanco

Saturday: June 11
1:00 to 6:00 pm
$20 preregistration


Register at info@alamedaislandyoga.com
or online at http://alamedaislandyoga.com/workshops/

Island Yoga
911 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 205-5003
http://alamedaislandyoga.com/workshops/

The Buddhist path offers us practical and applicable tools for our real, everyday lives. The practices of mindfulness and loving-kindness can and should become a way of life. In order to truly live the teachings we need to dedicate periods of time to intensive formal practice. This day-long retreat is an opportunity to do just that. Together we will explore the four foundations of mindfulness with an emphasis on loving-kindness in a distraction free and supportive environment. The day will be held in silence and instructions will be offered throughout. This event is appropriate for anyone who is interested. No experience is necessary, preregistration is very helpful…but feel free to show up the day of the event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Andrew Chapman has been engaged in Dharma practice over the past several years, studying under empowered Against the Stream teachers, Dave Smith and Noah Levine. His practice has been supported by several training and retreat programs focused on early Buddhism, Buddhist psychology, secular mindfulness and Vipassana meditation, and through his work as an addictions and mental health counselor. Andrew currently manages operations at Against the Stream Nashville; he also facilitates weekly groups, day retreats, and other monthly events. Currently, Andrew teaches mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions at several mental health and addictions treatment centers in the greater Nashville area, specializing in adolescent and youth treatment. Andrew has obtained his Masters in Social Work and is currently actively engaged in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program.

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Alameda Sangha
Guest Speaker - Andrew Chapman
Sunday, June 12, 7- 9 pm

United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/home

Guest Speaker - Andrew Chapman
Sunday, June 12, 7- 9 pm

According to the ancient tradition of Theravada Buddhism, we practice dana, the mindful generosity that opens the heart.  We provide a donations basket so those who attend can practice dana in turn and keep the sangha going so that others can also attend freely.

Andrew Chapman has been engaged in Dharma practice over the past several years, studying under empowered Against the Stream teachers, Dave Smith and Noah Levine. His practice has been supported by several training and retreat programs focused on early Buddhism, Buddhist psychology, secular mindfulness and Vipassana meditation, and through his work as an addictions and mental health counselor.

Andrew currently manages operations at Against the Stream Nashville; he also facilitates weekly groups, day retreats,
and other monthly events. Currently, Andrew teaches mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions at several mental
health and addictions treatment centers in the greater Nashville area, specializing in adolescent and youth treatment.
Andrew has obtained his Masters in Social Work and is currently actively engaged in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma
Leader program.