Sat Mar 25 2017 12:45 pm thru Sat Mar 25 2017 4:45 pm

LectureWellnessWorkshops

Wellness Series | Painting Enlightenment: The Art and Science of the Heart Sutra with Dr. Paula Arai

at Crow Collection of Asian Art • Free for Friends of the Crow Collection, $10 for the public
When:
Sat Mar 25 2017 12:45 pm — 4:45 pm
Where:
Crow Collection of Asian Art
Cost:
Free for Friends of the Crow Collection, $10 for the public
Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002), DNA.  Ink and color on paper. Collection of Dr. Paula Arai. Courtesy of Dr. Paula Arai.

Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002), DNA. Ink and color on paper. Collection of Dr. Paula Arai. Courtesy of Dr. Paula Arai.

Japanese biologist and visionary artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) painted the harmony he discovered between scientific and Buddhist views of reality.

Expressing the interdependent, impermanent, and empty nature of phenomena, he shaped the words of the Heart Sutra––a scripture prized for its concise expression of wisdom and compassion––into imagery drawn from ephemeral beauties of nature, Buddhist culture, and telescopic wonders. Enjoy a lecture by a curator of the exhibition, Wisdom of Compassion: The Art and Science of Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002), Dr. Paula Arai, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Louisiana State University. Come early or stay late for the Brushing the Heart Mini Workshop, where you can practice Japanese calligraphy and learn how to write the character for heart.

  • 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Brushing the Heart Mini Workshop + 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Lecture

OR

  • 3:45 – 4:45 pm Brushing the Heart Mini Workshop 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Lecture