Feb
1
Wed
Lecture | On the Earth and In the Heart: Quest for the Holy in Pilgrimage and Yoga
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


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What do the world’s greatest pilgrimages tell us about the nature of mystical and religious experience? What does it tell us about human nature?

Dr. Graham M. Schweig discusses ultimate yearnings of the human heart through choice words from ancient sacred texts of India and through modern photographic imagery of Hindu pilgrimage. He will share how the various external and archetypal acts within pilgrimage directly parallel the internal acts and practices within the most elevated states of yoga. On the one hand, fulfillment is found in the outer world pilgrimages to holy sites in India, and, on the other, found within the inner pilgrimage of the heart within the deeper practices of yoga.

6:00 – 7:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception with Sitar Performance by Tom Griffin

GrahamSchweigGraham M. Schweig, Ph.D.  E-RYT 500 by Yoga Alliance*, earned his doctorate in comparative religion from Harvard University, with a specialization in religions of India and the philosophy of yoga. Schweig has lectured in institutions such as University of Stockholm, Uppsala University, Oxford University. Over the past 10 years has delivered over 35 lectures at the Smithsonian Institution. He has taught at Harvard, Duke University, and is currently a professor of philosophy and religion at Christopher Newport University, Virginia.

 

*Certified yoga instructors can earn continuing education credits by attending this lecture.

 

This presentation is offered in honor of the late Fritz Wencker Petree, who journeyed to India with fellow yoga practitioners to one of the world’s greatest pilgrimage gatherings known as the Kumbha Mela.

Mar
3
Fri
Public Program | Artist 2 Artist
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Public Program | Artist 2 Artist

This free event offers local artists and art enthusiasts the opportunity to meet each other, create, collaborate, and celebrate the exhibition Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney.

Bring a friend or just yourself, and, in the spirit of the exhibition, create an original work of art together with fellow artists to compete for prizes. 

Cash bar all night. 

Part 1

6:00 – 7:00 pm | Time with the exhibition Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney 

7:00 – 8:00 pm |  Artist talk with Artist Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney

Part 2

8:00 – 9:00 pm | Collaborative art making in teams of 2-3

9:00 – 10:00 pm | Conversation, Critique & Selection of Winners

 

Prizes:
1st Place

  • Complimentary ticket to the Artist Workshop with Nida Bangash
  • $25 gift certificate to Lotus Shop
  • Free membership which includes FREE parking in the Arts District
  • Free champagne tour for up to 10 guests (1 per group)
  • Winners posted on our website

2nd Place

  • Swag Bag from the Lotus Shop
  • Free membership which includes FREE parking in the Arts District (please read the fine print)
  • Winners posted on our website

 

Part 2 of this event is now sold out!

Online registration is closed, walk-ups welcome for Part 1 of the event. 

Jun
3
Sat
Teen Silk Painting Workshop with artist Mylan Nguyen
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teen Silk Painting Workshop with artist Mylan Nguyen @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Mylan Nguyen is a Dallas native of Vietnamese and Mexican descent. She studied illustration in Los Angeles and ceramics in Japan and creates gallery and installation work in her own unique illustration style. Look and learn at the works of some of artist Mylan Nguyen’s favorite illustrators, Ako Castuera, Yumi Sakugawa, and Gerald Leung, and examine their approach to designing and creating compelling characters.

Participants will complete a small color wheel, practice brushstrokes, and salt techniques to create a unique piece on silk. Teens will get a chance to dream up and draw their own characters on silk with the loose theme of “imaginary friendship”.  Then, participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions around narrative, personal illustration style, and what it means to create a voice that is unique to the characters that come from one’s own world. Pieces from this workshop will be used by the artist to create a sculptural, interactive installation that will be displayed alongside participant work in a community exhibition.

*Please Note*
This workshop is for teens ages 13-18.

Jul
13
Thu
Public Program | Artist Talk with Sopheap Pich
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Public Program | Artist Talk with Sopheap Pich @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Join Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist, Sopheap Pich,

as he discusses Rang Phnom Flower (2015), his most ambitious single-form sculpture to date, with our Curator of Asian Art, Dr. Jacqueline Chao.  Pich’s oversized sculpture conveys the power of nature and also prompts visitors to consider concepts of scale.  The twenty-five-foot long sculpture, composed of hundreds of strands of rattan and bamboo, will be on view at the Crow Collection of Asian Art from June 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018 as part of Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Artist talk and Q&A

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Meet and Greet with the Artist

 

Jul
14
Fri
Public Program | Artist 2 Artist with Sopheap Pich
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 14 @ 9:30 pm
Public Program | Artist 2 Artist with Sopheap Pich @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Artist 2 Artist offers local artists and art enthusiasts the opportunity to meet each other, create, collaborate, and celebrate the exhibition Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich.

Bring a friend or just yourself, and, in the spirit of the exhibition, create an original collaborative work of art with fellow artists.Open bar from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Prizes awarded to the winning team.

About the Artist:

Sopheap Pich (b. 1971) is recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist.  Born in Battambang, Cambodia, he moved with his family to the United States in 1984, and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.  In 2002, he returned to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he continues to be based.  Pich is known for working with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax and earth pigments gathered from around Cambodia and making sculptures that are inspired by bodily organs, vegetal forms, and abstract geometric structures.  His childhood experiences during the genocidal conditions of late 1970s Cambodia has had a lasting impact on his work, informing its themes of time, memory and the body.

Schedule:

  • 6:30 – 7:00 pm | Check-In & Time in the exhibition Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm | A conversation with Sopheap Pich
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm | Collaborative art-making in teams of 2-3
  • 9:00 – 9:30 pm | Presentation of Works, Peer Review & Selection of Winners

Winning Team will receive:

  • Signed copy of Sopheap Pich’s catalog
  • Free artist membership which includes FREE parking in the Arts District
  • Winners posted on social media
Sep
29
Sat
Public Program | Artist 2 Artist: Clouds and Chaos
Sep 29 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
Photo by Matthew Banderas. Courtesy of Whitman College.

Photo by Matthew Banderas. Courtesy of Whitman College.

This event offers local artists and art enthusiasts the opportunity to meet each other, create, and collaborate.

7:00 – 8:00 pm | Artist Jacob Hashimoto and curator Jacqueline Chao discuss Hashimoto’s newest site-specific installation and exhibition JACOB HASHIMOTO: Clouds and Chaos.

8:00 – 10:00 pm | Bring a friend or make some new ones, as you create a collaborative work of art in the spirit of JACOB HASHIMOTO: Clouds and Chaos. Following a conversation with curator Jacqueline Chao and Jacob Hashimoto, each team of artists will have one hour to create an artwork using only the materials provided. This friendly competition culminates with each participant voting on each team’s work, with the winners receiving a signed catalog from Jacob Hashimoto and an artist level membership. Beer and wine will be available. Must be 21 or older to participate.