Emma’s Birds – “Art and Meditation” Class Exhibition

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery presents:


“Art and Mediation” Class Exhibition

November 13th – November 23rd, 2013

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Open Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 5 pm

Free and open to the public

Please join us for an Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 13th from 4 – 7 pm.

Participating Artists:

Victoria Ayala | Divya Balakrishnan | Jonathan Bell | Alexis Casillas | Yuan Chen | Pascal Guevara | Sayo Guillaume | Benjamin Jackson | Yini Lam | Adriana Lemus | Miles Mathews | Mitzy Medina | Dominga Opazo | Yulia Samokhvalova | Anna Shainskaya | Jason Thomason

Emma's Birds Image

Meditation is arguably the most ancient, powerful, yet simple spiritual practice in the world. It is known in various forms in nearly all times and cultures, and plays a part in every religious tradition.

Katherine Sherwood’s Art 164 examines how meditation can affect art both in terms of practice and content. Artworks displayed in both the Art Practice Department lobby and Worth Ryder Gallery investigate concepts driven by our understanding of visual art done in contemplative practice.

Students produced projects that encompass prayer beads, healing scrolls, collaborative drawings inspired by artist Emma Kunz, and interpretive birds based on conference of the birds by Sufi poet Attar.

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