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Mandala Illumination Writers Workshop with Karen Finley via Zoom

March 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Writing from the Mandala

A mandala is a circular composition of symbols, images and shapes. Mandala in Sanskrit means circle.  In our workshop we will create our own mandala either with images or words and let our circle speak back to us for inspiration. We will have a series of prompts, meditations for us to further encourage our writing practice. We will focus with contemplation to uncover and apply symbolic meaning, and offer artistic awakening with our creative practice. Our writing encounter will weave inward and outward connecting to a collective unconscious spirit for activating the imagination. We will discover a deeper intuitive context and identify symbolic guides especially needed during these times of the pandemic. Identifying nature, colorful hues, geometry, or imaginary beings will show up in story and poetic form.  Now moving forward to spring, we begin to declare new signs of blooming, growth, hope and joy. Please join us for an illuminating workshop to inspire our creative process.

NB: This class will be capped at 15 students. Scholarship applications are due on February 15th. Please read the course policies page before signing up for any of our workshops.

This 3.5hour class will be taught via Zoom. The link will be sent at the time of registration (please check spam filters) and again in the day before class. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Karen Finley is an artist, performer, and author. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her raw and transgressive performances have brought debate and controversy. Finley was the named plaintiff for the Supreme Court case Finley vNEA that challenged the decency provision in government grants to artists through the National Endowment for the Arts. Her performances and visual art have been presented internationally such as in The Barbican in London, Lincoln Center, New York City, the Bobino in Paris, amongst others. Finley is interested in freedom of expression concerns, social justice, visual culture, art education,, metaphysics and lectures, and gives workshops widely. Her most recent work is a collaborative participatory walk- Invocation: Retracing Seneca Village with Kimiyo Bremer. And she is developing a new project, COVID Anxiety Vortex Opera  Kaleidoscope Kitty Disco. Finley is the author of nine books, including her latest, Grabbing Pussy ( OR Books 2018) and the 25th anniversary edition of Shock Treatment by City Lights. A recipient of many awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is an arts professor in Art and Public Policy at New York University. Follow her on Instagram @the_yam_mam


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March 12
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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