The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn is delighted to present Interpreting Rituals: The Butterfly Effect, an exploration into sacredness in contemporary society. On view September 10 - September 23, in conjunction with the Asian American Arts Alliance’s Locating the Sacred Festival, the two-week exhibition considers the quiet reverberations caused by translating the sacred against the backdrop of today's global uncertainly and societal flux. By re-articulating collective memory and spiritual practices through the creative process, each showcased artist is able to subtly yet inevitably unveil the hope of mutual understanding intertwined with a basic human need to emotionally connect and respond to one’s surroundings.
Ranging from film screenings to ceramics, photography and print making, each work asks the viewer to reflect on the conceptual and experiential pluralism of sacredness. Guests will be invited into an interactive yet introspective space to reflect on spiritual vitality as it vibrates across cultures, time and generations.
On Saturday, September 15 from 1-6 PM, spend the afternoon at NARS for a full afternoon of community programs and events. Experience a Meditation Session, bring the whole family to an Artist Led Children’s Clay Workshop, and enjoy an interactive tea service and drinks from the exhibited ceramic vessels. Also, please join us for an Artist Talk and Reception. NARS will also host one of Eric Gamalinda's “QRoems” as a destination along the route of his interactive multi-venue project, Deep Splendor: The Way of the Bodhisattva.
1:00 - 3:00 : Interactive tea service with Ming Yuen-Schat
1:30 - 3:30 : Clay workshop for children and families led by Veronica Frenning
3:00 - 3:30: Meditation workshop guided by instructors from the Interdependence Project in collaboration with Yasuyo Tanaka
4:00 - 5:00 : Artist Talk
5:00 - 6:00 : Artist Reception
Exhibiting artists include Veronica Frenning, Lily & Honglei, Gautam Kansara, Ming Yuen-Schat, Yasuyo Tanaka and Eric K. Yue.
The Asian American Arts Alliance’s Locating the Sacred is a 25-event 12-day Festival which takes place from September 12 to September 23, 2012 across all five New York boroughs.