Union Street Gallery is celebrating 100 years of Jazz as a member of the Southland Arts, Municipalities, and Business Alliance (S.A.M.B.A.) throughout February and April 2017. There are several notable aspects of Jazz that can be embraced in the visual arts. One of the most commonly addressed is improvisation. While that is not the focus of our call for art, our short timeline for submission pushes artists to quickly make something before the deadline. We hope this encourages artists to embrace more of the improvisational qualities from jazz. Our official jazz focus for this call is syncopation. Syncopation is when several varieties of rhythms work in an unexpected way to create something offbeat.
Union Street Gallery is looking for works of art that visually embrace the idea of syncopation. Works can be created in any medium. The artist must supply equipment for multi-media work if accepted. Work will be selected by Union Street Gallery staff.
Syncopation is our contribution to SAMBA's Let Them Eat Jazz festival happening throughout the southland this February to April 2017. In addition to the selected participating artists, we have invited three artists to live paint to jazz music during the reception. We welcome the work of Patricia Moore, Anitra Frazier, and Patt Knerr.
Using the vibrations of Venus and Neptune Consciously
by Karen Tlusty-Rissman and Cecily Hunt
Join us for a unique sound meditation that combines the Venus and Neptune gongs, Native American flute, Tibetan bowls and other instruments to create a heightened meditation space. Planetary influences are honored as the rhythms of the universe are celebrated.
Please bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, sleeping bag, etc for your comfort during the meditation.
Everything in the universe is made of vibrations; even the planets in our solar system emit sounds as recorded by NASA. The instrument that comes closest to echoing these planetary songs is the gong and certain gongs are created to resonate with the tonal vibrations of specific planets.
Spend time in meditation with the Venus and Neptune gongs to connect with a deeper sense of love and the infinite ocean of spirit.
Song of the Planets
Quiets the mind
Revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies
Removes the blocks and patterns that no longer serve you
Creates space for listening to internal guidance
Honors the commitment of self-care and self-love