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AUGUST 2011 EVENTS

Aug 3

Schizophrenia and Art (Lecture)

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Barry Altenberg, M.D.
Michele Altenberg, Artist

RSVP to Michele Altenberg, 505-982-2972

A documentary film of the project, also entitled Mining The Unconscious, screens at all galleries.

This presentation will cover the similarities in art among psychotic artists.  We’ll explore the exquisite work of “John” with whom Dr. Altenberg has worked over the past twenty years in his battle with schizophrenia.  Dr. Altenberg will discuss the medical aspect of this person while Michele Altenberg will do a comparative study of John’s early to mature art work.

(Free)

NOTE:  Seating limited to 25 people!

City of Santa Fe Community Gallery
Aug 5

The Tree of Hope (A Play)

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Patricia Crespin, Playwright
Joe Abraham Dean, Multimedia Artist
Karen Paramananda, Actress
Kieran Sequoia, Director
Produced by Relative Goods Productions

The Tree of Hope is a one woman multimedia  play monologue based on the surreal life of Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter.  These talented theatre artists have captured the dream within the life of Kahlo through spoken word, sound, and multimedia projections.  Many of the insights and images were drawn from Kahlo’s personal diary which shows her tumultuous inner life and her most intimate thoughts.  The performance hopes to draw the audience into the mind of Kahlo.  In order to fully understand her we must understand her obsessions, passions, love, heart, and most of all pain.

A documentary film of the project, also entitled Mining The Unconscious, screens at all galleries.

(Free)

NOTE:  Seating limited to 75 people!  First come, first served.

City of Santa Fe Community Gallery
Aug 6

The Shaman’s Doorway to Power, Myth, and Creativity (Workshop)

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Amy Cortese, M.S., C.S.C., L.P.C.C.
RSVP to Amy Cortese, 505-466-6686

Participants will be introduced to the cross-cultural origins of shamanism and the shamanic journey.  Through story, the shamanic journey and its discussion, we will explore the importance of our relationships with helping spirits as we deepen our understanding of the forces inspiring our souls’ creativity.

4 CEUs

(Free)

NOTE:  Seating Limited to 25 participants!

Public Library, Main Branch, Community Room
Aug 6

Spanish Mustang Workshop

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Robin Doughman, M.F.A., Professional Horseman
Julia Lanham, Pacifica Graduate Institute

RSVP and Directions to the Workshop:
Robin Doughman or Connie Doughman 505-466-1549 or robindoughman@aol.com

The symbolic meanings of the horse go back to prehistory.  The first written acknowledgement of the horse was in the third millennium BC.  Slate tablets referencing the wild horse were uncovered in Elam, present day Iraq and Iran.  The horse is a strong dream symbol of strength, grace, beauty, power, nobility, perseverance, and freedom.  Spanning both sexes it presents and enduring image of the mare and motherhood, as well as masculine strength and power.  The Spanish mustang travels through our imagination into the archetypal images of dreamscapes carrying with it creative inspiration.

(Free)

Local Equine Arena: Caballada Mestenada
Aug 6

Mining The Unconscious: Exhibit III – Opening Reception

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Gallery is open weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) 1- 6 p.m. or by appointment

A documentary film of the project, also entitled Mining The Unconscious, screens at all galleries.

An exhibition by the members of the International Encaustic Art Institute demonstrates the versatility of the encaustic (pigmented wax) medium in expressing dreamy abstract qualities of the unconscious with its inherent layered complexity.

505-424-6487

Pyramid Gallery, Encaustic Art Institute
Aug 13

Dreamwork in Action: Experiencing the Red Book from the Inside Out (Workshop)

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ann Hollier, PhD

Carl Jung was a trailblazer.  The Red Book, his illustrated journey into the unconscious through dreams and active imagination, holds a unique position in Western literature.  Yet the journey itself is nothing new.  Jung’s encounters with the growing edge of the Self are what life requires of all of us.  What makes the Red Book unique is Jung’s ability to embrace the process fearlessly while documenting it for us, both verbally and through lush provocative images, with a scientist’s meticulous attention to detail.  Like Jung we are constantly pulled into terra incognita and challenged to integrate parts of ourselves too strange, too powerful, too dark, too wonderful to previously have been imagined – - – or embodied.  The Red Book provides a valuable guidebook mapping this process and helping us embrace the cycle of psychological death and rebirth as a necessary and inevitable part of our own growth.

(Free)

NOTE:  Seating Limited to 75 people!  Check this site and page for updates.

Public Library, Main Branch, Community Room