Body & Soul Drawing Workshop & Ritual
Join Alex Grey and Allyson Grey for a drawing meditation. This will take place on Thursday, Jan 30th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and cost $75 as it is not included in the general festival weekend pass. Body & Soul Drawing Workshop As artists, we are the scintilla of universal creativity. In alignment with the Cosmic Order, in a natural flow of our own uniqueness, vision takes form. Whether we create for ”right livelihood” or for our own personal enjoyment, the practice of art can be a healing force. To feel healthy and whole we connect with and manifest the visions of our essence. Turn on your light body. Attune yourself to the presence of the human aura in relation to the flesh. Participants will take home drawings that may be touchstones of the harmonic integration of psyche and soma. All levels of ability are welcome. The workshop will include: • A slide talk on the portrayal of the subtle energetic body throughout art history, • Instruction on proportions, features and expressions of the head and body • Instruction on painting and drawing techniques and elements of design, • Vision practices that allow us to glimpse the interplay of body and soul, [...]
Visionary Arts 2014
Our Visionary Arts being featured with artists painting live as well as a gallery of artists being represented with their work being present, is unparalled for a Maui Mystic event! This year we featured ALEX GREY & ALLYSON GREY, Autumn Skye ART, Yurik Riegel, Dophin Dave, Joanthan Berk and our art gallery is brought together by Brian Paul Smith who has curated at Burning Camps.
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
Alex Grey was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 29, 1953 (Sagittarius), the middle child of a gentle middle-class couple. His father was a graphic designer and encouraged his son’s drawing ability. Young Alex would collect insects and dead animals from the suburban neighborhood and bury them in the back yard. The themes of death and transcendence weave throughout his artworks, from the earliest drawings to later performances, paintings and sculpture. Alex went to the Columbus College of Art and Design on full scholarship from 1971-3. Grey dropped out of art school and painted billboards for Columbus Outdoor Advertising, 1973-4. Grey then moved to Boston to study with and work as studio assistant for conceptual artist, Jay Jaroslav, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1974-5. This video was shot at 2009 Mystic Garden event in Oregon: At the Museum School, Alex met his life-long partner, the artist, Allyson Rymland Grey. At their meeting in 1975, an entheogenically induced mystical experience transformed his agnostic existentialism to a radical transcendentalism. The Grey couple continued to take “sacramental journeys” on LSD. For five years, Alex worked in the Anatomy department at Harvard Medical School preparing cadavers for dissection [...]
Allyson Grey is an Artist & Co-Founder Chapel of Sacred Mirrors Born in 1952, I have been a partner to Alex Grey since 1975. We met at the Boston Museum School where I received a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. I’ve had one person shows at Stux Gallery and O.K. Harris Gallery in NYC, among others. Commissions of permanent public works include a twenty-four foot mural at the First Bank of Lowell, Massachusetts. My paintings have been collected by many corporations and individuals. I paint and collaborate with my husband, the internationally acclaimed artist, Alex Grey, and the film actress daughter, Zena Grey. Alex and I live both in Brooklyn, New York and at CoSM in Wappinger, New York. Compelled to create spiritual art since my spiritual opening on LSD in 1970, I have been attracted to abstraction and an untranslatable symbol system of sacred language. Sacred writing of all faiths, however, come into conflict through human interpretation as the written word defines the differences of philosophy and traditions, when truely the basis of all religion is unity and infinite love. In my teens, I began writing automatically in an invented or transmitted language. Looking at the works can call to mind the [...]
Autumn Skye ART
“My purpose is to create. In that process I find stillness and rhythm, my teacher and passion. With intention, I aim to share honesty and awakening; to celebrate this fantastic adventure; to inspire and be inspired. Each canvas takes me on a journey, and as my paintbrush follows, each time I am lead back to my center. In this shifting and challenging Time, I feel a deep stirring, a potent blossoming of creativity. It is all around us, gaining momentum and strength; in our own lives, in those of our family and community, and in the collective experience. It is our divine duty to create and share inspiration, especially at this time of change. As we honor our own personal creativity, we contribute vitally to the whole. We inspire those around us to celebrate, we empower them to create, we manifest visual mirrors to the light, divinity, and potential of each viewer. As in any art form, as we release judgment, silence our mind, breathe deep into the process, and find bliss in each step; we realize that we are boundlessly assisted in our authentic and heart-centered expression. We step out of the way. We realize that the Art is [...]
Dolphin Dave Jimenez is an International Visionary Artist and Musician. He resides and lives his passion on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. His art embraces his dedication to the interconnectedness and evolution of Humanity, Dolphins and Whales. Dave has lived and played with dolphins for over 25 years. His visionary artwork invokes remembrance of our connection to Nature, the Supernatural and Divine, and the Dreamtime, and expresses Dave’s deep personal relationship to the whales and dolphins.
Yurik Riegel hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. “My art comes from a place of always striving to be the best person I can be -to live and love fiercely and lean out of my introverted artistic shell and share my intense experience of the speechless eternal beauty of life. I want to change the world for the better – one person, one interaction, one paint stroke at a time – by giving them a peek over the edge out of their “reality” and into another world where extreme possibility and inspiration live, where technology only serves and augments the depth of our experience and connection on earth. I see a world where magic hides behind each corner; each tree, manuscript, or circuit board.” Yurik chooses the ancient art of classical oil painting as his vehicle of expressing modern cutting edge concepts. He brings back the extreme technical mastery and craftsmanship of the past, with a modern vision imbued with a thoughtfulness and depth not commonly seen in the popular art of today. His innovative use of classical and contemporary elements, mixed media and genres, and occasional performance art, turn art inside out and brings it back in the [...]
Brian Paul Smith – Curator of Innerlight Gallery
Art by Brian Paul Smith Art by Lindy Kehoe This year, in addition to the live artists (Alex & Allyson Grey, Authum Skye Morrison etc) we are also having an amazing gallery filled with art from international visionary artists curated by Brian Paul Smith. Brian has been the curator for Burning Man Camp Sacred Spaces which was given rave reviews. He has an eye for talented mind blowing & heart opening artists. This year his selected artists at our visionary gallery include the works of: LINDY KEHOE ~ ASHELEY FOREMAN ~ BRIAN PAUL SMIGHT ~ DANIEL MIRANTE ~ MORGAN MANDALA and more! Brian Paul Smith is a digital artist based in Ashland Oregon. A lifelong interest in Art, Computers, Math and Mysticism have been fused together to manifest this one of a kind creative spark. His work is an alchemical exploration of light, color, symmetry, sacred geometry, and the mystical forms that manifest within the cosmic fractal landscape. Like cloud gazing, or a Rorschach test on steroids, Brian’s art beckons the imagination of viewer and reveals an endless array of faces and spirit beings that merge together into unified inter-dimensional windows. Soothing, Mesmerizing and unlike anything you have ever seen [...]
A self taught artist living on the island of Maui. Most of my life as an artist I have been a illustrator and a textile fabric dye worker. I have created many pieces of batik and embroidery art for craft fairs and festivals along with very detailed poster art and designs in the rock n roll live music industry. Nomadic by nature and visiting many power spots and sacred spaces on this amazing earth I try to weave some of that magic into the designs that flow through me in many types of mixed media. Only recently after attending a visionary art and music festival did I find a group of artists that inspired me enough to start trying to capture my visions and windows into my soul through a new media with oil painting.. I have taken the last two years traveling around the globe and studying with some of todays top visionary artists like Adam Scott Miller,Amanda Sage and Alex Grey. It is here that I am finding a new way of seeing and learning things about myself . I’d like to show people the visions that flow from my heart and hand that come from the experiences [...]