Mandalas and Solstice
20 Belvoir Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Artist and art therapist Jas Milam will present on Mandalas. After this program, as part of our Summer Solstice, we adjourn to the outdoor Pavilion to create a pookalam (mandala made with natural materials, plus other offerings) and refreshments.
Program presenter: Jas Milam, artist/art therapist
Mandalas are drawings inside circles and have a rich and cross-cultural place in healing. The word mandala is Sanskrit for “circle”. Mandala artwork is represented cross culturally and historically and includes Buddhist sand mandalas, yantras and maybe even crop circles. They may be made of colored sand, chalk, paint or crayon and incorporate geometrics based on sacred geometry as well as personal imagery. Carl Jung thought the mandala a perfect format for self-portraits, glancing at the unconscious mind and healing the emotions. He reintroduced mandalas to the Western world. Tonight join Jas Milam, artist/art therapist, for a presentation on mandalas from all over the world and how they are used in healing. Then we will move to the pavilion to make a pooklam mandala from flowers. colored sand and other mixed media.
jas milam, MAAT
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