Art Exhibits Winter/Spring 2018

 

one stroke makes a painting:
ensō & other zen paintings
Bob Schmitt
January – March

 

Gaia: Heartsongs of Connectedness
Marie Olofsdotter
April – June

 

 

 

Browse our past art exhibits


Art exhibits can be viewed on the ground level of Carondelet Center, Monday-Friday and weekends. Please click the above exhibit links to find out showing times and other information for each of the exhibits.

Building Hours February 20 – March 4
Building opens at 8:30 am unless otherwise noted below.

Tuesday, February 20: Close at 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 21: Close at 10:00 pm

Thursday, February 22: Close at 9:00 pm

Friday, February 23:  Close at 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 24: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 25: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, February 26: Close at 8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 27: Close at 7:45 pm

Wednesday, February 28: Close at 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 1: Close at 8:30 pm

Friday, March 2:  Close at 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 3: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 4: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Jan
2
Tue
one stroke makes a painting: ensō & other zen paintings @ Carondelet Center
Jan 2 – Mar 31 all-day

 

Zen art expresses the inexpressible as it helps to transform the way we see ourselves in the world. It is both the ultimate statement and the beginning of the journey all at once.

the ensō

The form of the circle is iconic to the formation of many languages, be it as a symbol for the moon, the sun, the wheel of reality. Known as the ensō in Japan, it is the most common subject of zen calligraphy. Its essence can be difficult to grasp.

Is it just a circle painted in one stroke, or is it the totality of our existence? Is it creating an enclosure in the chaos or is it defining nothingness?

In its creation, the ensō challenges the painter/practitioner to be present, to be open, to be flexible, and to be honest.

It requires the painter to both put themselves totally in the stroke and to totally get out of the way in its expression at the same moment.

Painting the ensō is a koan in motion.

Pick up the brush and be ready to leap into this moment.

— Bob Schmitt, June 2017

 

Artist:

 

Bob Schmitt is a Quaker and a student and teacher of Chinese calligraphy and painting who lives and paints a stone’s throw from Minnehaha Falls. Learn more at www.laughingwatersstudio.com.


 

 

Art exhibits can be viewed on the ground level of Cardondelet Center, Monday-Friday and weekends. Please click the above exhibit links to find out showing times and other information for each of the exhibits.

Building Hours February 20 – March 4
Building opens at 8:30 am unless otherwise noted below.

Tuesday, February 20: Close at 8:00 pm

Wednesday, February 21: Close at 10:00 pm

Thursday, February 22: Close at 9:00 pm

Friday, February 23:  Close at 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 24: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 25: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, February 26: Close at 8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 27: Close at 7:45 pm

Wednesday, February 28: Close at 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 1: Close at 8:30 pm

Friday, March 2:  Close at 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 3: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 4: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
1
Sun
Gaia: Heartsongs of Connectedness @ Carondelet Center
Apr 1 – Jun 30 all-day

 

Come explore the artistic vision of painter, author, illustrator, mask and puppet maker and poet Marie Olofsdotter, whose playful, vibrant work always has a story to tell.

Trained in Sweden and India, her pieces combine poetry, painting, sculpture and shrine to reflect a love of nature and a devotion to the voice of her individual soul journey.

 

 

 

Marie will teach the class Heartsongs of Poetry at Wisdom Ways on Thursday, May 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Learn more and register.

 

Artist:

Born and raised in Sweden, Marie Olofsdotter lives along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Known for her picture books Sofia and the Heartmender and A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez, the creative consultant and teaching artist has shared her enthusiasm for creativity and the arts through the Walker Art Center, the Minnesota Opera, the Loft Literary Center, the MacPhail Center for the Arts, and public libraries and schools across the country