All Past Art Exhibits at Wisdom Ways

one stroke makes a painting: ensō & other zen paintings

Exhibit by Bob Schmitt. 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 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.

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Iraq is Flying

Jamal Penjweny’s photographs of the Iraqi conflict have been published around the world. But at the peak of the conflict, frustrated that war was the world’s only lens on his country, he left photojournalism and began focusing on his artwork. To show another dimension of Iraq—its life and future and resilient people—he captures ordinary children, men and women, US and Iraqi soldiers all leaping into the air.

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Superior Light

Fascinated by the layering of colors in the depths of the forest and the grassy meadows they surround, Rita Beyer Corrigan is currently working with landscape images of northern Minnesota, especially along Lake Superior. The contrast of and reflective nature of water set against the land forms of both rocks and trees also call her to record their images.

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Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict

Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict is a multimedia, multicultural, multigenerational exhibit designed to educate people about genocide; explain the causes and consequences of genocide; present action steps to prevent it; and remember those in our own communities who have fled from these atrocities and whose families and communities have been destroyed.

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