Vistas: Seeing the Seashore and Mountains with Fresh Eyes
an artist “from away” can appreciate a place as deeply
as those who have lived their entire lives in the same spot.
outsider vividly experiences the colors, textures, patterns, and
contrasts of a new environment. His or her eyes have not been
dulled by familiarity and the need to wrest a living from the
scenery on a daily basis.
features award-winning artwork, photos, and videos by Bob Barancik.
He uses his work to elicit creative responses from participants.
It is an experiential process of really seeing and being open
to unexpected insights. It is not about product or technique.
Both the media
presentation and the workshop can be structured into appropriate
learning modules for different audiences and attention spans.
Workshops generally run from one to three hours and are suitable
for both young people and adults.
Sabi Maine: The Beauty of Weathered Surfaces and Thoughts
sabi” is the centuries-old Zen Buddhist perception of beauty.
It cannot be literally translated from the Japanese into English.
But certain words catch some of its spirit—rustic, worn,
irregular, roughly textured, earthy, and weather-beaten.
live in an era of slick computer graphics and shrink wrapped packages,
there remains a primal craving for a more rustic world. A place
revealed by the grinding cycles of the seasons. Millions of tourists
flock to Maine each summer and experience the joy of wabi sabi
without knowing they are having a Zen experience.
features award-winning artwork, photos, and videos created by
Bob Barancik. He uses his work to elicit creative responses from
participants. Particular attention is paid to zexploring the inevitable
conflict between consumerism and the world’s natural processes.
This is an experiential workshop about really seeing and making