Peace Week with Goldenstein Gallery!

May we know Peace, Peace in our Hearts, Peace in our World!

I am proud to be among the incredibly talented artists of Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona AZ celebrating another International Day of Peace!  Join me in the gallery for A kick off meditation September 14 at 9:30 am and a closing meditation and dedication September 28 at 9:30.

Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona Curates City-Wide Art Exhibition EVERY DAY PEACE

“This year marks the 36th Anniversary of the International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations. Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. In 2012 Sedona was honored to receive a proclamation from the United Nations making Sedona the 35th International City of Peace.

This year, the International Day of Peace will focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants with Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. In Sedona, from September 14th -28th, the public is invited to take part in Every Day Peace, a special Sedona City Wide Art Exhibit curated by Linda Goldenstein.

Every Day Peace officially opens at Goldenstein Gallery on September 14th at 9:30 a.m. with a guided Peace Meditation led by renowned artist and speaker Sherab Khandro. Khandro will lead another guided peace meditation at Goldenstein Gallery on September 28th at 9:30am. The public is invited to attend both meditations.

Stretching across five locations throughout Sedona, Every Day Peace locations include Goldenstein Gallery, Sedona City Hall, L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona Rouge and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Sedona City Hall Plaza holds seventeen outdoor pieces: life-size and monumental sculptures by internationally renowned artists James Muir, David Phelps and an interactive Bell Garden featuring the reclaimed metal bells of Cheston Trammel.

A Painter and sculptor, Khandro wishes to inspire the hearts and minds of others. She is one of a handful of early western artists to receive formal training from Buddhist masters in exile in the US, bringing forth traditional sacred art in the way it has been done for centuries. Using the neo-impressionist style of pointillism, her paintings resonate with purpose: tiny dots of color create vibrant imagery, every dot is offered as a blessing to end suffering in the world. The power of presence can be viscerally felt in her work and flows into paintings and also encompasses her sculpture and intentional jewelry line.

As an extension of Every Day Peace, Khandro will be featured in Los Angeles September 16-21 in BudART, a special exhibit that highlights the work of artists whose art is a living representation of meditation.

Allegorical Art is a term Sedona artist James Muir uses to describe his art as being filled with symbolic meaning. His meticulous attention to detail, coupled with an insightful grasp of the human experience results in exquisitely crafted and poignant bronzes.

Placed near the Peace Pole at City Hall, James Muir’s poignant “Children” sculpture epitomizes this year’s U.N. theme. Fleeing before the storm clouds of war, a little refugee girl, herself still merely a child, gives comfort and reassurance to her own doll-child. Through it all, she reflects the uncertain innocence and trust of all children inheriting a world not of their making, yet, filled with the hope of creating a better future. In addition to Sedona City Hall, a life sized special presentation of Children is part of the Permanent Collection at the Auschwitz Birkenau Holocaust Museum in Poland.

Muir is completing a monumental bronze, commissioned for Sedona’s Chapel of the Holy Cross, that will rest on the interior window cross and be unveiled in the Spring of 2017. The maquette bronze sculpture of this poignant piece can be seen both at Goldenstein Gallery and the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Visitors to Every Day Peace are invited to play Cheston Trammel’s stunning series of sculptural reclaimed metal bells placed at City Hall and other locations.

For more information on their artists, artwork, Satellite Exhibits Sedona City Wide, and Artists in Residence please visit GoldensteinArt.com. Sign up for their monthly E-zine, Instagram and Facebook or call 928-204-1765. Open daily, Goldenstein Gallery’s address is 150 State Route 179, at the corner of SR179 and 89A. Voted Best Gallery in Sedona 10 years running and recently named the best place to shop in Sedona by USA Today’s 10 Best, Goldenstein Gallery is known for its diversity of world-renowned local and regional artists in all media and styles.”   –BWW Media Desk

 

 

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“Everyday Peace”

Celebrating 35th Anniversary of International Day of Peace in Sedona

 

This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations. Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. On September 16, 2016, the Secretary-General of the United Nations will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Japanese Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. In Sedona, the public is invited to take part in “Everyday Peace”, the dedication of Sherab Khandro’s “Wheel of Compassion” sculpture at L’Auberge de Sedona on Wednesday September 21 at 11am.

In 2012 Sedona was honored to receive a proclamation from the United Nations making Sedona the 35th International City of Peace. In the past four years nearly 100 others have been added across the globe. “Everyday Peace” is one of several Sedona City of Peace events.

“Everyday Peace” guests will have the opportunity to write their intentions down and place them in a bowl next to the wheel and spin the wheel releasing billions of intentions for Peace, Love and Compassion as the wheel turns. Sherab Khandro will lead the intention setting ceremony and speak about the Wheel of Compassion. Talented singer, songwriter, musician Suzie Schomaker will perform live music.

Painter and sculptor Sherab (Shey) Khandro wishes to inspire the hearts and minds of others. She is one of a handful of early western artists to receive formal training from Buddhist masters in exile in the US, bringing forth traditional sacred art in the way it has been done in Tibet for centuries. Using the neo-impressionist style of pointillism in her paintings, tiny dots of color create vibrant imagery; each stroke of the brush holds the intention of compassion.

This healing intention also carries through in her sculpture. In 2006 she received a grant from the City of Sedona Department of Arts and Culture Commission to develop a prayer wheel in the Tibetan Buddhist style. A year later, during Goldenstein Gallery’s November 2007 show “Chi” Art as a Healing Medium”, Khandro unveiled the pre-cast of the limited edition bronze “Wheel of Compassion.”

You can see more of Sherab Khandro’s work including paintings, her intentional jewelry line and interactive sculptures such as the Wheel of Compassion at Goldenstein Gallery.

“Everyday Peace” takes place at 11am on Wednesday, September 21st at L’Auberge de Sedona. The public is invited to join artist Sherab Khandro, and send their intentions for peace into the world. L’Auberge De Sedona is located in Uptown Sedona and has partnered with Goldenstein Gallery in creating a rich and vibrant arts scene through their collection of fine works, the gallery’s changing exhibitions and diverse Artists in Residence program. Shey Khandro is often found painting creekside at the charming resort. Check the gallery’s website for the Artist in Residence schedule.

For more information about “Everyday Peace” please call Goldenstein Gallery at 928-204-1765.

Voted Best Gallery in Sedona 9 years running and recently named the best place to shop in Sedona by USA Today 10 Best, Goldenstein Gallery is known for its diversity of world-renowned local and regional artists in all media and styles.

Open daily; Goldenstein Gallery is located at 70 Dry Creek Rd in West Sedona. Parking available. Visit www.GoldensteinArt.com for their informative monthly E-zine or call 928-204-1765.

 

 

 

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Visions of Peace Gardens Dancing in my Head

Peace Gardens: Wheel of Compassion

In our busy, fast paced world, a Pocket Peace Garden offers us a place to pause; an invitation to center in our heart, creating space in our minds. As we breathe in deeply, we fill ourselves with Compassionate Intention. As we breathe out we wish that all beings know happiness. This state of mindfulness leads us along the path to Peace; Peace in our Hearts, Peace in our World.

Inspiration

The focal point of this intentional space is the Wheel of Compassion. This kinetic bronze sculpture is filled with sacred words, aspirations for a more peaceful and compassionate world. This unique, artistic piece is modeled after ancient sacred sculptures, alive with intention, a source of blessings over centuries. Legend has it that long  ago, a great spiritual master created a profound experiment. Setting sacred words in motion, he observed that for those nearby the experience was likened to that of viewing a fine painting, listening to a beautiful piece of music or watching an awe inspiring sunset. The experience uplifted and inspired.

Taking Action

Interaction with the Wheel of Compassion brings an inner calmness that emanates outward.  As we spin The Wheel of Compassion, we give rise to compassion in our minds. Setting this energy in motion, we are uplifted; our hands and our thoughts igniting our hearts. While reflecting on the power of Compassion, we are reminded of the small things that add up to great change; acts of Kindness, of Patience, of Generosity, creating positive change in our lives and the lives of others.

As the wheel turns, silent blessings of Compassion are generated, a calming and healing influence spreading in the world.

Designed for private, corporate or community garden spaces, these sculptures offer a perfect moment to pause. Reflecting on the power of Compassion, we then step back into our day; hearts open, load lighter, one step closer to Peace. Peace in our Hearts, Peace in our World.

Created as a Limited Edition Bronze Edition of 21.

Available through Goldenstein Gallery  Sedona, AZ

Please contact us for details.

 

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“The Emissary” on SedonaNOW TV with Goldenstein Gallery

Whispers on the Wind … May We Know Peace

“The Emissary”

     

Planting seeds of a larger vision, the Emissary stands tall, a messenger of peace and possibility. Along the length of the spiraling ribbon are inscribed the words  “May We Know Peace.”  As this sculpture turns, the ribbon appears to spiral upwards, the dragonfly taking flight, carrying forth aspirations for Peace.  Peace in our hearts, Peace in the world.

The small acts undertaken in each moment are the steps that lead to worlds of change.

Designed to be interactive, this sculpture turns on people power. With this act we turn our minds, lifting our sites, opening our hearts. Our aspirations representing our collective vision for Peace, now and for future generations … May we know peace.

“I know there are those that feel that World Peace is just a dream. From where I sit, I know it is possible. This is an invitation to believe together. “    -Sherab Khandro

 

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