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The Visionary Art Intensive at Omega Institute is Almost Here!

By on July 18, 2016


Join us for the first time. Join us again. Take your art to a new level and take with you touchstones for works of art to come. Omega Institute is the place for artists of all-levels of ability to come together and GET OUR ART ON! Gift yourself with the activity that nurtures your creative soul. You know you want to be with us for five days filled of art and love that you will not forget.

Through illustrated talks, vision practices, and group interaction, we empower the process of bringing our heart’s iconography to outer form and examine the worldwide visionary art movement.

Using guided imagery, meditation, shamanic ascent, and love model chakra drawings of body and soul, we open the doors of the imagination to the theater of revelation. Utilizing basic materials such as graphite, colored pencils, pastels, and watercolors, we commit mental pictures to paper and discuss the aesthetic dimension of our mystical experiences.

Learn how to draw the face and figure.

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Explore art as a spiritual path and art as a career, address technical concerns, and define your creative goals. Re-enter the charged vortex where we will empower each other toward breakthroughs in our artwork. Immerse in your passion within a supportive community of artists to vision and create and express.

Arrive Sunday evening, July 21; depart Friday afternoon, July 26. CoSM Barbecue for Omega Class to follow on Friday evening, July 26. Tour Entheon with A&A.



5-DAY VISIONARY ART INTENSIVE @ OMEGA INSTITUTE
with ALEX & ALLYSON

Register at eomega.org

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Hoodie Salinas: Sculpture Meets Sustainability

By on July 18, 2016


“Mama Jaguar” from Envision Festival, 2015

Ernest “Hoodie” Salinas is a San Francisco based artist and sculptor who specializes in environmentally conscious stage design and construction. Traveling the globe, Hoodie creates outstanding installations at festivals and events that are enchanting to the eye.


“Magicika” from Once Upon a Fesitival. Photo by Edward Clynes.

Hoodie’s approach stems from his desire to build only from locally sourced materials, reclaimed woods, metals and glass, creatively constructing them into an artistic display of visual stimulating, interactive designs.

His goal is simply to give his audience an all encompassing and transcendental experience which is emulated by the harmony between the stage presentation and its surrounding environment.

“Torn Between” from Lighting In A Bottle Festival 2016.

Hoodie recently revealed the forest’s face, adding his artistic flavor to the CoSM property. Design in collaboration with Alex Grey, a dying oak tree made a resurgence in the form of a Tree Shaman. With no official name yet, this instillation is an extraordinary addition. A must see!

Newest sculptural addition to CoSM! Hoodie with Alex & Allyson.

Best of luck to Hoodie as he continues his artistic pilgrimage. For more information on this spectacular visionary, stay updated through his Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to stop by during CoSM’s open hours to get a first hand look at his contribution to the community!

Visionary Salon with Author Diana Reed Slattery

By on July 15, 2016

Novelist, scholar, and video performance artist, Diana Slattery, bestowed samples of visionary intelligence found in her new book, Xenolinguistics: Psychedelics, Language, and the Evolution of Consciousness. Xenolinguistics documents Diana’s eleven-year adventure of psychonautic exploration.

Allyson, who wrote the forward to Xenolinguistics, revealed her creative process behind a root component to her art: Secret Writing. Allyson’s 20 unpronounceable letters are symbols for the nameless presence and spirit that is immbedded in all communication; that which cannot be reduced to concepts.

A Q&A with Diana, Allyson and Alex followed. Discussions on the co-evolution of language and consciousness provided the opportunity for patrons to look deep into the realms of science, the history of language, psychedelic self-exploration, and science fiction.

Thank you Diana for your knowledge and wisdom! Be sure to visit her official page to get your very own copy of Xenolinguistics!

Diana Slattery presenting at CoSM.

 

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