Featuring Mark Henson
Hosted by Alex & Allyson
7:30 – Art of Good Will: Creativity & Social Transformation
8:30 – Break
8:45 – Session 2 begins
10pm – End of event
Take part in a Visionary Salon with Mark Henson, Alex & Allyson. Mark will show and share about some of his own work and give a talk on politics and art, an especially timely topic for discussion during the impending presidential election.
Visionary Painter Mark Henson is well known for his political, erotic and spiritually charged renderings of the intersection of the metaphysical cosmos with hard- core realities. He has been a practicing artist over 50 years, and was a visiting instructor at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art.
Mark was born and is still living in Northern California, and attended the University of California, Davis, receiving a degree in studio art in 1973. He has been a professional artist ever since, working with a wide variety of mediums, primarily oil painting at present. He has co-founded several gallery ventures, traveled extensively in Asia and elsewhere, and now operates Sacred Light Studio from his home out in the countryside north of San Francisco.
About his art he says, “I believe that art can have the ability to catalyze positive social and cultural changes. In addition to stimulating our visual cortex, Art has the amazing magical power to evoke profound emotional intensity as well as to provoke intellectual thinking. My aspiration as an artist is to create compelling images of beauty and power that serve to promote our Conscious Evolution as human beings, and to show us how to live in a peaceful world. To this end I like to present images exploring themes of Awakening Consciousness, Divine Sexuality, Political Realities and Living in Harmony with Nature.”
Alex Grey, world-renowned artist, poet, and author, is best loved for his paintings which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. His books, Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and mystical experiences that shaped his spiritual artistic life. Alex's most recent monograph, Net of Being, addresses how his art is evolving the cultural body through icons of interconnectedness. www.alexgrey.com
Allyson Grey, artist, writer and social sculptor, has co-written and edited a dozen books and all seven volumes of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. Since 1975, Allyson has been artistic partner and studio mate of artist, Alex Grey. With a Master of Fine Arts from Tufts University, Allyson has been an educator and muse to artists for over 30 years. Alex and Allyson are the parents of actress, Zena Grey. allysongrey.com Together, the Grey co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, an interfaith church since 2008, celebrating creativity as a spiritual path.
Rooms are available for rent in the Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
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