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    • Art by Jayanthi Moorthy
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  • ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    Jayanthi Moorthy was born and raised in India and currently resides in NYC. She is a self-taught visual artist and multimedia designer. Her work includes mixed media, calligraphy, and installations that capture everyday life with a focus on the social, cultural, and spiritual conflicts of Asian Indians.
    www.jaymoorthy.com

    Margaret Chase has experience as a theatre artist, teacher, writer, and visual artist. She has developed, implemented, taught and evaluated arts/education public programs and workshops in museums (NY Hall of Science, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Fraunces Tavern Museum), NYC and Long Island schools, and community organizations (Poets in Public Service, Fair Media Council). She has studied yoga, tai chi, and chi gung and volunteers teaching yoga/arts to seniors with hearing challenges. Margaret has been painting and drawing in varied media for 10+ years, with special passion for transformative art-making for healing and contemplation. Traveling in Nepal in 2011 and recently studying with master Tibetan Buddhist thangka painter Tashi Dhargyal intensified her desire to use art of all kinds for meditation, harmony, and sharing.

     
     

    ABOUT THE VENUE

    The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art’s mission is to present the art, culture and history of Tibet to a world audience in order to educate and inspire appreciation of Himalayan cultures and to foster better global understanding. The founder, Jacques Marchais (1887-1948) intended the Museum, founded in 1945, to serve as a bridge between Tibetan art and culture and the West. This “Jewel on a Hillside” replicates the monasteries of Tibet while it contains the unique artifacts that reflect the art, history, culture & religious articles that have been destroyed in their homeland.
    www.tibetanmuseum.org

    The Threads That Bind

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The Threads That Bind

EXPLORING SACRED TRADITIONS OF TIBET AND INDIA

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 through Sunday, September 23, 2012
Exhibition Opening on Friday, September 14, 2012, 5-8pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 1-5pm or by appointment

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Buses: S54, S74, X15 to Richmond Rd-Lighthouse Av or Richmond Rd-McKinley Av

$6 Adults
$4 Students and Seniors
(718) 987-3500
www.tibetanmuseum.org

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is the oldest example of Himalayan-style architecture in the United States. Designed to resemble a small monastic complex set atop the mountains of Tibet, the museum allows the viewers to appreciate traditional Tibetan art in a contextual setting. The artist Jayanthi Moorthy presents Sacred Writings and Threads, an outdoor installation combining works on canvas, handwritten rolls sourced from the community in New York and sacred threads from temples in India. The writings act as a meditative tool, while tying threads represents the bonding with loved ones. Sacred Writings and Threads will create a space where one can draw strength and courage from our relationship with nature. On Friday, September 14, 2012 at 5pm, the museum presents an accompanying public program with a hands-on mandala workshop, Mandala Dreams, by artist, performer, writer, and educator, Margaret Chase. Explore the threads that bind us to nature, religion, and family in this enchanted land on Staten Island.