If you will be in northwestern Oregon this weekend join sacred artist and Touchstones contributor Mara Berendt Friedman at the Rose Spring Center for the Healing Arts in Hillsboro for Passion!!!Flower Sacred Art Playshop on Saturday June 19th.
Bring family and friends for a shared potluck dinner, guided meditation and drumming. A collection of Mara’s paintings and drawings celebrating the Beauty of Woman can also be seen on display at Rose Spring Center from Saturday June 19th through August 31st. For more details visit http://touchstonesofthesacred.com/artists/mara-berendt-friedman.
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This year marks Cerro Pedernal Heritage Association’s 3rd annual Arts Tour.
If you are in New Mexico head over this weekend to support the work of local traditional and contemporary New Mexico artists including Touchstones contributor Jan West. Directions and more details about the event are available at http://www.pedernalheritage.org/
Jan took the photograph at right while sitting before dawn in Ghost House where Georgia O’Keeffe lived during her first year in New Mexico. O’Keefe continued to live in near by Abiquiu, New Mexico and in her second house on the Ghost Ranch property, until she had to move to Santa Fe near the end of her life.
A fun story Jan tells about this photograph: I befriended a dear and spectacular story teller named Tio Manzanarez. Tio was Georgia O’keeffe’s personal assistant for about 13 years starting at age 13. I sent him this image as a greeting card last summer and without blinking an eye, he said, “Ansel Adams used to play the piano for Miss O’keeffe in that room.”