Friday, May 13, 2011

Member Spotlight: Laura H. Cannistraci, Visual Artist - Solo exhibition at Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC, May 9th - June 19th

International Women Artists' Salon is thrilled to announce the inaugural showing of member Laura Cannistraci's brilliant Mandalas.  Her solo exhibition takes place at Manhattan Theatre Source in NYC, May 9th - June 19th, with artist reception on May 15, 5:00-7:30 pm.

Spend time with Laura as she works on new pieces on 'Nights with the Artist', May 25th and June 8th, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Create your own work if you feel up for the challenge. 
Laura would like to invite you to share this 'dream come true' for her.

Colliding Spheres

Manhattan Theatre Source presents

passage to wisdom
Mandalas by Laura H. Cannistraci

I have been creative since I was four years old. I remember drawing the peanuts in my yard for hours. Though the years my creativity came in many forms. Last year I started creating mandalas, which are a Hindu and Buddhist spiritual meditative art form. The Sanskrit meaning of mandala is circle. The circle is a symbol of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness. Some of my mandals are incomplete circles because sometimes we don’t know where we are going. Mandalas are versatile and can personify any number of meanings for the viewer. The meaning of each mandala is limited only by the creator and the viewer. Creating these pieces truly ground my spirit. Many pieces include an elephant. I have received much feedback concerning the trunk being down in some pieces. The elephant is not included as a symbol of luck. The elephant is a symbol of knowledge, seeker of wisdom and the remover of obstacles. My take on this is you gain knowledge through learning and living. You are the remover of obstacles by learning to listen to yourself on your passage to wisdom. Speak the ohm, the oldest sound in the universe and allow its vibration to transport you to a place of true knowledge.

colliding universes

Manhattan Theatre Source

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New York, NY 10011
(bet. 8th St & Waverly Pl.)
Subway: ABCDEFV to West 4th
(one block east and one block north when exiting north exit of the station)

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