Please join us for Open Studios for the Visual Arts thematic residency program, Rewilding the Body Eclectic and attend an artist talk and performance by Chrysanne Stathacos at Walter Phillips Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition, In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art, and Social Practice, guest curated by Haema Sivanesan.
At the end of the five-week residency Rewilding the Body Eclectic, participants as well as faculty, Zachari Logan, will open their studio doors to share the artistic research and artwork created, as well as the pertinent conversations generated in the program. Learn more about the artists and their creative processes by touring the studios of Glyde Hall. You are welcome to explore at your leisure and engage with artists around their work and experiences while in residence at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Directly following Open Studios at 7 p.m., please join us at Walter Phillips Gallery for a talk and performance titled Sky Gazing by Chrysanne Stathacos, marking the close of the exhibition. Chrysanne Stathacos has been a Buddhist practitioner for more than two decades. She is interested in Buddhism as a religion that recognizes and embraces female empowerment. Stathacos’ mandalas, such as the work in the exhibition, offer a space of temporary pause and refuge in otherwise secular spaces. In her performance 'Sky Gazing', her mandala work of the same title will be disassembled, speaking to ideas of impermanence and change.
Whether you are an artist, art appreciator, or a curious first-time viewer, all are encouraged to attend.