Join us for an after-hours meditation and artmaking workshop. First, we will explore the exhibition Restos-Traces through meditation. Guided by mindfulness teacher Aparna Sadananda, we will practice a trauma-sensitive, somatic meditation and engage our attention with the handmade-paper torsos. Following this reflective experience, we will move to the studio, where Restos-Traces artist Marta Pérez García will help us shape our creative responses into a mandala-like artwork on paper, with ink and embroidery.
IMAGE: Visceral Healing, by Marta Pérez García, ink and embroidery on paper
Originally from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Marta Pérez García was trained as a printmaker at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, Philadelphia, where she received an MFA. Her artworks are the collections of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Museo de Arte Contemporaìneo de Puerto Rico, and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, among others. She has been awarded Public Art Building Communities Grants, in 2018 for I’m Gonna Get You, a large mixed-media installation on gender violence exhibited at the Reeves Center, and again in 2020. Recently, Pérez García was awarded the 2021 Vita Paper Arts Residency at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Aparna Sadananda (https://www.innerstillnesswithaparna.com/ ) is a senior yoga and meditation teacher with a PhD in cellular neuroscience from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. She is a trauma-sensitive yoga teacher trainer at Yoga District in Washington, DC and currently leads the weekly art-based meditations for The Phillips Collection.