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HIGHLIGHTS

One BreathPaintings: Be Present by Filiz Soyak

One Breath Paintings: Be Present is an interactive art installation and ongoing art project by artist Filiz Soyak, which invites people of all ages and abilities to participate and connect in a mindful exercise creating art with their breath.

Inspired by Zen-Buddhist mindful practices, grounded in meditation, and created using a simple action, people will be invited to create a one-breath painting using ink and paper. Participants will be encouraged to breathe deeply, let go of expectations, and be truly present in their creative action.

When complete, each one breath painting will be added to a collective installation. The result will be a evolving mural of #OneBreathPaintings created by individuals – but connected and unified, in their action, and breath. Debuting in Hudson this spring, the goal is for the project to travel and grow into a collective movement of creative mindfulness around the globe.

Wild Wonder w/ Instar Lodge

Instar Lodge is hosting a creative journey for youth at the Hudson River Exchange Take Care Fair. Children explore their creativity; from plant stamping to sun dying and much more under the tent and sky, making and playing with the wonder of wildness. We believe we are our future and creativity with community will set us free.  Join us in making everything more fun, more wild, more free, and more playful!

Saturday June 30th, 11am-2pm

11am-12pm Wild flower arranging and Haiku poetry writing inspired by Ikebana + essence painting (all ages)

12-2pm Sun printing with wild flowers (all ages)

 

5 Rhythms “Interdependence” Celebration

Lead by Stephanie Diamond

Saturday June 30th, 6pm-8pm

Let’s move together – dance in celebration of health!

5 Rhythms  – Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, and a dynamic dance practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself.  Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star of ourselves that yearns to be free.

Learn More at 5rhythms.com

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Stephanie Diamond – “I began dancing 5 Rhythms in the Hudson Valley in 2006 and never turned back. Dancing four classes a week, traveling the globe for workshops with masters teachers, meeting my husband dancing the Rhythms, and moving with Gabrielle till her passing all transformed my life. I teach with humility and with vulnerability, we are open vessels together on the floor. As an artist and entrepreneur, Stephanie has exhibited her work at venues such at MoMA and MassMOCA.  She is the founder of Listings Project a curated, free, weekly email of real estate and opportunities listings serving artists, creative communities, and beyond.”

Presentations: Talks, Classes, & demos all weekend! 

Wellness professionals and practitioners from all around the Hudson Valley are scheduled to present talks, lead demos, and teach classes throughout the weekend. Check the schedule for details.

 


Art

Caitlin Parker

Poster art for this year’s Take Care Fair was created by Hudson Valley based artist Caitlin Parker. 

Caitlin Parker is a multidisciplinary artist. Her current work involves printing on paper and fabric with pressed plants and experimentation with natural dyes, cyanotype process on fabric, sewing and weaving. Since receiving her BA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London and her MFA in painting from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Parker has exhibited her work in New York, California, Nevada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. She has had solo shows at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NYC; and Rhodes and Mann Gallery, London. Parker has been the recipient of the Rodney Burn Prize, Bard College MFA fellowship, and Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, which took her to conduct research and photograph Ukraine’s Chernobyl site. She was recently in residency at the studios at MASS MoCA. She grew up in Northern California and lives and works in upstate New York.

Instagram: @caitlin_a_parker