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Artist Mixer: Meditation For Creative Focus

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Learn about meditation and how the practice can benefit an artist’s life as well as productively influence your art.

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Have you ever wondered how mindfulness and meditation might affect your art practice? Do you want some ways to deepen your relationship to yourself or simple techniques to come back to presence when your artist mind is in a rut?

Artist Silvi Alcivar will speak about what meditation is and how, in as little as five to ten minutes a day, a consistent meditation practice can influence not just an artist’s life but also their art. By turning awareness inward, toward compassion for ourselves and acceptance of what is, meditation not only brings to the surface what we might not otherwise see, but can also help us find ease, inspiration, clarity, focus, intuition, authenticity, freedom from unhealthy thinking, motivation, and insight.

Silvi will suggest simple, accessible ways of approaching a practice and offer resources for continuing one. We will begin and end the hour with a short guided meditation. New and experienced meditators alike are welcome.

About the Presenter: Silvi Alcivar's poetry lives in the moment two strangers meet over her red royal typewriter--the anonymity an invitation to speak, the typewriter keys a willing listener. As poet and owner of the poetry store, she writes and sells typewritten custom poetry on-the-spot at events and as art. Since 2008, she’s worked in places as small as someone's living room, as intimate as a funeral, as recognizable as tedX, as close to home as San Francisco and as far off as Kauai. To date, she's written tens of thousand poems for as many people, that now live in wallets, on refrigerators, and an army bunker in Antarctica. She’s also published in anthologies, performed on radio and stage, shown in galleries, maintained residencies, and taught poetry classes to elders. Silvia holds degrees in writing and art from Cornell University and Penn State. Her work, informed by mindfulness practice, lives in pursuit of quiet via intimacy of scale, meaning, and the medium of the typewriter--where writing is a kinesthetic process of remaining in presence and trusting what comes. Visit her website to see poetry, art, and to book events. Follow @thepoetrystore for daily gratitudes and poems and become a patron Here.

About ArtSpan Artist Mixers: ArtSpan produces Artist Mixer events throughout the year to give artists a chance to meet, mingle, and make art with each other. Past events have included studio and gallery tours, bingo games, printmaking, assemblage with recycled objects, letterpress and bookbinding, live model figure drawing, portrait painting, and more! Presently all ArtSpan Mixers are held virtually online for an interactive opportunity to socially create with ArtSpan artists via zoom.

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