Body Scan Meditation and Drawing with Natalja Kent

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Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean

1450 Ocean Ave

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Studio Resident Natalja Kent offers a guided meditation based on the tenets of Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), in which participants dive into their own sensations and develop a self-scan of their body. Following the meditation, the group is guided through making cyanotype prints while maintaining the meditative state. Limited spots available for these workshops; please make one reservation per person.

After each workshop with Natalja , she will be taking portraits and asking participants some questions about wellbeing and transformation. Let her know if you'd like to take part!

During her Camera Obscura studio residency August 7 – November 13, 2019, photographer Natalja Kent is continuing a project titled "Movement Artifact," which tracks internal and external changes that occur as people engage with their bodies and with art. Utilizing embodied and creative practices, her residency project and public events are completely entwined, with participants engaging in sessions of movement and meditation followed by photography and other image making.

Join her other events at santamonicaculturalaffairs.eventbrite.com and save the date for her culminating exhibition on November 9, 2019.

Natalja Kent is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her practice investigates embodiment, movement, flaws and materiality through the expanding parameters of photography. This includes video, installation, movement, collaboration, analogue photographic printing, sound and drawing. Research and studio-process experimentation form the foundation of her practice. Collaborative/feminist/social practice output have included her participation in groups such as Mapping Feminist LA/Women’s Center for Creative Work, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, The Dirt Palace and The Good Good. She has shown work and/or performed at; Tate Liverpool; Carpenter Center for The Visual Arts at Harvard; Hiromi Yoshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; PS1, MOMA Queens. http://www.nataljakent.com

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Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway. By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. Parking is $6 or less for 3 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), and $5 on weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking. Buses: visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information. Bike share lockup just south of us in the park; for personal bikes remember to bring a strong lock.

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A program of City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs: Santa Monica Cultural Affairs (SMCA) supports the arts and the artists of one of the world's most exciting coastal destinations. SMCA produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination. This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists, an array of artist residencies and festival and workshop programs. santamonica.gov/arts #ArtSaMo

Camera Obscura Art Lab offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers! Weekly hangouts with artists through our ongoing studio residency program as well as workshops and one-off experiences bring insight into a variety of artistic work. Our community practice space offers room for you to develop your own creativity and learn from others. It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, where our mid-century building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. Visit santamonica.gov/camera or check our current list of events.

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