Friday, December 8 at 5:00 pm

Artists of the Month: Berkshire Waldorf High School

This month, the Library is pleased to feature artwork by Berkshire Waldforf High School students.

Entitled Self Portrait Mandalas, this project is comprised of a series of 3′ x 4.5′ flags as well as some preliminary drawings on paper and canvas.  23 Waldorf High School students participated in the Mandala Self-Portrait project in Ms. Brossard’s art class.

Mandala is a sanskrit word meaning “circle.” But it is more than a shape.The mandala appears in most cultures, across all continents and epochs. The mandala represents wholeness and is considered by many to represent the basic structure of life — from our cells, to our world, to the cosmos itself.

Using a variety of techniques and mediums, students designed mandalas with the intention to represent themselves. They studied the international history and usage of the mandala, as well as contemporary public art, and concepts of symbolism in order to contextualize and visualize their own project. The result is a series of large beautiful self portraits, meant to be exhibited in a public space in order to celebrate creativity and connection in our community.

This exhibit will be on display on the Library’s mezzanine and in the lobby art gallery throughout the month of December.  A reception with the artists will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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