Wyoming Arts Council

Linda Ryan Thoughtful Reflection: An Exploration of Objects and Materials

Linda Ryan Thoughtful Reflection: An Exploration of Objects and Materials

Opens Friday, June 5, Shambhala Contemporary Gallery

Image: Carrying Capacity

Nationally known sculptor, Linda Ryan will be opening at Shambhala Contemporary on First Friday, June 5, from 6-9pm. Thoughtful Reflection: An Exploration of Objects and Materials is a collection of works that respond to “place” through materials found in Ryan’s immediate surroundings. These provocative works explore the essence of textures through their weight, symbolic meaning and visual qualities. Linda Ryan is Director of Visual Programs at Casper College in Wyoming. She teaches and researches contemporary methods and materials in 3-dimensional design, sculpture and metals and has exhibited widely throughout the US. She has taught at Idaho State University, Pocatello; University of Montana, Missoula and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She has received fellowship and individual artist’s grants from the Wyoming Arts Council and is a member of the International Sculpture Center and the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Linda Ryan will talk about her work at Shambhala Contemporary on Saturday, June 6, 2pm. All events are free and open to the public.

Shambhala Contemporary is part of the The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center located at 126A. Mountain Ave. The gallery focuses on providing a community arena for exhibition and education dedicated to serving established contemporary artists who recognize sacred traditions of our world as a medium of expression and transformation. The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Center, offers public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. Engaging in the arts is an integral part of the view that Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center holds. Through our daily lives our perceptions are key in how we engage with our environment. By engaging with the arts we all learn more profoundly about the world around us. The Center welcomes everyone interested in learning more about contemporary art and its many artists and influences. Shambhala Contemporary is open Wednesday evenings from 7-8:00pm and always by appointment. For information or appointment, contact Jennie Kiessling Michler, 970-218-5165 or visit our website at http://www.fortcollins.shambhala.org/

Contact Information: Jennie Kiessling Michler, Gallery Director, Shambhala Contemporary Gallery

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center, 126A Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, Co 80524, 970-218-5165

Website: http://www.fortcollins.shambhala.org/

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