JAMESTOWN — The “Blue Mind” art exhibit currently showing at 3rd on 3rd Gallery in Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will end its run with a closing artists reception and two lectures Sat., July 20 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Chautauqua County artist Karen Glosser, who curated the exhibit with Debra Eck, will talk about her photography and the “Blue Mind” movement during the event. Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Jane Conroe will discuss the aesthetics of protecting the watershed. Several of the participating artists are expected to be in attendance.
“Blue Mind” features art that celebrates the beauty and joy of water in all its forms. The exhibit was created by artist Karen Glosser. Blue Mind is “a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peace, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment.” It is brought on by time spent near, in, on and under water.
Blue Mind features the work of Amanda Van Der Zant, Amy Albright, Andrea Shearing, Ashley Ordines, Audrey Kay Dowling, Barbara Jean, Ben Fenton, Carolyn Grady, Catherine Reed, Don Hill, Emma Coop, Holly Drewett, James Vincent, Kara Shaw, Kathleen Tenpas, Kathrine Geoghegan, Kathy Lim, Katie Francis, Katrina Tracuma, Lena Bartolomeu, Lisa Schimdtfrerick, Lizzie Hughes, Louse Beer, Marianne van Loo, Marie Stewart, Mary Wong, Neringa Dastoor, Phill Hopkins, Samuel Lee, Sara Baker-Michalak, Shawn Tibbitts, Sheila Cannon, Sherry Preziuso, Sonia Bublaitis, Stephanie Zwyghuizen, Terry Lair, Timothy Phillips, Wendy Bale, Wong Mary and Yi-Chiao Chen.
The Blue Mind groundswell was founded by marine biologist, Wallace J. Nichols who has spent much of his life with and is well known for, his work in sea turtle conservation. He wrote the book, ” Blue Mind – The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better At What You Do.”
The aim of this movement is to connect (or reconnect) people to water as a means of enriching their lives on an emotional, mental, spiritual and social level. With this connection comes a deep love for our waters. (And by loving our waters, we then become good stewards of our waters.) You can find out more about Blue Mind at www.bluemind.life.
3rd on 3rd Gallery is located at 108 E. 3rd St. and is part of Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Visit reglenna.com or call 716.484.7070 for gallery hours. Exhibitions at 3rd on 3rd Gallery are made possible by support from Arts Consulting Group.
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