Julie Shelton Snyder’s mokuhanga woodblock prints, inspired by a residency at the foot of Mount Fuji, invite the viewer into contemplation during the liturgical season of Lent. For Snyder, who sees her work as an artist as an integral part of her Christian practice, contemplation isn’t an escape from life, but a pause in order to return to the world with more active, intentional engagement.
Opening Celebration. March 5, from 6:30- 8:30 pm.
Morning Contemplative Experience. March 2, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Spend a Saturday morning with the artist and a guide from Contemplative Outreach in guided meditations on the artwork, the Neruda poem that gives the show its name, and the psalms.
"Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still
for once on the face of the earth,
let's not speak in any language;
let's stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much."
--From “Keeping Quiet” by Pablo Neruda