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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 10:45am

AWAKENING BALANCE – A three-part series

Part 1: Rejuvenating Body-Mind
With Reiki Master Nathalie Jaspar & Holistic Practitioner Michele Kong

SPRING EQUINOX GROUP HEALING

MARCH 20, 2016 from 5-6:30pm

With the arrival of the Vernal (Spring) Equinox, we are offering the first in a three-part series Awakening Balance.

The first stirrings of spring are underfoot. This can be an exciting time to celebrate the earth, welcome warmth, prepare for new growth and a whole lot more. Following the cues of nature, we invite you into a healing space to rejuvenate and deepen your body-mind connection.

Combining breath, gentle movement, visualization, subtle energy as well as hands-on techniques, we offer a deeply transformative group healing experience. Our aim is to support optimal alignment of physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic frequencies in addition to introducing practices that will continue to nourish you through the budding season.

Early Bird $30 / $35 After March 13

Space is limited. Pre-registration highly recommended.

Pre-register at: www.awakeningbalance1.eventbrite.com

Forthcoming Awakening Balance group healing events will be offered in May and July.

For further information, please contact:
Reiki Master Nathalie Jaspar

natjaspar@me.com
www.diveintoreiki.com

-or-

Holistic Practitioner Michele Kong

Michele.L.Kong@gmail.com
www.lovewholebeing.com

March 20 5:00 pm – 6:30pm
Guest Event (not organized by CRS)
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 10:45am

AWAKENING BALANCE – A three-part series

Part 1: Rejuvenating Body-Mind
With Reiki Master Nathalie Jaspar & Holistic Practitioner Michele Kong

SPRING EQUINOX GROUP HEALING

MARCH 20, 2016 from 5-6:30pm

With the arrival of the Vernal (Spring) Equinox, we are offering the first in a three-part series Awakening Balance.

The first stirrings of spring are underfoot. This can be an exciting time to celebrate the earth, welcome warmth, prepare for new growth and a whole lot more. Following the cues of nature, we invite you into a healing space to rejuvenate and deepen your body-mind connection.

Combining breath, gentle movement, visualization, subtle energy as well as hands-on techniques, we offer a deeply transformative group healing experience. Our aim is to support optimal alignment of physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic frequencies in addition to introducing practices that will continue to nourish you through the budding season.

Early Bird $30 / $35 After March 13

Space is limited. Pre-registration highly recommended.

Pre-register at: www.awakeningbalance1.eventbrite.com

Forthcoming Awakening Balance group healing events will be offered in May and July.

For further information, please contact:
Reiki Master Nathalie Jaspar

natjaspar@me.com
www.diveintoreiki.com

-or-

Holistic Practitioner Michele Kong

Michele.L.Kong@gmail.com
www.lovewholebeing.com

March 20 5:00 pm – 6:30pm
reiki
Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 10:49am

With Reiki Master Nathalie Jaspar & Holistic Practitioner Michele Kong

 

Sunday Jan 10, 5 - 6:30pm

$28 Early bird / $33 After Jan 7

Space is limited. Pre-registration highly recommended.

Please register at: http://ignitingintentions.eventbrite.com

 

After the frenzy of the holidays and bringing the year to a close, ringing in the New Year with yet more to-do lists of resolutions and commitments can be daunting. Many at this time of year feel overwhelmed and depleted.

On the first New Moon of 2016, we invite you to connect with your innate wisdom and innermost yearnings. Using mindfulness exercises of visualization, breath, gentle movement and subtle energy, we will explore and activate intentions in alignment with physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic realms. We aim to create a healing space in which you tune into clarity, intuition and vision to embrace the New Year.

 

For more information, please contact:

Nathalie Jaspar, Reiki Master www.natky927wellness.com

Michele Kong, Holistic Practitioner www.lovewholebeing.com

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CRS Presents
Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 10:49am

With Reiki Master Nathalie Jaspar & Holistic Practitioner Michele Kong

 

Sunday Jan 10, 5 - 6:30pm

$28 Early bird / $33 After Jan 7

Space is limited. Pre-registration highly recommended.

Please register at: http://ignitingintentions.eventbrite.com

 

After the frenzy of the holidays and bringing the year to a close, ringing in the New Year with yet more to-do lists of resolutions and commitments can be daunting. Many at this time of year feel overwhelmed and depleted.

On the first New Moon of 2016, we invite you to connect with your innate wisdom and innermost yearnings. Using mindfulness exercises of visualization, breath, gentle movement and subtle energy, we will explore and activate intentions in alignment with physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic realms. We aim to create a healing space in which you tune into clarity, intuition and vision to embrace the New Year.

 

For more information, please contact:

Nathalie Jaspar, Reiki Master www.natky927wellness.com

Michele Kong, Holistic Practitioner www.lovewholebeing.com

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News
Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 10:49am

With Reiki Master Nathalie Jaspar & Holistic Practitioner Michele Kong

 

Sunday Jan 10, 5 - 6:30pm

$28 Early bird / $33 After Jan 7

Space is limited. Pre-registration highly recommended.

Please register at: http://ignitingintentions.eventbrite.com

 

After the frenzy of the holidays and bringing the year to a close, ringing in the New Year with yet more to-do lists of resolutions and commitments can be daunting. Many at this time of year feel overwhelmed and depleted.

On the first New Moon of 2016, we invite you to connect with your innate wisdom and innermost yearnings. Using mindfulness exercises of visualization, breath, gentle movement and subtle energy, we will explore and activate intentions in alignment with physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic realms. We aim to create a healing space in which you tune into clarity, intuition and vision to embrace the New Year.

 

For more information, please contact:

Nathalie Jaspar, Reiki Master www.natky927wellness.com

Michele Kong, Holistic Practitioner www.lovewholebeing.com

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CRS Presents
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 5:06pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is pleased to announce “Moments of Silence,” an exhibition of small oil paintings by Douglas Newton.

These paintings invite sustained contemplation. Some are from observed reality. Others are mostly from his imagination. They are all painted over days and weeks of concentration and creativity. While his subjects from life are recognizable, he eschews photo realism in favor of building up a richness of color and sumptuousness of form.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
I paint subjects that have unexpected beauty that I translate into oil paint. I paint from my imagination and also from reality. I also have a series on candies and their wrappers, focusing on their translucency and reflections. In all these paintings, my emphasis is on light, color, texture and atmosphere.

Some of the paintings are simple, direct compositions. Others become almost abstract in their complexity. All, I hope, help us see the unexpected beauty in everything around us.

DOUGLAS NEWTON
http://www.douglasnewtonpaintings.com
e-mail: dnewton456@gmail.com

DOUGLAS NEWTON BIOGRAPHY:

I have been painting seriously for about thirty years and full time for fifteen. Before that, I had a career as an advertising art director.

At first, I worked in a “suburban surrealism” mode, painting the American landscape, houses and gardens, mostly from my imagination. I have also drawn and painted extensively from the figure. At the same time, I began painting still lives, mostly food, toys and household objects. Gradually, the still life painting became my main interest. The series of candy paintings evolved out of my food still lives.

I work directly from nature, instead of using photography as a reference.The paintings are all oil on canvas, gallery wrapped on heavy stretchers. My main focus is capturing the effects of light on form, texture and color. I also try to make the paint itself beautiful, and to feel, not like photo realism, but as rich, sensuous oil painting.

 

Opening August 201520 through 9/30
Exhibition
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 5:06pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is pleased to announce “Moments of Silence,” an exhibition of small oil paintings by Douglas Newton.

These paintings invite sustained contemplation. Some are from observed reality. Others are mostly from his imagination. They are all painted over days and weeks of concentration and creativity. While his subjects from life are recognizable, he eschews photo realism in favor of building up a richness of color and sumptuousness of form.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
I paint subjects that have unexpected beauty that I translate into oil paint. I paint from my imagination and also from reality. I also have a series on candies and their wrappers, focusing on their translucency and reflections. In all these paintings, my emphasis is on light, color, texture and atmosphere.

Some of the paintings are simple, direct compositions. Others become almost abstract in their complexity. All, I hope, help us see the unexpected beauty in everything around us.

DOUGLAS NEWTON
http://www.douglasnewtonpaintings.com
e-mail: dnewton456@gmail.com

DOUGLAS NEWTON BIOGRAPHY:

I have been painting seriously for about thirty years and full time for fifteen. Before that, I had a career as an advertising art director.

At first, I worked in a “suburban surrealism” mode, painting the American landscape, houses and gardens, mostly from my imagination. I have also drawn and painted extensively from the figure. At the same time, I began painting still lives, mostly food, toys and household objects. Gradually, the still life painting became my main interest. The series of candy paintings evolved out of my food still lives.

I work directly from nature, instead of using photography as a reference.The paintings are all oil on canvas, gallery wrapped on heavy stretchers. My main focus is capturing the effects of light on form, texture and color. I also try to make the paint itself beautiful, and to feel, not like photo realism, but as rich, sensuous oil painting.

 

Opening August 201520 through 9/30
Douglas Newton
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 5:06pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is pleased to announce “Moments of Silence,” an exhibition of small oil paintings by Douglas Newton.

These paintings invite sustained contemplation. Some are from observed reality. Others are mostly from his imagination. They are all painted over days and weeks of concentration and creativity. While his subjects from life are recognizable, he eschews photo realism in favor of building up a richness of color and sumptuousness of form.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
I paint subjects that have unexpected beauty that I translate into oil paint. I paint from my imagination and also from reality. I also have a series on candies and their wrappers, focusing on their translucency and reflections. In all these paintings, my emphasis is on light, color, texture and atmosphere.

Some of the paintings are simple, direct compositions. Others become almost abstract in their complexity. All, I hope, help us see the unexpected beauty in everything around us.

DOUGLAS NEWTON
http://www.douglasnewtonpaintings.com
e-mail: dnewton456@gmail.com

DOUGLAS NEWTON BIOGRAPHY:

I have been painting seriously for about thirty years and full time for fifteen. Before that, I had a career as an advertising art director.

At first, I worked in a “suburban surrealism” mode, painting the American landscape, houses and gardens, mostly from my imagination. I have also drawn and painted extensively from the figure. At the same time, I began painting still lives, mostly food, toys and household objects. Gradually, the still life painting became my main interest. The series of candy paintings evolved out of my food still lives.

I work directly from nature, instead of using photography as a reference.The paintings are all oil on canvas, gallery wrapped on heavy stretchers. My main focus is capturing the effects of light on form, texture and color. I also try to make the paint itself beautiful, and to feel, not like photo realism, but as rich, sensuous oil painting.

 

Opening August 201520 through 9/30
Erika Mizukami
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 2:06pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is pleased to announce "Whispering Lights," an exhibition of art work by Erika Mizukami

Finding inspiration in light, she began making art on her own and is self-taught. So far, she has made more than 100 works in this way. We selected about 10 works from all, and will show them at CRS. The works represented here are colorful oil pastels in complex patterns, created by scratching, reminiscent of mandalas. Their purpose is to invite unity and harmony into the mind and also a sense of playfulness. 

An Opening Reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm.  Pianist Maurizio Najt will perform

The exhibition will remain on display through August 17, 2015.

About the Artist

Born in New York and raised in Tokyo, Erika Mizukami has been drawing since 2010.

After experiencing self-hypnosis and guided meditation several years ago, Erika started experiencing beautiful visions every night as she was lying down. Images were like the ones in a kaleidoscope, vast, spacious, unlimited, smooth, a continuation of simple motifs within a slow movement. She was fully aware of her surroundings, never tired from sleepless nights, leaving her with a clear mind and emotional detachment.

Fully connected with the presence of Love, Freedom, and Stillness, Erika explored the idea of capturing these images and wanted to share with others not only the images but the senses of healing she had in the experience. Drawing them on a sketchbook with a pencil was not an accurate way of sharing them.

A year after, she met a Mandala artist who recommended to her a book on how to draw a mandala. The instructions of drawing were so complicated for Erika, so she placed the mandala interactions away and started playing with a compass to draw one simple circle in many ways. She loved it! However it was not quite yet able to reflect her visions.

During the same year Erika took a course on Metaphysical Science. She had an assignment of expressing emotions in art. She picked oil pastels to do the project. It struck her! Since then she uses oil pastels and compass to draw the images. "When I scratched off the line, the color appears underneath of black coated paper. It's like the light appears in the dark."  

Even though her artwork does not exactly mirror the images she sees in her mind, "What I have experienced with drawing these particular artworks is far beyond my imagination. I just took inspired action every each moment to create shape and even choosing color.”

These artworks are teaching and guiding Erika in so many different aspects of understanding meaning in life and leading her to the original pure essence. When she completes a piece, she looks at it with completely detachment, neither like nor dislike, leaving her for a couple of days with an empty mind, no sense of judgment but deep love and joy!

Relationship with all my creation is just being a witness of a process of unfolding flowers. When you see beauty in nature you go speechless, with no words to express, a kind of shock, all thoughts and emotions become powerless and fade a way and I replace them with total acceptance, being fully connected with something beyond my five senses

Realizing that her art invites the viewers to the experience of reuniting with the universe as a whole, Erika has been creating her artworks for people across any boundaries.

"Creativity enriches my life. I love to inspire people and let them know how life is enjoyable just by taking a little time with the creativity we are all born with!"

Artist Statement

The process of creating my work is one of returning myself back to the original nothingness. Choosing motifs, colors, and patters for each little step of drawing in a long, simple repetition is made possible when I perceive a subtle and quiet inspiration coming from within. In drawing, I let self-talk bubble up to consciousness from the innermost realm within, and gently liberate each of them into the light.

Once the work is finished, I realize that I have been experiencing the authentic nothingness. Which means no words, no critiques, no voices, and no emotions emerge from my work toward me when seeing it for a couple of days after the completion. It seems as if a physical relationship between “me” the creator and my work the created, which had been supporting the process of my creation, reveals its real nature:  the original nothingness.

After the experience of nothingness, my consciousness gradually returns to the world of words and emotions where my work visually expresses its beauty.

Every time I finish my work, I deeply feel that my creative process strengthens the mutual trust between my Self and what’s beyond my Self, namely divinity. Not only my finished work but every little piece of the work, every event I went through in the process of creating it, every color, and every figure outside the work now tell me the truth of the universe in a totally different way. The entire universe, including my work and myself, plays a role as catalyst to enrich the bond, or a mutual trust, between me and what leads me to create my works. This bond, the trust, is an experience of oneness between my singularity and the entire universe. My works are a series of invitations to this oneness.

 

Opening July 201511 6 – 8 pm
CRS Presents
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 2:06pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is pleased to announce "Whispering Lights," an exhibition of art work by Erika Mizukami

Finding inspiration in light, she began making art on her own and is self-taught. So far, she has made more than 100 works in this way. We selected about 10 works from all, and will show them at CRS. The works represented here are colorful oil pastels in complex patterns, created by scratching, reminiscent of mandalas. Their purpose is to invite unity and harmony into the mind and also a sense of playfulness. 

An Opening Reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm.  Pianist Maurizio Najt will perform

The exhibition will remain on display through August 17, 2015.

About the Artist

Born in New York and raised in Tokyo, Erika Mizukami has been drawing since 2010.

After experiencing self-hypnosis and guided meditation several years ago, Erika started experiencing beautiful visions every night as she was lying down. Images were like the ones in a kaleidoscope, vast, spacious, unlimited, smooth, a continuation of simple motifs within a slow movement. She was fully aware of her surroundings, never tired from sleepless nights, leaving her with a clear mind and emotional detachment.

Fully connected with the presence of Love, Freedom, and Stillness, Erika explored the idea of capturing these images and wanted to share with others not only the images but the senses of healing she had in the experience. Drawing them on a sketchbook with a pencil was not an accurate way of sharing them.

A year after, she met a Mandala artist who recommended to her a book on how to draw a mandala. The instructions of drawing were so complicated for Erika, so she placed the mandala interactions away and started playing with a compass to draw one simple circle in many ways. She loved it! However it was not quite yet able to reflect her visions.

During the same year Erika took a course on Metaphysical Science. She had an assignment of expressing emotions in art. She picked oil pastels to do the project. It struck her! Since then she uses oil pastels and compass to draw the images. "When I scratched off the line, the color appears underneath of black coated paper. It's like the light appears in the dark."  

Even though her artwork does not exactly mirror the images she sees in her mind, "What I have experienced with drawing these particular artworks is far beyond my imagination. I just took inspired action every each moment to create shape and even choosing color.”

These artworks are teaching and guiding Erika in so many different aspects of understanding meaning in life and leading her to the original pure essence. When she completes a piece, she looks at it with completely detachment, neither like nor dislike, leaving her for a couple of days with an empty mind, no sense of judgment but deep love and joy!

Relationship with all my creation is just being a witness of a process of unfolding flowers. When you see beauty in nature you go speechless, with no words to express, a kind of shock, all thoughts and emotions become powerless and fade a way and I replace them with total acceptance, being fully connected with something beyond my five senses

Realizing that her art invites the viewers to the experience of reuniting with the universe as a whole, Erika has been creating her artworks for people across any boundaries.

"Creativity enriches my life. I love to inspire people and let them know how life is enjoyable just by taking a little time with the creativity we are all born with!"

Artist Statement

The process of creating my work is one of returning myself back to the original nothingness. Choosing motifs, colors, and patters for each little step of drawing in a long, simple repetition is made possible when I perceive a subtle and quiet inspiration coming from within. In drawing, I let self-talk bubble up to consciousness from the innermost realm within, and gently liberate each of them into the light.

Once the work is finished, I realize that I have been experiencing the authentic nothingness. Which means no words, no critiques, no voices, and no emotions emerge from my work toward me when seeing it for a couple of days after the completion. It seems as if a physical relationship between “me” the creator and my work the created, which had been supporting the process of my creation, reveals its real nature:  the original nothingness.

After the experience of nothingness, my consciousness gradually returns to the world of words and emotions where my work visually expresses its beauty.

Every time I finish my work, I deeply feel that my creative process strengthens the mutual trust between my Self and what’s beyond my Self, namely divinity. Not only my finished work but every little piece of the work, every event I went through in the process of creating it, every color, and every figure outside the work now tell me the truth of the universe in a totally different way. The entire universe, including my work and myself, plays a role as catalyst to enrich the bond, or a mutual trust, between me and what leads me to create my works. This bond, the trust, is an experience of oneness between my singularity and the entire universe. My works are a series of invitations to this oneness.

 

Opening July 201511 6 – 8 pm

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