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ANNUAL OPEN CALL ANNOUNCED

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ANNUAL OPEN CALL 2018

Curated by Seung Lee August 15 to October 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 25, 2018 1 PM to 4PM
The Islip Art Museum is pleased to announce our annual open call:

The Art of Meditation

For this Open Call, the Islip Art Museum asks artists to consider how art provides an escape into another realm of consciousness just as meditation provides a look into inner consciousness. Where does art’s healing potential come from? It impacts the state of our minds just as meditation does.

We feel that creating art is a type of meditation, a training of the mind that allows us to increase awareness and emphasizes acceptance of feelings and thoughts without judgment. Meditation, like Art, allows us to create space between our often negative, anxious thoughts and connect with our true selves – as opposed to the sometimes-false sense of identity we have when we are caught up in our thoughts and emotions. Creating art is about reaching a state of consciousness and breaking free from the constant debilitating chatter of the mind. Or is it? read more >>