Art Symposium at Shumei in Crestone this Sunday Oct. 19th

Local instillation artist Noah Baen is the featured artist at Shumei for the month of October. He will be creating a piece unique to Shumei that will be featured; his Art Symposium will be this Sunday October 19th from 3 to 5pm. A reception will follow.

Noah shares, “Through a dialog with Nature, Place and Space, I try to give visible form to the energy of a particular site and season. After years as a landscape painter my work evolved to working directly with the landscape As much as possible, I use materials collected on site: both natural materials and the residue of human presence.  Time, manifested in the cycles of Nature; in the energy of growth and ever-presence of decay is also important to me.”

“At Shumei, I set out to make what the earthwork artist Robert Smithson called a “non-site,”  a gallery art work that references or parallels an outdoor site. I was particularly drawn to the remains of the historic gold mine and settlement, now mostly overtaken by resilient nature and the inroads of time; to the mounded forms of tailings piles, their slopes, like those of the mountains around them, resting at an “angle of repose;” all in the brilliant clarity of mountain light amid the vast spaciousness of the valley below.”

Noah has created instillation pieces across the country. Come meet Noah and learn more about his process on October 19th from 3 to 5pm. Contact Shumei at 719-256-5284 for more information or visit www.shumeicrestone.org.

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SII’s Monthly Sampai for October this Sunday 10/5 at 10:40 AM

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Greetings friends,

Because of Shumei America’s Anniversary in Pasadena next weekend Shumei International Institute’s monthly sampai will be held on the first Sunday this weekend­­­­­­ October 5.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai.  At that time Sensei Alan Imai will lead us in chanting the Amatsunorito and Zengensanji after which he will share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present.  Following Jyorei Sensei Alan Imai will share a presentation about Shumei’s activities and the teachings of our founder Meishusama.  After the sampai a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation.  We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.

Brilliant Autumnal blessings,

Matthew

 

 

 

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This Friday Four Shillings Short Returns to Shumei in Crestone!

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Global Music and Irish brogue with Four Shillings Short Oct 3rd 7 pm at Shumei

Four Shillings Short returns to Shumei with a fantastic array of instruments from around the world on Friday October 3rd at 7pm. North Indian Sitar, Hammered Dulcimer, Mandolins, Banjo, Whistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Guitar, and even a Krumhorn.

The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, tour in the US and Ireland, live as the bardic minstrels of old bringing their one-of-a-kind eclectic blend of world music around the country since 1995. Spectators have described the duo as charismatic, with a great stage presence. In one show you’ll hear songs that span cultures and centuries, which makes for a riveting complex sound. Come on out for Irish humor and instruments from around the globe!

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds benefit the artists. Call 256-5284 or visit www.shumeicrestone.org for further information.

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This Sunday from 3 -5pm join us at Shumei for an afternoon for art

Stone Worker and Jeweler Brian Timm featured artist for Sept. at Shumei; Symposium this Sunday September 21st from 3 to 5pm.

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Brian Timm is much more than a jeweler. Carvings in stone and found pieces of nature make his pieces uniquely beautiful. His work will be on display in the Shumei Gallery for the month of September. An Art Symposium with Brian will be held Sunday September 21st from 3 to 5pm. Refreshments follow the artist’s presentation.

Brian has lived in Crestone for over 10 years raising a family and acting as a teacher and student of tai chi.  “My necklaces are one of my arts.  This art has evolved over the last 15 years to what they are now.   My necklaces include a lot of hand carved gemstone beads, and profound seeds and shells from different places in the world. They are very fine yet very earthy and most of them are ceremonial pieces, or power pieces.”

Come meet Brian and learn more about his work on September 21st from 3 to 5pm. This event is free to the public. Visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call 719-256-5284 for more information.

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SII’s Monthly Sampai for September this Sunday 9/14 starting at 10:40 AM

 

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ September 14, the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for September.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai.  At that time Sensei Alan Imai will lead us in chanting the Amatsunorito and Zengensanji after which he will share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present.  Following Jyorei Sensei Alan Imai will share a presentation about Shumei’s activities and the teachings of our founder Meishusama.  After the sampai a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation. We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.

Brilliant Crestone blessings,

Matthew

 

 

 

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Concert This Friday At Shumei In Crestone

Ken Saydak brings piano and blues to Shumei this Friday Sept. 5th at 7pm
$10 suggested donation at the door.

With nearly forty-years as a musician, writer, vocalist, and producer Delmark Records recording artist Ken Saydak is sure to impress with his music, which he has dubbed Urban Americana. Firmly rooted in the blues, he employs an amalgam of American roots musical styles in his repertoire.

His work as a pianist and organist on over fifty albums is well known in the national and international blues scene. His 2005 release It’s My Soul, on Evidence Records follows his two previous CDs on the Delmark label, Love Without Trust and his solo debut Foolish Man. All of his recordings showcase his instantly recognizable vocal and piano styles as well as his insightful and engaging songwriting. A co-producer of the two Rounder Records CDs with his 1990′s American roots band, Big Shoulders, Big Shoulders and Nickel History, he continued his growth as a producer on both of his own Delmark CDs as well as the label’s critically embraced 2000 release, Learned My Lesson, for Chicago blues singer Zora Young.

Ken’s career as a performer has taken him to concert and festival stages on four continents, including tours and appearances in Israel, South Africa, France, and Switzerland. The list of artists who have enlisted his talents include Johnny Winter, Otis Rush, Willie Kent, Lonnie Brooks, Koko Taylor, John Primer, Mighty Joe Young, Billy Boy Arnold, Sam Lay, Dave Specter, James Wheeler, Tad Robinson, Lurrie Bell, Johnny B. Moore, and Karen Carroll.

Ken joins us at Shumei for a solo performance. Comfortable weather permitting we will be outside, so come prepared for a beautiful night of music.  Contact Shumei at www.shumeiCrestone.org or call 719-256-5284 for more information. You can also hear tracks and learn more at www.kensaydak.com.

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Mr. Shu Ying Lee from Taiwan to present at Shumei Thursday 8/28 10:00 AM

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This Thursday August 28 at 10:00 AM Mr. Shu Ying Lee from Taiwan will be speaking about the Shumei Natural Agriculture garden just outside of Taipei Taiwan.  Mr. Lee along with his wife and family started the Natural Agriculture project in Taiwan more than 10 years ago.  His project has enjoyed a lot of media attention and support from a wide segment of people around Taiwan. The presentation will take place in Shumei’s Food Service Building.  If you are interested and available, please come out and and welcome Mr. Lee who is visiting Crestone for the first time!

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Art Symposium at Shumei this Sunday 3 to 5pm

This Sunday Aug. 17th from 3 to 5pm at Shumei International Institute
Come join us for an afternoon of art with local sculptor Tom Hart!

Tom Hart, also known as Tomarth the Druid, is a mountain recluse who has been sculpting in wax since childhood.  His work will be on display in the Shumei Gallery for the month of August. An Art Symposium with Tom will be held this Sunday August 17th from 3 to 5pm. Refreshments follow the artist’s presentation.

Tom says, “Solitude has always been my best wax-working tool.” Holding a BFA in Sculpture, an MA in Buddhist Studies, an MA in Literature and a PhD in Philosophy and Religion, he would like to think that these studies have somehow coalesced the work he will be showing.

Deeply moved by these studies in conjunction with mythology and spiritual lore from the Celtic Traditions, Tom sees the deep benefit of bringing these archetypes to life during our time of great change. These sculptures conjure up a whole realm deriving inspiration from such authors as T.H. White and J.R.R. Tolkien, who helped bring the mythical worlds to life again.

Tom continues to break new ground in the art of wax sculpture, whilst in the depths of solitude. Come meet Tom and learn more about his work.

Call 719-256-5284 for more information.

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SII Monthly Sampai for August 2014

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Greetings friends,

This coming Sunday­­­­­­ August 10, 2014 the Shumei International Institute will hold its monthly sampai for August 2014.

We begin the sampai introduction at 10:40 with the formal sampai ceremony beginning at precisely 11:00 AM.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for the sampai.  At that time Sensei Alan Imai will lead us in chanting the Amatsunorito and Zengensanji after which he will share the healing light of Jyorei with all those present.  Following Jyorei Sensei Alan Imai will share a presentation about Shumei’s activities and the teachings of our founder Meishusama.  After the sampai a healthy buffet luncheon with Natural Agriculture, local and organic ingredients will be served. The luncheon is by donation. We hope many of you can join us this Sunday.

Brilliant Crestone blessings,

Matthew

 

 

 

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Please join us in welcoming 40 children from Japan Saturday July 19 2-4 PM at the Crestone Charter School

A Gathering to Welcome
40 Japanese Youth to Crestone will take place…

Saturday, July 19th after Saturday Market from 2-4pm at the Crestone Charter School.

The Crestone Community is invited to celebrate their arrival with an energetic family event that will include performances from local youth, dancers and musicians.

Local youth band the Funke Chikuns will rock the party, and Snacks will be provided!

Please come and share the warmth of our community with these wonderful kids. Shumei family is particularly encouraged to attend.  It will be a fun opportunity to interact with friends from the other side of the Earth and truly BE world citizens!
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The students, all eighth graders, will be traveling from Shumei’s new Miho Institute of Aesthetics, a unique Arts school located in the Shigaraki mountains of Japan, to go camping and attend programs at the Charter School for 10 days this summer.

Please contact Kelly 303-232-2528 or email kellydelamor@yahoo.com with any questions, or about other opportunities for Crestone youth to hangout with these Japanese youth.

ありがとう
Arigatō

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