Allyna Harris at Beaulne Museum
The Beaulne Museum in Coaticook is proud to present the exhibition «Shields» by painter and musician Allyna Harris, from March 6 to June 5, 2011. The opening will take place on Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. The public is cordially invited.
«Shield» is an exhibition of round paintings which integrate sacred geometry, mandala and the colour symbolism of Tibetan prayer flags. The rich primary colours of the paintings are connected to Tibetan Buddhist colour symbolism and its associations with earth, air, fire, water and space. The imagery is mandala like or draws from observations of nature and the cosmos or, as with «Cell Tower Shield» and «Oil Spill Shield», our technological influences on these environments. The paintings begin with an equilateral triangle within a circle - the triangle as a metaphor for body, mind and spirit and the circle representing wholeness. These forms also suggest landscape, horizon, and depths of space and sky. They create a centre and, from the centre, an unfolding of interconnected flow. The «Shields» project is also influenced by concepts of healing, wholeness and the sacredness of the natural world.
Allyna Harris works as a visual artist, musician and composer in the Eastern Townships and Montreal. She is the founder and artistic director of the Choromondo Choir and has collaborated with artists, dancers and musicans, notably guitarist Peter Mendieta with whom she has recorded several albums of original music. Her creative development includes a B.F.A. in music, travels in Europe, visits to museums and galleries, workshops with other artists and personal experimentation in visual arts and contemporary music.
Regular hours at the Beaulne Museum from 16 September to 14 May: Tuesday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 819 849 6560
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