A BRUSH WITH SOUL Painting your deep nature into presence
A day-long meditation and painting retreat
Limited to 8 participants | Asheville, NC | June 29, 2019
There are many names for soul—being-ness, The Self, depth, a “knowing” force within, the persistent whisper of Truth, or what mythologist Michael Meade calls “the invisible center of life.” It can also be said that soul is an alive presence which is dynamic, vital and energetic.
Regardless of the elusive label, do you have a felt sense of this mysterious traveller within you? Is it calling for your attention? Are you longing for more meaning and depth in your life?
Since soul is primarily concerned with what best serves your life—wholeness, meaning and purpose—it’s worthwhile to spend time listening for and connecting with this endless source of wisdom and imaginative power.
ABOUT THE DAY
In this silent day-long retreat, we’ll be guided by our brushes to invite soul into tangible presence through alternating sessions of meditation and mindful painting.
Silence and meditation will help us sink deeper into the center of our life so we can listen for soul’s native language—poetry, archetypal symbols, imagery and mythic stories.
WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE
A safe, non-judgmental container to creatively explore the mystery of who and what you are
Creative inquiry practices that you can take with you and integrate into your day-to-day life
A community of creative explorers
A creative journey vs. focusing on “finished” paintings
An inspiring day spent in a professional artist’s studio in the heart of Asheville’s creative community
For working artists, an opportunity to disconnect from the pressures of the marketplace; to gift yourself an exploration of the imaginal realm without a final “product” in mind.
We welcome people with of all levels of painting and meditation experience—from novice to experienced.
LED BY BRODY HARTMAN
Brody Hartman, founder of Correm, will guide participants throughout the day-long retreat. Renowned Asheville artist, Spencer Herr, is hosting the workshop in his studio and will provide creative guidance to the group.
Studio artist based in Asheville NC exploring what makes us us.
Herr’s work mirrors his view of contemporary culture. Using common and familiar images he pokes fun at our most prized institutions. His often colorful work merges the past with the present to create bittersweet emblems of contemporary life. His work is shown extensively throughout the United States and Europe in museums, galleries and private collections.
A delicious vegetarian lunch
All painting materials
WHAT TO BRING
A water bottle
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting some paint on
Optional: A meditation cushion, crazy creek, or folding chair
You’ll receive the schedule for A Brush With Soul once we get closer to the event.
June 29th, 2019
Please register by June 22nd
No registration available at the door
9:00 AM—5:00 PM
Please arrive at 8:45 AM for a prompt start
2002 Riverside Drive Unit 42-L
Asheville, NC 28804
Follow the signs posted inside the building
There will be ample free parking available