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Visionary Art
Turning Your Mystic Visions into Art
Alex Grey and Allyson Grey

Full-Day Workshop: Monday, April 24, 2017

Visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey teach painting and drawing from the wellspring of divine imagination. In this workshop, artists at any level of experience create from the sacred ground and the mystic eye.

Using guided imagery, meditation, and shamanic ascent, we open the doors of the imagination to the theater of revelation. Utilizing basic materials—graphite, colored pencils, pastels, and watercolors—we commit mental pictures to paper and discuss the aesthetic dimension of our mystical experiences. An illustrated talk on the worldwide visionary art movement will prepare us for vision practices, art meditation, and group interaction that empowers the process of realizing our heart’s iconography to outer form.

Explore art as a spiritual path with Alex & Allyson.

alexgreyallysongrey Alex Grey
Artist, Co-founder of Chapel of Sacred Mirrors

Alex Grey is best known for his paintings which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. Grey’s visual meditation on the nature of life and consciousness, the subject of his art, is contained in five books. His two monographs, Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations, follow the history of Grey's artistic life. The Mission of Art and Art Psalms reflect on art as a spiritual practice. The book, CoSM, co-authored with Allyson Grey, provides a guided tour of the New York City installation of the the Sacred Mirrors collection. Grey’s world-renowned career includes exhibitions and keynote addresses from Basel to Tokyo to Sao Paulo, and features on the Discovery Channel, the CBC, in Newsweek and Time magazines.  Grey's art has been used on albums for the multi-platinum bands Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Tool, and String Cheese Incident.  Grey’s most outstanding and widely appreciated works of transformative art were exhibited for five years in the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York City.
A selection of Alex Grey's art can be viewed online in the Alex Grey Gallery.

Allyson Grey
Artist, Co-founder of Chapel of Sacred Mirrors

Allyson Grey was born in 1952 and has been a partner to Alex Grey since 1975. They met at the Boston Museum School where she received a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. She's had one-person shows at Stux Gallery and O.K. Harris Gallery in NYC, among others. Commissions of permanent public works include a twenty-four foot mural at the First Bank of Lowell, Massachusetts. Her paintings have been collected by many corporations and individuals. She paints and collaborates with her husband, the internationally acclaimed artist, Alex Grey, and their film actress daughter, Zena Grey. Allyson and Alex both live in Brooklyn, New York, and at CoSM in Wappinger, New York. Compelled to create spiritual art since her spiritual opening on LSD in 1970, she has been attracted to abstraction and an untranslatable symbol system of sacred language.

Sacred writing of all faiths, however, come into conflict through human interpretation as the written word defines the differences of philosophy and traditions, when truly the basis of all religion is unity and infinite love. In her teens, I began writing automatically in an invented or transmitted language. Looking at the works can call to mind the experience of viewing an illuminated text in a foreign language and religion. Often combined in her paintings, Chaos, Order and Secret Writing portray symbols of an essentialized view of all existence. Chaos symbolizes the material world. Chaos is order plus entropy. Order suggests the bliss realms of interconnectedness experienced in transcendental states. Secret writing represents the mysterious language of creative expression through symbol systems.

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