Join us for an evening of art, wisdom, contemplative practice and interaction with the opening of “The Way of Everyday Life”, an exhibition of drawings and prints by Clint Woods, in Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Lindner Gallery.
The evening will include a Dharma talk by Myogetsu Osho from the Cincinnati Zen Center (with an opportunity to learn a meditation practice) from 6:00-7:00pm, followed by the opening reception from 7:00-8:30pm.
In Clint Woods’ recent work, he has been studying the sutras and teachings of the 2,500 year old tradition of Buddhism. Some monks study Buddhist teachings by copying and translating ancient texts. In that vein, the artist read, reflected and explored the teachings and translated them into images. It is not only the image but the feeling that guides this process which is available for the audience to discover and contemplate.
“That which moves me to create images is a dual function of seeking truth and attempting to convey that truth – in a way that goes beyond words,” says Woods. “The work of art employs a triggering device – a call to seek and reflect – that makes conscious what has been buried in the unconscious, drawing the viewer into awareness.”
The pieces offer symbols and wisdom for people of all walks of life to reflect upon regardless of their familiarity with the source material. Through images and forms, he hopes to convey to others that which is formless – awe, wonder, pattern, connection, and liberation.
Join us for an evening of art, wisdom, contemplative practice, and interaction with the opening of The Way of Everyday Life in Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Lindner Gallery on Friday, May 19. The evening will include a Dharma talk by Myogetsu Osho from the Cincinnati Zen Center (with an opportunity to learn a meditation practice) from 6:00-7:00pm, followed by the opening reception from 7:00-8:30pm.
Clint Woods is a Cincinnati-based artist and designer. He works by day as an Art Director for a local health information company and by night as a painter of surreal images which reveal to him the nature of his mind. He received his MFA in New Media from the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati and a BFA in Printmaking from Northern Kentucky University. He has been featured in several local and regional exhibitions and was the recipient of the Hemera Foundation’s 2014 Tending Space Fellowship.