Seeds of the Anaconda comes to NYC!
Event: Opening Reception – Saturday, 11/4/17 5-8pm @BrooklynAcupuntureProject
Join us Saturday, November 4th from 5-8pm at the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project for the Opening Reception of the international visionary art exhibit, Seeds of the Anaconda .
The NYC Seeds of the Anaconda at Brooklyn Acupuncture Project is a compilation of artwork from around the world that expresses the messages of transcendent states of consciousness and ancestral wisdom with the aim to move the world towards peace and living in balance with the Earth.
This exhibit includes original paintings and high quality prints from the Peruvian artists Moises Llerena, Juan Carlos Taminchi, Colombian artist Jeison Castillo, Japanese artist Yao, and US artists Madeline Lynch, Tim Davis and Manuela Reyes.
The Opening Reception will include herbal refreshments, interactive collaborative live painting, and a discussion from the curator regarding the artwork and the ancestral wisdom activation projects that Seeds of the Anaconda embodies around the world.
Through art we celebrate “unity within diversity, without hindering diversity within unity” – Blaikie, Road Man of the Native American Church. As an exercise, it is through these rich and diverse perspectives of all peoples that we can see the uniting thread of the universe expressed in color, symbols, love, and mythology.
This exhibit is a fundraiser for the 2017 Art Activation and Ancestral Wisdom gathering at the Yumake Ecolodge in Santa Marta, Colombia that will take place from December 9th – 16th . Because Sierra Nevada is considered to be on the heart meridian line of the Earth, this gathering aims to act as an energetic acupuncture point to activate the Seven Pillars of: Wisdom Exchange between Tribes and Cultures, Ecology, Community Building, Visual Arts, Music, Nutrition Awareness, and Healing Arts, for the betterment of the world.
Organized using the Kogi methodology of transformation and agreements, this gathering acts as an introduction and contact relationship building point between indigenous tribes of Colombia and forward thinkers of the modern world using workshops, dialogue, art making, ceremony and celebration. A community mural with be painted by visiting artists to leave the legacy of creativity and wisdom at this location for the generations to come.
This gathering acknowledges that indigenous people and modern minds have crucial tools and perspectives to share in order for the prophecy of Peace and Environmental Balance to arise in our lifetime. It is created in the name of protecting the sacred waters of our ourselves and the Earth. It is the second gathering in series leading to 2020 Saquenzipa.
EVENT: Cacao Heart Journey Meditation
Sunday 11/5/17 5-8pm. @BrooklynAcupunctureProject
Heart Meditation Journey with Cacao Sunday, November 5th
Doors Open at 5pm – 8pm
Activity starts at 5:20pm and ends at 7pm.
Join us for a Heart Meditation Journey with Cacao, facilitated by Madeline Lynch and James Maxwell that uses chocolate and rhythm to go deep into the layers of your heart, invigorate your creativity, and helps you to surrender into unconditional love.
In this experience participants will use art to express their inner findings and create a personal symbol to empower their lives forward.
**Suggested Donations $25. Please RSVP to this event!
December, 9 – 16 2017
Yumake EcoLodge in Santa Marta Colombia of Sierra Nevada
“AGGUANILE: Water Wisdom Gathering” is made of ecologists, indigenous tribal elders, artists, Permaculturist, and Earth activists located at the Yumake EcoLodge in Santa Marta Colombia of Sierra Nevada, a place considered to be on the Heart Acupuncture line of the Earth.
The gathering will take place from December 9-16 with the message to protect and clean our internal waters of the body and emotions, and the external waters of the Earth.
This event, that consists of workshops, talks, ceremonies, and a community mural painting project, is important because it allows for cross cultural transmission of messages and technologies to be shared between native people of the land and heart, and intellectual minds of innovation.
We know the importance of perspectives, knowledge and tools are vital for creating effective solutions that will help humanity to return to balance with the Earth, and the “AGGUANILE: Water Wisdom Gathering” is an international platform to do this work.
Mocoa- Putumayo Colombia
June 25 – July 10, 2016
In the “eye brows” of the Amazon, where the Andes Mountains meet the jungle, artworks from over 30 artists from six countries gathered to celebrate ancestral wisdom, creativity and peace, in the first visionary art exhibition of it’s kind in the territory of Mocoa, Colombia. It was called, “Seeds of the Anaconda.”
In alignment with the creation myth “Anaconda del Sur” that inspired this collection, Seeds of the Anaconda was born in rivers of the Amazon with the intension to activate the waters of honor for life, creativity, and the memory of ancient and sacred traditions to flow and inspire the world.
This first showing of Seeds of the Anaconda was created in honor of the 10th Anniversary gathering of El Llamado de la Montaña, an Eco-village network gathering sponsored by CASA that is composed of nine different “Vision Coucils” to discuss community challenges and goals in specific topics such as Arts & Culture, Trade & Solidarity, Eco-Villages, Social Movements, Ecology & Permaculture, Education, Ancestral Wisdom, Youth, and Children.
It is inspired by the creation myth of the Amazon jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. A myth synthesized by Taita Alfonso from the oral history told by the Kofanes, Tucanos, Arawaks, Uitoto, Muinanes, Bora, Ingas, Koreguajes, Piaroas, Piapocos, Desanos, C
ubeos, Nukaks, Ticunas, Sionas people. A myth now known as “Anaconda Del Sur”.
At Centro Experimental Amazonico natural reserve of Corpoamazonia, in the center of a lake filled with alagators and ancient fish, 30 artists from six countries including Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, United States, France, Russia, and India displayed their work with pride and excellence. Though these artists gather from across the globe, one can see similarity in their artwork and vision as they express their ancestral heritage, relationship to the Earth, and share personal experiences of “the world unseen” through art, prints, photography and sculpture.
This exhibit features artists, Pablo Amaringo, Tata Juan Bautista Ussa Ullune, Raul Casillas, Liba W.S., Luis Tamani, Jeison Castillo, Jorge Lewis, Yuluka, Oscar Gonzales “Guache”, Azael Valderrama, Jose Ismael Manco, Anastasia Rurikov Simes, Beatrice Mellinger, Michael Platt, Tim Davis, Madeline Lynch, Colectivo Nactofilia, Monica Guzman, Ryan B. Curtis, Tatiana Kiselyova, Elio Livio, Jonathan Cadavid Martin, Gown Varanasi, Jaoquin Vila “Juako” and more.
Seeds of the Anaconda, as an event, included live musical performances, video, artist talks, vibrational activation and spacial awareness exercises, creative activities for children, and guided tours.
Featured Local Artists of Mocoa – Putumayo, Colombia
Jonathan Cadavid Martin
Roberto Carlos Imbacuan