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Sparking Your Inner Big Bang: A Meditation Circle for New Beginnings

Thursday, April 4, 2024 | 1–2pm

ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission

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2024-04-04 18:00:00 UTC2024-04-04 23:00:00 UTC America/Los_AngelesThe CJM - 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CASparking Your Inner Big Bang: A Meditation Circle for New BeginningsRe-encounter your inner light within a circle of meditation and movement that invites you to connect with new beginnings, contemplate our role in repairing the world, and imagine the significance of light in the beginnings of the universe. Led by Dr. Butterfly Williams, this meditation will take place in the gallery in conjunction with First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art. Surrounded by light-based artworks that inspire deeper contemplation of the cosmos and our place in the universe, we will reflect on creation stories, nourish our own individual “first light,” and more.

Re-encounter your inner light within a circle of meditation and movement that invites you to connect with new beginnings, contemplate our role in repairing the world, and imagine the significance of light in the beginnings of the universe. Led by Dr. Butterfly Williams, this meditation will take place in the gallery in conjunction with First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art. Surrounded by light-based artworks that inspire deeper contemplation of the cosmos and our place in the universe, we will reflect on creation stories, nourish our own individual “first light,” and more. 

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About the Speaker
Dr. Butterfly Williams
Dr. Butterfly Williams

Interdisciplinary artist Butterfly Williams, PhD, MFA, teaches African Cosmologies and Black Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. Their performances and videos have been exhibited at the San Francisco International Arts Festival, the African American Arts & Culture Complex, and the American Psychological Association. Visit Iruke.org for more information. 

About the Exhibition

First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art

An exhibition by She Bends

First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art explores mastery in craft as a devotional practice, presenting breathtaking works that connect both artists and viewers to spirituality, wonder, and universal questions of human existence. The exhibition features artworks in neon, glass, and plasma, large-scale sculptures, and installations that invite you to learn about fascinating scientific processes while inspiring deeper contemplation of the role of light in our quest to understand our place in the universe. Experience awe, make spiritual connections, and discover the science and craft of neon and glass artwork.

A glass and plasma crown from the exhibition "First Light"

Kamila Mróz, Well Done—What Was the Cost?, 2023.

Supporters

Major funding for First Light: Rituals of Glass and Neon Art is generously provided by Grants for the Arts, Dorothy Saxe, Anita Wornick, Carla and David Crane, and David Saxe. In-kind support is graciously provided by Loquat Bakery.