Earth Sky Bed Table detail, Hand-dyed bed cloths from wild-harvested plants, organic sheet fabric, thread, dimensions variable, 2016.

WORKSHOP: An Exploration of Rest

Sunday, July 21, 2019 2pm – 5pm

In Cerrillos (directions provided with registration)
$60 / $50 members / $25 students
Registration required by July 12th, it is now closed.

To coincide with her exhibition at 516 ARTS, Sleeping between the Sun and the Moon, join artist Mira Burack at her home in the high desert mountains for an exploration of rest. In a swiftly paced 21st century, Burack hopes we can reconnect with our basic need for rest and sleep. During the workshop, participants will gather for a soothing, restful experience of the senses. We will share stories around our sleep experience – How do we sleep? What rituals prepare us for rest? What would help us quiet our lives a bit more? Burack will facilitate a group outdoor conversation, a nap in the landscape, and a nourishing plant encounter.

Participants are asked to bring an object that has supported their rest or sleep experience. Each participant will go home with a hand-dyed sleep mat/cloth and a plant hydrosol made by the artist from wild-harvested plants in the landscape. Come, unplug, and let the land comfort you. All are welcome.

Mira Burack is an artist living in the mountains of New Mexico. She received a a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Psychology from Pepperdine University. Burack was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up on the coast of Maine. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Muskegon Art Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Media Knox Gallery in Slovenia, Art Gallery of Windsor in Canada, and Kunstverin Wolfsburg in Germany. She has lectured, taught workshops, and was a faculty member at the College for Creative Studies. She received a Community + Public Arts Detroit grant for The Edible Hut, a community space with a living edible roof. Recently relocated to rural New Mexico after living in Detroit for 10 years, Burack spends her time learning from this new landscape, making, and enjoying her family.