Open Mind Zen Naples

Meditation and Yoga in the heart of Naples, FL

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Portraiture is Castillo´s life-long passion. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts in Lima, Perú. During the 70?s he relocated to New York City where he became very successful as a fashion illustrator for exclusive boutiques and stores. During this time, he prepared himself as a portrait painter. José María was an art instructor at the Sacred Heart University of Puerto Rico, did demonstrations at several institutes, and taught private classes. More recently, he has taught at the Von Liebig Art Center in Naples, and has taught private portraiture classes. He currently lives in the Naples, Florida area with his wife, Ivette Gomez. 

Art and the Consciousness of Oneness with Jose Maria Castillo
Ongoing, the last Saturdays of every month. June 24th, 10 am to noon.
Suggested donation:  $25 for Nonmembers.  $20 for OMZ members and students. 
Space is limited.  Please register below. 

The nature of art is to bring together and unify the artist and the object.  Jose Maria Castillo is a renowned international portrait artist and teacher.  He has studied the great masters of painting and the great spiritual masters for over forty years.  His many years of study and practice have allowed him to combine his art and his spirituality.  For Jose Maria, art is spirituality, and spirituality is art.  He invites everyone to experience art as Oneness Consciousness.  To experience art as Oneness Consciousness, we do not need to know how to draw or paint.  We only need to wake up to the artist within each of us. Through this process we can experience peace, compassion, freedom, and joy.  This series of workshops has become an Open Mind Zen favorite!  Interactive, educational, and inspiring!  


Attendees should bring the following supplies, all available at Michael's on Pine Ridge Road in Naples.
16 In. X 20 in. PAPER DRAWING PAD - MEDIUM
NO. 6B PENCILS OR CHARCOALS 
SOFT ERASER
COLORED PENCILS, PASTELS, OR COLOR MAGIC MARKERS


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JOSE MARIA CASTILLO CAN BE FOUND AT JOSEMARIACASTILLO.COM


Nonmembers, please register here for June 24th, $25.  


Open Mind Zen Members, please register here:  $20.  







 

Friday, June 24th

 

6:30pm doors open, show starts at 7pm.

7pm storytelling performance

8pm open-mic poetry

8:30pm tea and social time

 

Suggested Donation: $30