CANCELLED — The Art of Wabi-Sabi: Embracing Imperfection

This event has been cancelled.
June 1, 2024    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Metuchen Public Library 480 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840

Event Details

***Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.*** Back by popular demand! Join cone9colab artists Robert Diken, Simon Keller, and John Marron for an encore afternoon celebrating The Art of Wabi-Sabi, sometimes described as the beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” The characteristics of Wabi-Sabi include asymmetry, roughness, simple beauty, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and the appreciation of both natural objects and the forces of nature. A Wabi-Sabi mindset is accepting things as they are, knowing that even imperfect things are perfect in their own way.

Schedule for the afternoon:
1:30-1:45 — Wabi-Sabi Introduction
1:45-2:45 — Tea Ceremony, led by Simon
Five attendees will be selected randomly to participate in the tea ceremony; others will observe and learn.
2:45-3:30 — Sumi-e ink Drawing workshop, led by John
3:30-4:00 — Assemblage Sculpture workshop, led by Bob
4:00-4:30 — Kin Hin / Walking Meditation, led by John

Adults and families are welcome; children should be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited and registration is required.

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This event has been cancelled. Registrations are closed for this event.

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