Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 7 pm
Surf Lodge

Art in Everyday Life

with Margaret Jones Callahan

Weaving mindfulness and contemplation into the tapestry of daily life opens possibilities for awakening. Mindfulness arouses the intelligence of the senses and stirs our natural wisdom; the sacred and expressive nature of our mind comes forward to engage the world.  Margaret will lead us in a mindfulness practice.

Margaret Jones Callahan

Margaret Jones Callahan

Margaret’s lengthy career as an artist and psychotherapist includes traditional training in Japanese and Chinese brush painting, Ikebana, Sho or brushwork, watercolour, poetry and meditation. She and her colleagues helped develop Art Therapy as a profession in British Columbia.

She teaches meditation and dharma art within the Shambhala tradition, leads contemplative art retreats for business and healing professionals and teaches creative process.

GACThe public talk  is cosponsored by Gabriola Ecumenical Society and the Gabriola Arts Council as  part of The Isle of the Arts Festival.


If you wish to reserve for dinner at the Surf Lodge before the talk,  reservations can be made by calling 250-247-9231
You can check out the menu on their website.


The Expressive Heart

Margaret will be leading a big brush calligraphy workshop, ‘The Expressive Heart‘, as part of Gabriola Arts Council Isle of the Arts Festival.The workshop will introduce mindfulness practices with brush and ink, collaborative art processes, and basic brush stroke instruction.  The focus will be on exploring an open-hearted personal connection to the brush and to open space.

For more information visit the GAC website or check out the 7th Annual Isle of the Arts Festival brochure.