Opening September 10, “Asia, Tea & Dance” mixes spiritual reflection with physical movement and visual art. Join SAM for refreshments from 5 to 7pm.

DSCF8734 (1)Raylene Abbott is a local artist. She paints in the medium of Chinese ink and Xuan paper. Her paintings are then sent to China and mounted on silk scrolls. She uses red Chinese seals that are either engraved with her artist name, Lin Guan, (“The Buddha Light Between the Water and the Clouds”) or

BODHISATTVA BEHIND THE VEIL

BODHISATTVA BEHIND THE VEIL

with poetry. She is also a performance artist that writes poetry and choreographs a dance for each of her paintings.

Her paintings are an expression of both beauty and awareness for the viewer. They reflect her love for meditation and spiritual quest to find truth through simplicity. She is also an international author whose books have been published in five different countries. She writes about Woman Wisdom and the Sacredness of the Earth.

Raylene performed a tea ceremony during the opening reception.

Raylene performed a tea ceremony during the opening reception.

rayleneabbott.com