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The Science of Art explores relationships between art and science through a series of programs and performances that highlight health, medicine, math, and the environment.

  • The Science of Art Series
    Foraging Hike

    Oct 10, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
    Location: Meet in Shea Center Lobby

    Join Ecological Art & Design Collective SPURSE to identify and pick unique edible plants, and then snack on wild greens and spontaneously fermented drinks while discussing the pleasures and politics of foraging.

    Meet at Shea Center Lobby-Rain or Shine

    Admission: $10 • WP students admitted free with ID

    There will be another Foraging Hike on Sat., Oct. 13, 2018 at 1:00pm.  This is a separately ticketed event.

    SPURSE


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    Foraging Hike

    Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
    Location: Meet in Shea Center Lobby

    Join Ecological Art & Design Collective SPURSE to identify and pick unique edible plants, and then snack on wild greens and spontaneously fermented drinks while discussing the pleasures and politics of foraging.

    Meet at Shea Center Lobby-Rain or Shine

    Admission: $10 • WP students admitted free with ID

    There will be another Foraging Hike on Wed., Oct. 10, 2018 at 9:30am.  This is a separately ticketed event.

    SPURSE


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Art of Citizen Science After Nature

    Nov 07, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    How do we as citizens participate in the making of the sciences?  Join the ecological design team of SPURSE for a fascinating discussion of a critical topic.

    Admission: Free

     Please Note: Date and time are subject to change. Continue to check our website or call the box office for updates. Location announcement coming soon.

    SPURSE


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Opening Ceremony

    Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: University Hall

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency - Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    Opening Ceremony
    The monks begin by consecrating the site of the mandala sand painting with chants and music, before drawing the design.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Construction of the Compassion Mandala

    Nov 14, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: University Hall

    Construction of the Compassion Mandala
    From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite.

    Hours to view the Mandala creation:
    Wednesday, November 14 until 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 15 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Friday, November 16 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, November 17 10:00 a.m. -Noon

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency - Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Lecture: Meditation for Focus and Stress Relief

    Nov 15, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    Lecture: Meditation for Focus and Stress Relief

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Lecture: The Ancient Art of Healing: The Tibetan Buddhist Approach

    Nov 15, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
    Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency - Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    Lecture: The Ancient Art of Healing: The Tibetan Buddhist Approach

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Closing Ceremony and Hike

    Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
    Location: University Hall

    Closing Ceremony and Hike
    Traditionally most sand mandalas are deconstructed shortly after their completion, as a metaphor of the impermanence of life. The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited.  Participants may join the monks as they hike to disperse the sand.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
    Performance: Sacred Music Sacred Dance

    Nov 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Performance: Sacred Music Sacred Dance
    Robed in magnificent costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Loseling monks perform the multiphonic chanting of ancient temple music and dance for world healing. 

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
    The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

    Admission: $15 public • $13 Students, Senior Citizens, WP faculty, staff, and alumni

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


     

  • The Science of Art Series
    Arm of the Sea Theater presents
    The Rejuvenary River Circus

    Dec 04, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    A Story About the Life of a River
    This allegorical tale features over three dozen mask and puppet characters, great live music, and a gorgeous hand-printed bio-morphic set design. Along this fantastic voyage, a host of creatures offer insight into their particular role in a watershed’s ecosystem. The performance combines art, ecology and social action.

    Recommended for ages 8 and up

    Admission: $10 Schools • Call 973.720.3178 for reservations.

    Arm of the Sea Theater