The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Friday, April 7, 2017

On View at City Hall: Mona Shiber's “Lotusing is a Verb”

On View at City Hall:  “Lotusing is a Verb”
Arts Night Out Opening Reception: April 14, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Show runs April 11– May 9, 2017

“Lotusing is a Verb”
[\ˈlō-təs-ing\]
- desires to grow, to wake up to true nature
- faces one's own light & shadow fearlessly
- blossoms it's heart in the mind, while rooted in earthy humanness

Inspired by eastern philosophy, and influenced by her middle-eastern immigrant family, Mona Shiber's visual language embeds archetype, symbol, and the written word. Her lotuses illustrate levels of human consciousness through the vail of psycho-spiritual centers known as the chakra system. It is there, that we are absent of any race, color, gender, class and cast. It is there that we are pure energy about to become. And it is there that we give birth to our reality.



“Lotusing is a Verb” features a collection of original mixed medium paintings, fabric scrolls, and giclee prints on metal panels. Many of these flowering images originally found their voice as large, carved, ceramic wall works which can be found at yoga and healing centers in the Valley and beyond.

City Hall Gallery
Second Floor – City Hall
210 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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