The Art of Yoga: A charity yoga practice in the gallery
Join us for yoga in the gallery with live music to raise money for MOCA Jacksonville's Special Education Tours. If you didn't make our similar event last year, you won't want to miss this special opportunity! (And if you did, we look forward to seeing you again and appreciate your support, which helped us raise over $1,200 for The Cummer Museum's VSA Festival!)
All charitable contributions from The Art of Yoga directly benefit MOCA, ensuring the museum is able to provide accessible and appropriate entry points into contemporary art for all visitors, meeting the special needs of individuals and groups of all ages. Suggested donation is $15 per person.
The charity yoga class at J. Johnson Gallery is open to all levels of experience. It will be co-taught by Dennis and Kathy Lang, RYT 500, regular teachers at Atlantic Beach's Ocean Yoga and Mandarin's Yoga Den.
Arvid Smith will provide live music for the class, improvising on a variety of traditional Indian instruments such as the sitar and tanpura as well as the acoustic and steel guitar.
On view in the gallery during The Art of Yoga are paintings by Brooklyn artist Emilio Perez. Perez has an innovative process which involves layering paint onto wood panels before slicing into the surface with an X-acto knife and peeling away tendrils of paint. His textured large-scale works are reminiscent of graffiti or swirling ocean waves.