Events – 2013 Archive

EVENTS ARE LISTED CHRONOLOGICALLY FOR ALL OF 2013
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360: CIRCLES & CYCLES
Wednesday June 5 to Sunday July 7, 2013
The Circle Opens … Meet the Artists at a Reception with Refreshments – Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Dam Gallery, Alton Mill Arts Centre
Alton, Ontario

Mandala artist CJ Shelton joins woodturner Jennifer McKinnon and potter Ann Randeraad for this joint exhibition at Headwaters Arts Dam Gallery
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Circles and cycles … spiralling, transforming and evolving.
Rich hues, well-articulated lines and the flow of nature are revealed through the singularly powerful shape of the circle which loops three mediums and three artists together as they stretch and alter the circular form. A subtle core thread weaves throughout the show waiting to be discovered in their raw materials of wood, clay and pigment. Although the show may not make you physically “do a 360”, the core circles and rotations within it will encourage viewers to consciously see the larger cycles in art… and in life.

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GRAIL LADY FAIRE 2013 – “The Colours of Woman”
Sunday June 24 to Friday June 28
Grail Springs Retreat and Spa
Bancroft, Ontario

CJ Shelton and Dancing Moon Designs are proud to be a part of The 4th Annual Grail Lady Faire… Canada’s 5-Day Summer Festival & Conference for Enlightened Women.
Join CJ at Grail Springs this summer and share your abundant Self with other inspiring women gathering together for this annual conference and festival. Celebrate with like-minded women from all walks of life. Open your heart, expand your mind and realize your dreams… as well as being a vendor at this beautiful event, CJ will be doing an encore presentation of “Priestess or Warrior? Raising the Sword of Avalon”, a mystical journey to the Celtic Otherworld and the Isle of Avalon. Let your spirit soar this summer! For details and to purchase tickets click here.
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360: CIRCLES & CYCLES  Encore presentation in Brampton
Tuesday July 23 to Saturday August 3, 2013

The Circle Re-opens …reception with refreshments Thursday, July 25, 5-9 pm
Beaux-Arts Gallery, 70-74 Main Street N.
Brampton, Ontario

Join the artists of 360 as we take the show on the road! Rich hues, well-articulated lines and the flow of nature are revealed through the singularly powerful shape of the circle which loops three mediums and three artists together as they stretch and alter the circular form. Mandala artist CJ Shelton joins again with woodturner Jennifer McKinnon and potter Ann Randeraad for a second 360 show. If you missed us at the Dam Gallery in Alton here’s your opportunity…
Visit www.beaux-artsbrampton.com for details
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‘CELTIC QUEST’ RETREAT WITH CJ SHELTON @ GRAIL SPRINGS
The Quest for ‘Awen’ – Wisdom, Truth and the Spirit of Nature…
Sunday, August 25 to Friday, August 30, 2013
Grail Springs Retreat and Spa
Bancroft, Ontario
Experience magic, myth and mystery…in this five day retreat Artist & Shamanic Practitioner CJ Shelton will take you on a transformational journey to experience the Celtic Otherworld, an odyssey that will inspire and illuminate your creative spirit.“Awen” is a Welsh word for the divine inspiration that infuses and flows through all of life and is a central concept in Celtic and Druidic belief. Creative expression through music, art and storytelling, a deep connection to Nature, the study of ancient myths and the mystical Otherworld are all interwoven into the beautiful cultural expression that resonates with us as “Celtic Spirit”.
In the beautiful natural surroundings of the Grail Springs Retreat surrender to a direct experience of land, sky and water with the same reverence the ancient Druids did in their oak groves and stone circles. In order to truly understand “Awen”, enjoy the Bardic tradition of storytelling by listening to sacred poems and myths which express what this concept truly means. Then, let yourself be gently guided on an inner journey to the Celtic Otherworld and the shores of the mystical Isle of Avalon, the place of priestesses and warriors and where the legendary King Arthur still lies sleeping. Within this beautiful realm refresh your soul in the holy waters of Avalon’s two sacred springs. Here, guidance, wisdom and symbolic tools await you in a place of deep magic.

Your creativity … each day of this retreat will provide an opportunity for expressing the beauty and inspiration you find in these mystical experiences through mandala making, a relaxing and meditational process for illuminating the deep inner wisdom we all possess. No worries about lack of artistic ability… facilitator CJ Shelton will gently support and guide you to visually express yourself through symbolism, colour and words in a process which can be easily undertaken by anyone. The results are always truly magical; the benefits profound. By the end of the retreat your internal work will have transformed into tangible results through the creation of personal touchstones, your mandalas. These creative “snapshots” will be records of your journey containing symbolism and continuing guidance that can be taken into the outer world and help you be of service as move you forward on your journey. This is the heart of Celtic Spirit– to live, work and play with equal balance and delight in both the inner and outer realms …

Escape the everyday and experience the magic… learn more about this award winning spa and retreat and make your reservation for ‘Celtic Quest’ at: www.grailsprings.com.

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For a schedule of upcoming events at the Alton Mill Arts Centre visit www.altonmill.ca