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September 16, 2013
by Vandorn
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an exhibition: “LIGHTing PATHways Home”

The African American Atelier is hosting of a solo exhibition of my work:
“VANDORN HINNANT: LIGHTING PATHWAYS HOME”
This is an exhibition of 52 works of art created between 1980 and 2013.
Exhibition dates: Sunday, 13 October through Friday, 13 December 2013
The African American Atelier
Greensboro Cultural Center
200 North Davie Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
 image featured above:
“Coming Home”  © 1989
medium: acrylic paint on gessoed paper
picture plane: 15″ x 25″
(in the artist’s private collection)
Artist’s Statement
My life’s journey-as-artist has been a matter of bearing witness to an indwelling beauty and love that has continuously sought and found outward expression through me. With this thought I am reminded of the words spoken by Almustafa in “The Prophet” written by Kahlil Gibran: “Was it I who spoke? Was I not also a listener?”
 
My studies of how color, shape, pattern, and form impact human consciousness have been a guiding light in this exploration. Giving birth to forms and images that have proven to be stimulating, uplifting, expanding, inspiring, educative, and inducing reflection and contemplation in others is part of my mission.
The life of some artists involves a dedication to recording immaterial events (inner experiences of the mind, heart, soul, or spirit) through material means. This journey is a process often void of a knowable destination, yet always imbued with a sense of arriving.
The ever yearning of the formless to take form requires a surrendering and yielding to the inspirations that arise within me. Over the course of these past forty-two years I have grown to respect and appreciate the responsibility for this birth-giving in ways that have deepened and widened my spirit, and hopefully, the spirit(s) of others. From this place of service I stand in gratitude seeing this life’s work as a love offering to those choosing to receive. And, to the many responses of appreciation from others I have answered with these words: “Your response to this work is my greatest reward!”
7 September 2013                                                                                                              
Vandorn Hinnant

July 19, 2013
by Vandorn
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A Mandala drawing workshop / rescheduled

A Mandala Drawing workshop invitation 

An Introductory Workshop with Vandorn

Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle. Historically, Mandalas have served humankind as symbolic reminders of universal order, as a meditation process and for the attainment of various degrees of self and cosmic integration. It has been used as a therapeutic technique for centering one’s attention/self. The Geometry of Life, also known in some circles as Sacred Geometry, is an ancient system of observation of various levels of order within the universe. These teachings embody the Golden/Divine Proportion (Golden Mean), Dynamic Symmetry, Fibonacci numbers/spiral, etc. The Geometry of Life can help to facilitate the exploration of the Mandala as a self-integrating, centering exercise and window to discovery.

This workshop leads one through an introduction to an ancient system of exercises using the compass, the ruler (straight edge), and colored pencils and pens. With this equipment one may generate drawings that furnish a working definition of balance, order, beauty, harmony, the fractal, and dynamic and radial symmetry. Each drawing is constructed from the foundation of two arbitrary points on a worksheet. These points are used to develop a variety of compositions (ranging from simple to complex) made entirely of circles and straight lines.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore Mandalas based upon 6-ness, 8-ness, 10-ness or 12-ness. These drawings will furnish significant points of departure for the exploration of Mandalas with personal symbols or more universal signatures.

(An example of the addition of text to a 6-fold symmetry Mandala.)

“We Love” (a study) ©2011 Vandorn
metallic inks and acrylic paint on paper
 5″ x 5″

A Mandala Drawing Workshop will be held at the residence of

Geoffry Luce & Jeannamarie Shepphard

70001 Morehead – The Governors Club, Chapel Hill, NC

on Saturday, July 27th, from 10am till 2pm.

CALL 336-706-4298 for details and to make reservations.

Cost: $30/participant, or $50 per couple or pair.

Materials are included in this fee. However, one is advised and invited

to bring their own coloring medium to ensure personal satisfaction!

Pre-registration via payment is required and ends on                

Thursday, 25 July 2013.

Credit or Debit Card payments are accepted.

Call 919-818-7721 or 336-706-4298.

Payments via check must be received by Thursday, 25 July 2013.

Call for details.

The number of participants is limited.

Attendee ages: 15 and up.

(ATTENDEES ARE ADVISED TO BRING SNACKS. THIS IS A 4 HR INTENSIVE)

Number for directions ONLY the day of event: 919-240-7034

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attendees of workshop: Design Science Day at UNC-Asheville, September 2012

Various roads in the area are under construction.

You are advised to use these alternate routes.

Click here: I-40 W to 70001 Morehead, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 – Google Maps

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Click here: Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd to 70001 Morehead, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 – Google Maps

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Preview some of Vandorn’s art at :

http://VandornHinnant.com and http://lightweavings.com

July 15, 2013
by Vandorn
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Mandala drawing workshop

A Mandala Drawing workshop invitation 

A Mandala Drawing Workshop will be held at the residence of

Geoffry Luce & Jeannamarie Shepphard

70001 Morehead – The Governors Club, Chapel Hill, NC

on Saturday, July 20th, from 10am till 2pm.

CALL 336-706-4298 for details and to make reservations.

Cost: $30/participant, or $50 per couple or pair.

Materials are included in this fee.

(ATTENDEES ARE ADVISED TO BRING SNACKS. THIS IS A FOUR HOUR INTENSIVE)

Number for directions ONLY the day of event: 919-240-7034

an RSVP is required If you are attending:

lightweavings@aol.com or text or call an RSVP to:

Vandorn: 336-706-4298

attendees of workshop: Design Science Day at UNC-Asheville, September 2012

Various roads in the area are under construction.

You are advised to use these alternate routes.

Click here: I-40 W to 70001 Morehead, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 – Google Maps

View Larger Map

Click here: Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd to 70001 Morehead, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 – Google Maps

View Larger Map

Preview some of Vandorn’s art at : http://VandornHinnant.com and http://lightweavings.com

June 11, 2013
by Vandorn
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An Invitation to view Vandorn Hinnant’s art

medium: Acrylic paint and prismacolor on 100% cotton rag paper

“Anima Rising #2” © Vandorn Hinnant

You are invited to meet and converse with the artist !

LightWeavings Presents:

“A Return to Light”

art exhibition of over forty original works of art by

Vandorn

Friday, 12 July, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, 13 July, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunday, 14 July, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

@The home of Geoffry Luce & Jeannamarie Shepphard

70001 Morehead – The Governors Club, Chapel Hill, NC
Various roads in the area are under construction so you are advised to use these alternate routes.

Click here: I-40 W to 70001 Morehead, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 – Google Maps


View Larger Map

Click here: Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd to 70001 Morehead, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 – Google Maps


View Larger Map

Number for directions ONLY days of event: 919-240-7034

an RSVP is required If you are attending:

lightweavings@aol.com or text or call an RSVP to:

Vandorn: 336-706-4298 or AnaMaria: 919-818-7721

* Call us for information about car caravans to the location.

ATTENTION:

A Mandala Drawing Workshop will be held at this residence

on the following Saturday, July 20th, from 10am till 2pm.

CALL 336-706-4298 for details and to make reservations. Cost: $30/participant,

and materials are included in this fee.

Preview some of the art at :
http://VandornHinnant.com
and
http://lightweavings.com