We are transforming a dilapidated warehouse into a global center of Art, Creativity & Consciousness ~ A Nexus of Spirit, Art & Nature
Poised to Launch! For 4 years we have offered successful programs... but we have lacked our own dedicated space. We now have a building! ~ situated next to an International Yoga Retreat Center that draws thousands of guests from around the world, near the 'City of Peace" (Assisi, Italy) that draws millions of pilgrims. We are poised to launch an International Center for the Arts! We are bursting at the seams with people, energy, and programs that are ready to go- from weekend workshops with globally renowned artists and visionaries, to an after-school arts program for our local school.
Why this project is POWERFUL...An Arts Center and MORE!
We are creating a Center for the Arts- and something more... the Academy of Art Creativity and Consciousness is a living HIVE where artists and creatives from around the world come to learn & share, explore & collaborate. Together we are POLLINATING THE FUTURE with new energies, ideas, and ways of Being. We have a unique approach; we use all the modalities of the Arts as vehicles for Awakening to Life- recovering the passion, potency and authenticity of the Soul.
Like a dandelion ready to seed, one puff of breath will send 100 projects into orbit...
We are a vibrant community of artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and visionaries from many countries. Our new building is currently in the final phase, with framing, electrical, and plumbing nearly complete- only gallery lights, floor & heating to go! With one last push we can open the doors to a THRIVING center of Art & Consciousness!~
• Classroom • Gallery • Studios
CLASSROOM~ A welcoming and nurturing environment for people of all levels to express creativity.
• Everyone can discover the Transformative Power of Creativity! At the Academy, students with no talent or experience work alongside practicing artists, together discovering the joy of an inexhaustible fountain within. When we open the aperture of the inner life we access a vitality and sense of purpose that reinvigorates our lives.
GALLERY~ A Nexus for Vanguard Visionaries
• A place a connection for the emerging field of 'Art & Consciousness'; a gathering place for painters, potters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, poets & playwrights- artists of film & multi-media, visionaries of sound & light...'Troubadours of Transformation’ who are using the modalities of the Arts to awaken the higher potentials of humanity.
STUDIOS~ A Creativity Laboratory
• A Space for exploration & production- serving resident artists and visiting artist programs. In the heightened state of creative flow, insight and revelation stream through us...we become vehicles for TRANSFORMATIVE POWER.
WE ARE IN MOTION!
- Our new space that is ALMOST ready to host workshops with globally renowned luminaries such as Jim Channon (scheduled for September 7-9), and concerts with acclaimed musicians such as Simon Tandree (scheduled for August) , exhibitions with beloved artists such as Sandro Da Verscio (Opening September 1st), an After-school Arts & Crafts Program (beginning in September), PLUS a full calendar of programs that include community gatherings, daily and weekly classes, kirtans & more~
Look where we started...
What We Need To Finish...
We are currently working hard on the construction of the interior and exterior of the building. Here's where we need your help:
• A dance floor that will cover the existing concrete floor in the main gallery (crucial for our dancers and it will also make the gallery look gorgeous)
• A heating system for the coming winter...brrrrr
• Gallery Lighting & Hanging System The final crucial element to make an exhibition space!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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~ THANK YOU! ~ Infinite Gratitude and a digital download of the original music composition featured in the main video!Estimated delivery:
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~ CONNECT ! ~ Infinite Gratitude + a digital download of the original music composition featured in the main video! + PLUS a digital photo-book of the entire project from beginning to end ~ including a personalized THANK YOU!! ... + PLUS your name in our time capsule. Category: SPRING GREENEstimated delivery:
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~ EXPAND YOUR VISION! ~ Everything in SPRING GREEN + a 12" X 14" print of "The Divine Vision" +PLUS a seat at a visionary round table hosted by Academy director Dana Lynne Andersen featuring internationally renown visionary thinker Jim Channon (played by Jeff Bridges in the movie about him entitled "Men Who Stare at Goats) at Piazza Ananda near Assisi Italy- your cappuccino and biscotti are included! (A one time event in person, poster can be shipped for + $5). Category: VIRIDIAN GREENEstimated delivery:
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~ SETTLE into the SILENCE~ A "How to Meditate" DVD with a sample pack of Inner Life incense + a 5"x 7" laminated print of "The Divine Vision" for your altar. (Free shipping in Italy + $7 international). Category: HONEY GOLDEstimated delivery:
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~FLOWING in La DOLCE VITA~ A beautiful 16" x 20" poster of "Mystic River" by Dana Lynne Andersen+ cappuccino for two and a plate of homemade chocolates from Rasamayi's cafe in the Piazza di Ananda. (only poster can be shipped). Category: SWEET LILACEstimated delivery:
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~ GATHERING MOMENTUM~ a signed and numbered limited edition print on paper of " Phoenix Rising" (special edition of 108 created for this project) by international artist Dana Lynne Andersen. For those here in person we include a special honoring at our Inauguration September 1st + PLUS the treats from the sweet Lilac category. (Print ships free in Italy + $12 international). Category: STARFISH SILVEREstimated delivery:
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~LAUNCH !~ A rocket launch into the stratosphere of art & meditation! Your higher consciousness kit includes a yoga mat and meditation cushion, a 'how to meditate' DVD, a box of buttery pastels and an artists drawing notebook PLUS a one hour private session with Academy Director Dana Lynne Andersen and a 10 minute 'moving meditation' DVD that will guide you into creative bliss. (Consultation in person or skype, + $12 shipping) Category: ROCKET REDEstimated delivery:
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~BLUE SKIES!~ All of the above + your hand imprinted in a stepping stone for our "Many Hands Miracle" garden (or imprinted on a prayer flag for donors unable to come in person). +PLUS invitation to 4 exclusive, intimate evenings with AMAZING artists, teachers and special guests throughout our inaugural year. Check back for updates- our September dinner party will be out of this world!! Category: CERULEAN BLUEEstimated delivery:
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~ATMOSPHERIC~ All of above + a beautiful print on canvas in a limited edition of 12 signed and numbered prints by Academy Director Dana Lynne Andersen + a ticket to our "Evening of Enchantment" at our new Art Center- featuring delicious food, a magical environment (with twinkle lights, candles, astral flowers & more) and in between each course you will be serenaded by singers and musicians. Category: FUCHSIA FANDANGOEstimated delivery:
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~A SOUL PORTRAIT!~ After an interview with artist Lakshmi Sabrosa (in person in Italy or via Skype) + a jpeg picture of you and your birth date for your horoscope- Lakshmi will paint an original Soul Portrait of YOU~ expressing your unique soul path. Category: MANGO MANTRAEstimated delivery:
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~A MARVELOUS MELODY !~ A 10 minute piece of music composed for you! After a conversation with our composer (in person in Italy, airfare not included) Danielle Poletti will compose an original piece of music that reflects and reveals your spirit. Category: VIVID VIOLETEstimated delivery:
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~ TANGERINE TANGO for TWO~ A romantic and soul nourishing getaway! We will host you for a weekend - right across the street fro the Academy! You'll stay at Ananda Europa- beautifully situated in the Italian countryside of Umbria, minutes away from world famous Assisi (home of St. Francis of Assisi)- includes delicious vegetarian meals, accommodations, yoga and meditation classes twice daily, a guided tour of Assisi and a personally guided afternoon in the studio of the ACADEMY OF ART & CONSCIOUSNESS where you will discover your artist within! (airfare not included, but we will pick you up at the train station in Assisi or the airport in Perugia). Category: TANGERINE TANGOEstimated delivery:
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~EXPRESS YOUR VISION~ A unique, original, custom painting by international artist Dana Lynne Andersen. After an in depth interview (in person in Italy or via skype) Dana will create an original acrylic on canvas painting that expresses the Spirit & Energy of YOU! (It could also express a special aspect of your life such as a 'visionary statement' for a new business. You can choose any size up to 4ft by 5ft). Category: ELECTRIC BLUEEstimated delivery:
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~OVER THE RAINBOW~ A magical blending of colors (Fuchsia Fandango, Cerulean Blue and Vivid Violet) + a 7 day "Bella Italia" Tour to include a charming experience of "La Dolca Vita"~ the sweet life of Italy. You will be personally guided through the beauty of Florence, Sienna and Assisi. (airfare not included, but we will pick you up at the airport in Rome) Category: RAINBOW DELIGHTEstimated delivery:
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