Published on: Thursday, May 12, 2016 Uncategorized

Spanda: Cosmic Vibrations Exhibit

Artwork by Shanthi Chandrasekar

The Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue

Artist Shanthi Chandrasekar finds fascinating both science and spirituality, especially the ancient Indian philosophy of Tantra which seeks to infuse the divine with the human.  Her new exhibit at the Takoma Park Community Center explores the space where the two areas overlap, and there she discovers the magic and mystery for Spandha: Cosmic Vibrations.

Acrylic paintings and multi-media sculptures with handmade paper, wood, clay and stone explore the vibrations in our universe. Ms. Chandrasekar explains, “It is within these vibrations that forms manifest themselves as sound, light, matter, thoughts, and syllables.”

Chandrasekar has had many exhibitions in the in the Washington, DC, metro area and won the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in both 2013 and 2016 for Works on Paper. The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, awarded her Individual Artist grants in 2009, 2013, and 2016.

Ms. Chandrasekar plays two roles in this exhibition. She is not only the featured artist but also the Atrium Gallery Coordinator at the Takoma Park Community Center. “I thoroughly enjoy this position,” she says. “It is exciting to select artists for the five wonderful gallery spaces in the building and have the art all work well together. The shows address the diverse Takoma Park community, and I try to find local artists from various parts of the world. It is all about bringing the art to the community.”

Spandha: Cosmic Vibrations is free and open to the public through June 30, 2016. Visitor hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm.

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