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Hymns to the Body by Tias Little & Original Songs by Scott Thornton
November 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Part of a special event series during the exhibition of Un-Known Paths at Ellsworth Gallery by Christy Hengst. See christyhengst.com for the full schedule of events.
Tias Little will read from his collection of prose and poems, hymns to the body that explore the intersection of language, movement, sensory experience, and imagination.
Scott Thornton will perform original songs with guitar.
Tias Little synthesizes more than 30 years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhism, anatomy, and bodywork. He earned a master’s degree in Eastern philosophy from St. John’s College and co-directs Prajna Yoga, an internationally-acclaimed yoga school located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the author of three books: Meditations on a Dewdrop, Yoga of the Subtle Body, and Practice is the Path: Lessons and Reflections on the Transformative Power of Yoga.
Scott Thornton is an assistant zen teacher at Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, and also a psychologist.
Un-known Paths explores themes of pathways, stillness, and listening. Developing from decades of hiking the land around Santa Fe, many of the paintings cluster around specific paths (Sun Mountain, Aspen Vista, Chamisa Trail) or specific plants encountered along the way (yucca, mullein, piñon).
As much as this work is about specific places, it’s also about returning to a place of not-knowing and building intimacy through renewed curiosity.
This exhibition will also include some new birds, descended from the traveling public art project birds in the park.