Conscious Cultural Travel Spain / Andalusia

Spain, Andalusia, Granada, Alhambra, Culture, Travel, Cultural Travel
View from Alhambra of Granada, Spain. photo by Vivek Singh

May 11 – 21st 2019

You’ve traveled the world looking at nature, monuments, street scenes, and people. Now you’re ready to go beyond being a tourist and become a conscious cultural traveler. This workshop is a unique opportunity to be guided by experienced professionals into enrichment of your life as a cultural explorer and observer. Photographers, as well as non-photographers, will learn from this unique approach to travel. See the tour/workshop description and itinerary at Global Citizen Tours

“This trip is about more than photography, it is an opportunity to see Spain from the inside out. What we observe is a reflection of our inner eye, the lens of our heart, that was initially shaped by our environment growing up and later by the choices we made, as we became more aware. We offer participants a myriad of opportunities to expand their inner lens and enter a world of seeing which will be reflected and captured in their images.” Wayne Eastep & Anne Ferrier

Alhambra, Andalucia, Andalusia, Andalusia-Spain, Andalusian-Horses, Antequera-Spain, Architecture, Art, creativity, Cultural-Travel, Culture, Dolmens, Food, Granada-Spain, Jerez-Spain, Life Observed, Malaga-Spain, Nature, Recent Personal Images, Sherry, Spain, Tapas-Spain, Travel, Travel-Photography

Travel to Andalusia Spain And Upgrade From Tourist to Cultural Explorer.

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Gallery, Sarasota Art, Sarasota Galleries, Culture, Art,
Open Studio’s at Art Central Saturday, January 26, 2109 11 am to 4 pm.
Art, Art Gallery, Art Show, artists, Buy Prints, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Interior Design, Recent Personal Images, Sarasota, Florida, Art

Open Studio’s / Art Central

Sarasota Florida art announcement about open studio’s at Art Central.

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Art, Art Gallery, artists, Buy Prints, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Recent Personal Images

Style magazine Arts section by Su Byron

Sarasota, Culture, Arts, Photography, Arts-stories, Sarasota-Arts

An article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Style magazine, Arts section.                      by Su Byron

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Art Central featured in the Arts section of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.  Article by Marty Fugate.

 

Sarasota, Arts, Gallery, Artists Studio Openings, Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida

Art Central featured in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Arts section August 19, 2018. Byline: Marty Fugate.

Art Central studio opening Saturday, August 25, 2018, 11 am – 4 pm

1330 -1340 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Art, Art Gallery, artists, Buy Prints, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Interior Design, Recent Personal Images

Art Central Featured Herald-Tribune Arts Section

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Yurt, Sarasota, Kazakhstan, Kazakh, Tent, Nomadic, Dwelling

Patti and Wayne Eastep awaiting the arrival of guests to their Kazakh Yurt

Yurt, Nomadic, Tent, Kazakh, Kazakhstan, Central Asia,

Yurt from Kazakhstan in Sarasota, Florida

The June 2017 Heat Index section  of Sarasota Magazine, features a story about Patti and Wayne Eastep and the Yurt which they brought from Kazakhstan to Sarasota, Florida.  Click here to read the full story.      Story in Sarasota Magazine

Architecture, Culture, Kazakhstan, Recent Personal Images, Saudi Arabia

Story in the June 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine about Patti and Wayne Eastep’s Kazakh Yurt.

Kazakh Yurt which Patti and Wayne Eastep brought from Kazakhstan to Sarasota, Florida.

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Flower Essence

About the Artist and this exhibition

The signature characteristic of Wayne Eastep’s photography is the ability to express the essence of a subject.  His images go beyond representational pictures to touch the spirit of the subject, evoking an emotional response.  In this exhibition he turns his attention to the exquisite design in nature  and inherent beauty within flowers.

Eastep’s images are commissioned and collected internationally. They garner awards for books, documentary, and commercial assignments.  His intention with each assignment is to go beyond the surface and look inside the subject.  Photography for Wayne is both vocation and avocation. He is driven by a passion for the art of image making.

Exhibition February 4 – May 14, 2015

Sunflower

The sunflower an annual plant is native to the Americas. The flower petals within the sunflower’s cluster are always in a spiral pattern. Generally, each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, 137.5 degrees, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals, where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive Fibonacci numbers. This pattern produces the most efficient packing of seeds within the flower head.

Flour Parlor

Opening February 4, 2015  6 pm to 9 pm

128 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

Contact: Amy Nichols  941.993.8649      flourparlor@gmail.com          http://www.flourparlor.com

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8 – 5:30, Saturday 9 – 4

Art, artists, creativity, Culture, Design, Exhibition, Flowers, Interior Design, Nature, Recent Personal Images, Sarasota, Florida, Art
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Culture

400 Years Making Sumi

Sumi tools and materials for calligraphy

Sumi tools and materials for calligraphy.  Sumi stick, slate inkwell, calligraphy brush, sumi stick with finger impression by workman at Kobaien sumi factory in Nara, Japan.

While documenting Japanese culture for National Geographic Traveler,  I had the opportunity to photograph at Kobaien in Nara, the oldest sumi shop in Japan. The city of Nara produces 90% of the sumi-ink in Japan.  Kobaien sumi shop has produced sumi-ink sticks for calligraphy and ink painting for 400 years.

Sumi is made by collecting soot from burning pure vegetable oil, usually sesame or pauwlonia, and combining this with glue derived from vegetable starch.  This is then shaped into sticks and dried.  Ink is made by grinding the sumi stick in the slate inkwell called a suzuri until the desired consistency is achieved.

I requested Mr. Mitsuyoshi Nakano, chief at the Kobaien sumi shop, to have the workman making sumi press his fingers into a freshly made stick for me, shown here. Mr. Nakano then created the names Nara and Kyoto in Japanese calligraphy on washi, mulberry paper as a gift.

Kobaien sumi shop, 7 Tsubaicho, Nara, Japan Tel. (Nara 22)-4922

More images on Japanese culture in Kyoto & Nara.

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