Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

Sustainable Return has a really cool volunteering event to tell you about.

Join the Tai Chi Center of Chicago in helping to plant 7,300 Marram Grass roots! Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary a.k.a. "The Hedge."

Saturday, November 6th
Help plant 7,300 Marram Grass roots!
9:00 a.m. - Noon
With Stewards David Painter and Leslie Borns

For more information about this much needed, volunteering event please visit Grass Roots at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary. If you decide you would like attend please let me know asap so that I can inform David.

Lisa and I will see you there at 9am!!!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ravenswood Artwalk @ Tai Chi Center of Chicago

2010 Special Events - 9th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk
October 2nd & 3rd
(Art Opening, October 1st, 6:30-8:30pm)

Ravenswood ArtWalk is two days event dedicated to honoring and celebrating artists and industry in the Ravenswood Corridor. The event 300 artists and local businesses! For the 9th RAW, the Tai Chi Center of Chicago (TC3) featured several artists in conjunction with various performances made by the instructors and the student body at large.

This year the theme of our show in RAW is Lineage.
A sense of Lineage is a wonderful gift. To know where you come from and to understand the challenges your predecessors faced and overcame is a symbolic map of sorts that can give you the coordinates of choice. Choices as to what direction you want to take that will lead to a story that you want to tell and pass on.

Whether it is a biological map passed on through your ancestry; a skill based map passed on from teacher to student; or even an environmental map passed down for over 4.5 billion years; all life and death tells a story.

Each of the pieces on display, or performances made tell a story of time passing and that we, the viewer, are also just passing through while history is in the making...

Demonstrating Master Instructors of the Tai Chi Center of Chicago:
Elizabeth Wenscott - Man Jiang Hung Jian (Sword)
Chris Zalek - Forms, Weapons, Application
Sas Stark - Forms, Weapons, Application
Don Tomei & Sharon Fierro - Wellness Qigong

Exhibiting artist:
Christine Wallers (Artist in Residence) - Drawings, Projected Video, and Installation Prototype
Steven Leavitt - Painting
Andrew & Casey Calhoun - Musical Guest
Kipling Swehla - Photography
Dan Menzel - Stained Glass and Foil
Laurie Cohen - Photography

This years schedule of events.

6:30pm - 8:30pm - Art Opening

9:30am - 3:00pm - School Demonstrations Schedule
9:30am - 10:30am - Qigong Introductory with Sharon Fierro (Participation welcome and FREE)
11:00am - 12:00pm - Tai Chi Introductory with Chris Zalek - (Participation welcome and FREE)
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Andrew & Casey Calhoun - Musical Performance
1:30pm - 2:15pm - Qigong with Don Tomei and Sharon Fierro - (Participation welcome and FREE)
2:15pm - 3:00pm - Demonstrations lead by master instructors, along with members of the TC3
3:00pm - 6:00pm - Art Viewing

11:00am - 6:00pm - School Open House - Art Viewing

for more information about this event visit Ravenswood Artwalk @ Tai Chi Center of Chicago