Join the Florida A&M University Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery for the Sarpasana Series, a new community-centered series of events promoting a mixture of art, yoga, and holistic wellness. The Sarpasana Series developed from Yoga in the Museum, a three-year program created by Spelman College’s Curator of Education, Makeba Dixon-Hill. This partnership yielded a collaborative project between FAMU and Spelman’s art institutions. Through this project, the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery will implement yoga classes, and other art and wellness-centered programs in the gallery to expand our services to our campus and surrounding area community.
Sarpasana, is a snake pose in the yoga tradition and an aptly titled project at the home of the FAMU Rattlers. The July Sarpasana Series includes a group art exhibition entitled, Sarpasana: Yoga, Art, and Wellness. This exhibition centers on promoting spiritual and emotional wellness through yoga, and features artwork showing yoga concepts or expressing well-being, calm, peace, and balance.
THE EXHIBITION: On view July 11 – July 30 Sarpasana: Yoga, Art, and Wellness includes a participatory project inviting gallery visitors to contribute to the gallery’s July yoga studio and classes. Gallery guests are encouraged to participate by contributing their meditations, affirmations, and intentions in written and/or artistic form.
YOGA CLASSES: As a part of the Sarpasana Series, the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery will offer two free yoga classes on Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, July 30 with a beginners yoga class (July 23) and a Vinyasa Flow class (July 30) taught by yoga instructor, Tracy Bennett of IRie Yoga. Both classes will begin at 1 p.m. All levels are welcome to participate. Space is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.