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Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432:
Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi
Wednesday, July 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a mindful movement and improvisational dance class with Elise Kapsi at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Elise’s class will use mindful movement and improvisation to create interpretive, expressive, and energizing work for all. The class will incorporate various dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop, allowing dancers to experience the flow of movement without inhibition. Open to all levels and experiences, no prior experience necessary. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

This dance session encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

Please come dressed appropriately for class. Dance participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Elise Kapsi (she/her) is a Spin and Soul Fusion instructor for University Recreation. Her background also consists of training in ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip-hop, yoga, and contemporary, and previous teaching engagements with the Mid-Columbia Ballet, Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music, and WSU’s Kinesiology department. Born and raised in Tri-Cities, Washington, she is in her third year at WSU, pursuing a double major in Innovation and Change Management and Management Information Systems though the Honors College. Elise believes exercise is an important aspect of mental health and she looks forward to sharing her passion with her students.

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432:
Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Saturday, July 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a therapeutic yoga and dance class with Kristine Zakarison at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

Please bring your own yoga mat and come dressed appropriately for class. Yoga and dance participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form. See below for upcoming classes and Kristine Zakarison’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Kristine Zakarison (C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, M.Div.) is a third-generation daughter of the Palouse, and as such has worn many “hats” in the community. The connecting threads are respect for this land, being of service to the community, and a desire to help others feel better. She has over 25 years of experience teaching yoga. As a yoga therapist, she works with clients to develop personal therapeutic plans to address health concerns including stress and anxiety, trauma and PTSD, injury and chronic illness, chronic pain, long CoVid-19, nervous system disorders, end-of-life care, and grief. She also teaches specialized yoga therapy groups to address specific concerns shared by the group members.

Kristine’s classes at the museum will combine the tones from Ambiente432 with therapeutic flowing movement based in yoga and dance. Each class will incorporate stress reducing meditation at the end. Those participating are invited to bring a yoga mat or to do the class using a folding chair (getting on the floor is not a requirement).

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432:
Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
Thursday, July 7, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a walking meditation class with Nitvia Jones at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

See below for upcoming classes and Nitvia Jones’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Nitivia Jones is an international student advisor at WSU. She got into yoga and mindfulness while in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia and has taken the practice with her to Guatemala and Turkey. Now she is a part of the mindfulness community here in Pullman.

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Sat, July 9, 10:00-11:00am: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Photo Credit: @NicLehoux

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither

Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither
Wednesday, June 29, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for a guided meditation class with Trymaine Gaither at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Trymaine will lead a guided meditation at the museum, founded in mindfulness practices that have been proven to reduce stress and decrease suffering. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

See below for upcoming classes and Trymaine Gaither’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Trymaine Gaither is currently the Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence at Washington State University. He trains faculty and staff in mindfulness-based anti-racism, self-awareness, contemplative pedagogy, and racial healing practices. Through his work with the university, Trymaine has facilitated mindfulness retreats, implicit bias training, and mindfulness-based anti-racism training. Trymaine is also a Certified MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) Teacher and completed his training through the Center for Mindfulness at Brown University. Trymaine attended North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a major in Business Management. He spends his spare time exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife Sophia and his sons Noah and Brycen.

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Thurs, July 7, 12:00-1:00pm: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
Sat, July 9, 10:00-11:00am: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Art & Healing Wellness Classes with Ambiente432: Energizing Standing Yoga Poses with Marcia Gossard

Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Energizing Standing Yoga Poses with Marcia Gossard
Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Join us for an energizing yoga class with Marcia Gossard at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

Marcia’s class at the museum will combine the tones from Ambiente432 with energizing standing yoga poses. Beginners are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and come dressed appropriately for class. Yoga participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form. See below for upcoming classes and Marcia Gossard’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Marcia Gossard, a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and a 200-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), began teaching at the Moscow Yoga Center in 2001. She has studied Iyengar yoga with Jeri Hudak since 1997, and has also studied with Ingela Abbott, Judith Lasater, Lynne Minton, George Purvis, John Schumacher, Janice Vien, and Rodney Yee.  She served as vice president of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Northwest (IYANW) board. A native of the Palouse, in 2004 she earned her doctorate from WSU in Environmental Sociology and is currently the Director of Communications and Marketing for the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and hiking with her husband and son.

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Wed, June 29, 12:00-1:00pm: Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither
Thurs, July 7, 12:00-1:00pm: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
Sat, July 9, 10:00-11:00am: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

CANCELLED: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison

Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wednesday, June 22, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Pavilion Gallery, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

PLEASE NOTE: Todays’s class is cancelled because of a family emergency. Please join us Saturday, June 25 from 10-11am for Marcia Gossard’s class.

Join us for a therapeutic yoga and dance class with Kristine Zakarison at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. This class encourages interaction with Ambiente432. Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency. Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required.

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each class.

Please bring your own yoga mat and come dressed appropriately for class. Yoga and dance participants will be asked to sign a standard assumption of risk and release of liability form. See below for a full schedule of classes and Kristine Zakarison’s bio.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR | Kristine Zakarison (C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, M.Div.) is a third-generation daughter of the Palouse, and as such has worn many “hats” in the community. The connecting threads are respect for this land, being of service to the community, and a desire to help others feel better.  She has over 25 years of experience teaching yoga. As a yoga therapist, she works with clients to develop personal therapeutic plans to address health concerns including stress and anxiety, trauma and PTSD, injury and chronic illness, chronic pain, long CoVid-19, nervous system disorders, end-of-life care, and grief. She also teaches specialized yoga therapy groups to address specific concerns shared by the group members.

Kristine’s classes at the museum will combine the tones from Ambiente432 with therapeutic flowing movement based in yoga and dance. Each class will incorporate stress reducing meditation at the end. Those participating are invited to bring a yoga mat or to do the class using a folding chair (getting on the floor is not a requirement).

Upcoming Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432
Sat, June 25, 10:00-11:00am:
Energizing Standing Yoga Poses with Marcia Gossard
Wed, June 29, 12:00-1:00pm: Guided Meditation with Trymaine Gaither
Thurs, July 7, 12:00-1:00pm: Walking Meditation with Nitivia Jones
Sat, July 9, 10:00-11:00am: Therapeutic Flow Using Yoga & Dance with Kristine Zakarison
Wed, July 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Mindful Movement and Improvisational Dance with Elise Kapsi

QUESTIONS? Contact Kristin Becker, Curator of Education & Programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.

Indie Folk: Sounds from the Northwest Concert

Friday, April 29, 2022, 4:007:00 p.m.
Terrell Mall immediately outside the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Join the museum for a free outdoor concert on Friday, April 29 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., featuring Portland musician Brian Mumford of Dragging an Ox Through Water, from our Indie Folk playlist. Pullman’s own Raza NorthWest, featuring WSU faculty Darryl Singleton and Alan Malfavon, will open the concert playing son jarocho, a style of Mexican folk music that reinforces the Mexican-American influences heard on the Indie Folk playlist.

Live performances at the museum this month are an offshoot of the exhibition Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest, with a playlist by Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records. According to Isaacson, “the music genre Northwest Indie Folk could mean a lot of different things to different people. Our region is home to many cultures that have adapted their traditional folk music to the modern world: The term ‘Indie Folk’ would apply to them all.”

A smaller Indie Folk concert will take place Friday, April 22 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. featuring Bigger Boat, an a cappella group from Moscow, ID that sings sea shanties and maritime songs.

Concerts are produced in collaboration with the WSU Student Entertainment Board.

About the Musicians

Dragging an Ox Through Water | Brian Mumford of Dragging an Ox Through Water uses homemade light sensitive electronics that respond to a candle’s random flicker to determine a lot of the sounds in his songs. He’s played in art punk band Sun Foot with local artists Chris Johanson and Ron Burns as well as other DIY bands such as Jackie O Motherfucker and the Deep-Fried Boogie Band. (Featured image above courtesy of beastiary.)

Raza NorthWest | This duo came together originally to play son jarocho, a style of folk music indigenous to the Veracruz region of Mexico. Some elements, including its principal instrument, the guitar-like jarana, have Spanish roots. Other aspects trace back through Cuba to Africa, such as the marimbol, a traditional bass instrument in the genre. Raza NorthWest performances take audiences on a journey featuring son jarocho, samba, pop and reggae; all are music with indigenous and folk roots that speak to common human experience. Darryl Singleton and Alan Malfavon are both new to the Palouse and WSU’s faculty.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and closed Sunday and Monday.

Indie Folk: Sounds from the Northwest: Bigger Boat Concert

Friday, April 22, 2022, 4:005:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Pavilion Gallery

Join the museum for a free performance by Bigger Boat in the Pavilion Gallery on Friday, April 22 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Bigger Boat is an a cappella group from Moscow, ID that sings sea shanties and maritime songs.

Live performances at the museum this month are an offshoot of the exhibition Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest, which features a playlist by Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records. According to Isaacson, “the music genre Northwest Indie Folk could mean a lot of different things to different people. Our region is home to many cultures that have adapted their traditional folk music to the modern world: The term ‘Indie Folk’ would apply to them all.”

An additional Indie Folk concert will be performed outside the museum on Friday, April 29 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., featuring Dragging an Ox Through Water, Whiting Tennis, and Pullman’s own Raza NorthWest.

In collaboration with the WSU Student Entertainment Board.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910. The museum is currently open Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and closed Sunday and Monday.

2022 | Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Reception

Join us on Friday, April 1 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition‘s Opening Reception. This exhibit provides a wide range of styles and stimulating experiences for faculty, students and local museum constituents. The world-class Fine Arts faculty at WSU encourage the MFA candidates to become more assured and articulate in their convictions.

The museum confidently presents this year’s graduate thesis work certain that faculty, students, staff and visitors to WSU will find it a fun and stimulating experience. This annual showcase represents the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates.

The reception is preceded by MFA Thesis Talks from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

MFA THESIS CANDIDATES | Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Meagan Marsh Pine, and Siri Stensberg.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

MFA Thesis Artist Talks

Join us on Friday, April 1 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. for short talks by the six graduate candidates featured in the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. Each artist will speak briefly to introduce the body of work they are presenting in the exhibition. The talks will be followed by an opening reception from 4:00-6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

MFA THESIS CANDIDATES | Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Meagan Marsh Pine, and Siri Stensberg.

LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please visit https://museum.wsu.edu/about.