Art and Inquiry
Grounded in the spirit of creative inquiry, CSL’s Creative Expression program values art-making as a deeply spiritual process—a way to connect with the self and others; a way to tap into the unspoken collective and individual desires of the moment; and a modality for nurturing and heightening one’s consciousness. Founded by Sekayi Edwards, a musician and expressive arts therapist, and Brynn Saito, poet, educator, and Director of CSL, Creative Expression hosts events and workshops with local artists, writers, and educators, expanding the bounds of spirituality to include artistic expression and creation.
Creative Expression Salons: First Sundays in the East Bay
The “Creative Expressions Salon” is a monthly gathering of folks interested in sharing new work (art, poetry, songs, prose, etc.) inspired by their creative and spiritual edge. Some may come and be active listening participants. This low-pressure sharing space is inspired by the phrase "from play to practice." If you have questions about the Salon, contact one of the following: Sekayi (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lauren (LMorimoto44@gmail.com) or Roger (email@example.com).
The Experience of Art
After launching the Center in January of 2015, CSL's Creative Expression module hosted a day-long event called "The Experience of Art" in conjunction with Aldersgate United Methodist's annual May spring bazaar. Creative Expression co-directors, Brynn Saito and Sekayi Edwards, along with artist and performer, Coke Tani, and visual artist, Patti Iseke led experiential sessions on poetry-writing, medicinal group drumming, embodied awareness and play, and group painting. Please check out the photo gallery below.