A Chinese Perspective on Summer. Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center. Summer Solstice BBQ & Raku! Friday, June 21, 2013 6 – 8 p.m. Celebrate Summer in the Valley!
Join us in celebrating summer! This is a FREE event – bring something to share: food, drink, music, stories, bisqueware to Raku.
Also, to cut town on paper plates & plastic utensils/cups, please bring your own plates/silverware. Thanks!
A Chinese perspective: In Chinese thought, summer has been associated with the color red, the sound of laughing, the heart organ, the fire element and a red phoenix bird.
The Chinese were also great believers in balance. So to celebrate the summer solstice as the Chinese philosophers did, you might …
Stand facing south, considered the direction of time in ancient Chinese philosophy. Just stand for a few moments and honor the “southness” of summer.
Balance your fire element. Go swimming in a cold, dark pool or stream
And get ready for our next Gallery Exhibition, “Simply Red!”
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