True Flow: A Transformative Arts Experience
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

True Flow: A Transformative Arts Experience

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Description

We invite you to experience a self awakening, master retreat nestled in a private, verdant garden in Rancho Santa Fe. We will dive deep into yogic and expressive art practices for personal renewal, therapeutic healing and the opportunity to reconnect with our authentic, joyful, enthusiastic selves. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

The topics of impermanence, self-judgement and attachment will be at the forefront of the weekend, and will be explored through dialogue and guided meditation. They will be woven into our yoga practice and free-form expression on the canvas, which will act as a mirror of self-reflection. These tools will allow us to renegotiate our relationship with fear and reconcile past experiences in a visceral, powerful and embodied way that reaches well beyond words. All meals and art supplies are provided.

Your guides:
Stephanie Bell May is an artist with a masters degree in fine arts from Pepperdine University. She hosts retreats at her home in Rancho Santa Fe and provides a safe sanctuary for participants to experience multi-disciplinary artistic immersions and mindfulness-based art expression. 

Paisley Close is a yoga teacher with over 10,000 hours experience teaching in the mind-body field. She instructs with a masterful blend for body, mind and heart, with practical skills for staying centered off the mat. Her classes are alignment-based, with a blend of held poses and slow flow and plenty of space to de-stress and breathe. Find out more about her at http://paisleyanne.com

Rachael Marie McDaniel is an international artist based out of San Diego, California. She has her BA in Art Education and has studied with The Expressive Arts Institute as well as UCLArts and Healing to learn about art therapy and expressive art facilitation. Rachael loves sharing art experiences that are impactful not because of what a piece of work looks like but because of what it feels like to create it. More information can be found at http://www.rachaelmcdaniel.com/bio 

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Expandir. Liberar. Transcendiendo el Trauma
Nov
12
to Nov 16

Expandir. Liberar. Transcendiendo el Trauma

In this exhibition Rachael McDaniel points to the ability of the human spirit to overcome devastating experiences through mind body practices. The x-rays employed are clear records of trauma that she pierces through to let in the light of candle flame. This fire is representative of the human soul and universal life force. The work is a reminder that one can rise above any physical or emotional challenge with loving mindfulness.  McDaniel embraces the zen of repetitive motion in her process by periforating hundreds of tiny holes in her pieces. She physically pushes through each x-ray, each black memory of pain, and works to let the light come through. This practice of unifying the spiritual, mental and corporeal to transform ones state of being is not only the message of this installation but is also the way of it’s formation. 

A percentage of profits from sales and affiliated events go towards the ONG’s CHS Alternative who work to heal the victims of human trafficking and other traumas. 

"This show is dedicated to my mother for teaching me the arts of meditation, psychology, philosophy and spirituality as a child. Her work to improve the lives of others has been the greatest inspiration for me." 

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La Galeria Centro del Arte
Apr
16
to May 16

La Galeria Centro del Arte

Rachael is honored to be featured at a group exposition at this stunning contemporary arts gallery in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The artist chose to juxtapose organic and geometric imagery to emphasize her trademark themes of Anicca and Anatta (impermanence and interconnection). Mediums employed include hand embroidered water color paintings on paper as well as hand embroidered acrylics on canvas. 

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Free Film Screening
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Free Film Screening

Is your life too plastic? Come find out at Teeter on Thursday, Feb 25 from 6pm to 9pm. In a partnership with Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter, we will be showing Bag It, an award-winning documentary about the effects of plastic on our planet and on our health. 

Additionally, we'll be featuring (and raffling) art from local artists Jeff Yeomans & Rachael McDaniel in an effort to raise funds for the San Diego Chapter's mission to protect our oceans, waves and beaches. Not to mention live music by Scott Middough!  

As no event would be complete without beer & food, we'd like to thank Stone BrewingRaglan Public House, and Surf Rider Pizza Cafe for contributing to this event. There will be fresh food & beer for all who attend!  

Remember, this is single-use plastic free event. Please BYOC (bring your own cup)!

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What Remains
May
30
to Jul 19

What Remains

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What Remains: Debris and Detritus in Fine Art 

This exhibition invited artists to create work incorporating found materials. Partnering with the San Diego County Environmental Services and San Diego County Office of Education, SDAI also exhibited "Dare to Reuse”, an exhibition of student artwork. “What Remains”  featured large-scale installations created out of recycled materials.

Rachael McDaniel was commisioned to create a series of The Enlightened Jelly for this show. She produced 50 of these eco-art oddities out of reclaimed materials to demonstrate how plastic waste can be fatally mistaken for prey by marine predators, like sea turtles which eat plastic bags thinking they are jelly fish. A percentage of McDaniel's sales went to Surfrider Foundation who helps keep the oceans and water ways clean and thriving. The artist also led a workshop on how to create your own pet jelly in conjunction with the show. To see more on The Enlightened Jelly click here.

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T I M E S C A P E S
May
8
to May 15

T I M E S C A P E S

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"Timescapes" is Rachael Marie McDaniel's solo exhibition at San Diego State University. It includes lithographic prints, oil paintings, photography, book arts and mixed media installations. In "Timescapes" McDaniel explores the scientific definition of time as well as imagery of human and environmental impermanence.  To acquire prints of work featured in this show or to have a custom piece made please email info@rachaelmcdaniel.com with your inquiries.

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