Institute for Philosophy & the Arts'
Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life

Carol Soucek King
[Photography by Nathaniel Taylor]

THE SALON ON THE SPIRITUALLY CREATIVE LIFE

Welcome Everyone!
Our 24th Year Continues!

Please join Carol Soucek King virtually on Sunday, September 13, 2020 Via Zoom or Call-In* to discuss the seventh theme in her UNDER THE BRIDGES AT ARROYO DEL REY

HARMONY

9:30 am – Zoom Room Arrivals and
Himalayan Singing Bowls by Healing Arts Practitioner
Janet Martorello

 

10 am until noon – Program

Opening song
"Meet Me There"
From "This is Who We Are: The Interfaith Musical"
by Ruth Broyde Sharone

 

The Harmony of Heaven and Earth
Understanding Chinese Paintings
Through the Lens of Western Art

Presented By
Nan Rae
Artist - Author - Teacher

 

"In This Garden"
Nancy Glowacki

Singer/Composer

 

Followed by Discussion

 

Finale
"Let There Be Peace on Earth"
Susie Katharine Shaw

Actress/Vocalist

 

And then Susie will lead us in Richard King's favorite
Native American Prayer

 


 

About our Speaker
Nan Rae

Nan Rae Artist Nan Rae, trained in the Western tradition until a visit to Monet’s garden in Giverny led her to the study of Asian Brush painting. Since 1984 she has led workshops across the country, started teaching at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in ’94 and in her studio, teaching over 4,000 adults the wonders of this art form. Nan’s book, The Ch’i of The Brush, originally published by Random House/Watson-Guptill along with publishers in France and Spain, continues to be used by students worldwide.

At Art Expo, art connoisseurs on seeing Nan Rae’s work commented that they felt as if they entered the paintings and became subjectively involved in them. Exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris, Japan and China, this best-selling artist’s paintings hang not only in the most prestigious homes in Southern California but also in private and corporate collections across the country, in Canada and Europe.

Along with her original artwork and limited-edition fine art prints, Nan Rae’s greeting cards are sold in museums and fine stores throughout Europe and the United States as well as being a featured artist with Trader Joe’s Greeting Cards nationwide.

Nan Rae has illustrated several books for various authors and the book Suma the Elephant won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award in New York City for the artwork. The New York Philharmonic chose Nan Rae’s art for their important trip to North Korea and China. Nan has also provided the artwork for the San Francisco Symphony’s yearly celebration of the Chinese New Year as well as designing artwork for the Golden Globe invitations.

At the invitation of her publisher, Laughing Elephant Books, Nan Rae created her first inspirational book, What If…We Have the Power to Change Our Lives just in time to be a comfort for many during the pandemic. Following its success and encouraged by the response on her postings to over 250,000 combined followers on social media, Nan will be launching her next book That’s Just What I Needed Today in November.

Nan Rae now teaches her classes live online and this new avenue has brought students from as far away as Australia, Kuwait, Germany, the UK, Chile, Switzerland and so many more, as she continues to live by her motto “LIVE JOYFULLY!”

What If…We Have the Power to Change Our Lives Book At the Salon, Nan Rae will discuss her talk given to the China Society in which she describes the harmonious and sublime connection to nature in ancient China held by the ‘Literati’ or ‘Gentlemen Scholars.’ We will understand the importance of allowing one’s ‘Ch’i’ or ‘Life Force’ as expressed in their very personal paintings filled with metaphors. Journey with Nan through what André Malraux in his book Voices of Silence has called the most important of all visual art forms, Chinese Landscape painting.

Nan Rae will also present excerpts from her recently published book What If…We Have the Power to Change Our Lives, a collection of inspiring thoughts paired with her expressive Brush paintings.


For the time being, the Salon will continue to meet on Zoom. When appropriate, we will meet in person once again at Arroyo del Rey.


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"Meet Me There"
Music and lyrics by Ruth Broyde Sharone
(Inspired by a Rumi Poem)

There’s a field out there, beyond all right and wrong
There’s a field out there of peace for which I long
There’s a field out there where you and I belong
Come, o come, meet me there.

There’s a field out there, beyond our history
There’s a field out there beyond our memory
There’s a field out there till now we couldn’t see
Come, o come, meet me there.

CHORUS:
Come, come, (come o come) don’t delay (don’t delay)
This is the promise of a new day
Come, right this way
The promise of a brand new day.

There’s a field out there where beliefs do not divide
There’s a field out there where we can view all sides
There’s a field out there where love is our only guide
Come o come, meet me there.

There’s a field out there where East does meet with West
There’s a field out there to welcome every guest
There’s a field out there where we are at our best
Come, o come, meet me there.

CHORUS:
Come, come, (come o come) don’t delay (don’t delay)
This is the promise of a new day
Come, right this way
The promise of a brand new day.

It's-the-Truth-Ruth Publishing Copyright 2015

 

"In This Garden"
Music and Lyrics by Nancy Glowacki

The earth became a home for all it’s creatures
Millions of years have since come and gone
Then it became OUR time to walk together
In this fair garden, we are to belong….

But we find fear in so many voices
Fear that would have us all believe
That we are separate, unequal in worth!
When did the wonder and our innocence take leave?

How can it be that we can’t see …
This “garden” is just as it’s meant to be?
How can we choose to be blind sometimes….and fear, not love , the “flowers” we find ?…

In this garden… planted together
Different kinds, but One in love
We can be that free….
In this garden… growing together
Different colors, but One in Peace
We are meant to be.

Grow strong and tall … no fear in our minds
Trusting the wisdom … of this perfect design
Though we’re a small part in the passing of time
We each make a difference that feeds the Divine.

Some creatures walk … some creatures fly…
Some live on earth…in water, or sky
Sharing the journey of our time to grow…to be all we can From the seeds …we sow…

In this garden… planted together
Different kinds, but One in love
We can be that free….
In this garden… growing together
Different colors, but One in Peace
And one harmony.

 

"Let There Be Peace on Earth"
Lyrics by Sy Miller & Jill Jackson

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth,
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father, brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother, in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now.
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment and
Live each moment in peace, eternally.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.


 

All 2020 Salon dates and themes

STABILITY
Sunday, January 12, 2020

GROWTH
Sunday, February 9, 2020

POSSIBILITY
Sunday, March 8, 2020

[Salon NOT planned for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020]

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Sunday, May 10, 2020

HUMOR
Sunday, June 14, 2020

UNDERSTANDING
Sunday, July 12, 2020

KINDNESS
Sunday, August 9, 2020

HARMONY
Sunday, September 13, 2020

LOVE
Sunday, October 11, 2020

HEALING
Sunday, November 8, 2020

SPIRITUALITY
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Please let us know which salons you can attend by calling (626) 449-1238.


With all loving thoughts and hoping to see you soon!

Carol Soucek King, M.F.A., Ph. D.
Email: KingCarol@aol.com  
 


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