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Places to Pray: Silence, Surfaces, and Clay Reliquaries by Michael A. Franklin

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Friday, December 8th
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6287 Arapahoe Rd.
Boulder, CO 80303

Through December 17, 2017

Opening: October 13, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

White Cube Gallery 6287 Arapahoe, Boulder

Gallery Hours: M-F  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Michael A. Franklin, chair of the Naropa University graduate art therapy program, has practiced and taught in various academic and clinical settings since 1981. The exhibition Small Places to Pray: Silence, Surfaces, and Clay Reliquariesfocuses on a series of intimate clay shrine-like formations while the photographs displayed convey an austere minimalism of beckoning surfaces.  The author of numerous articles, he is an international lecturer and founder of the Naropa Community Art Studio in 2001, a project dedicated to researching service as a spiritual practice, training socially engaged artists, and serving marginalized community members through the studio-arts. Michael’s research focuses on integrating art-based research methods with contemplative practices. He is the author of: Art as Contemplative Practice: Expressive Pathways to the SELF published by SUNY Press. 

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities.  Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Charmain Schuh at or 303-245-7973. About Naropa University ( Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014–2015, Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education; an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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