“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
- Thomas Merton
The Vibrancy Fundraiser, led by Sattva Instructor, and one of Edmonton's yoga community leaders, Andrew Misle will be held on July 1, 2018, from 9AM to 11:30AM at the Holy Roller to raise money for the installation of a 6 storey (100 ft.) mural at the Crawford Block by world-renowned Spanish artist, Okuda San Miguel.
This is an all levels practice designed to make you feel truly vibrant and inspired, the perfect class for you to restore and rejuvenate the body and mind. We will build balance, inner strength, and energy through an accessible yet challenging posture practice. Breath work and meditation are incorporated into classes to enliven the lungs and centre the mind. We bring you this class as a very subtle and effective practice to manifest your highest potential with a community of amazing people doing the same work. Together, let’s bring vibrancy to Edmonton.
This of course will be followed by a delicious brunch, provided by the Merchant Hospitality Group at the Holy Roller.
About the Artist: Okuda San Miguel
Okuda San Miguel was born on November 19, 1980 in Santander, and now resides in Madrid since 2000. Okuda has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since beginning in 1997, his works on abandoned roads and factories in his hometown were clearly recognizable. Parallel to his work in the street, Okuda also began to produce more intimate works in his studio, which as of 2009 is evolving towards a more personal path.
The geometric structures and multi-colored prints are joined with gray bodies and organic forms in artistic pieces that could be classified as Pop Surrealism with a clear essence of the street. His works often raise contradictions about existentialism, the universe, the infinite, the meaning of life, the false freedom of capitalism, and show a clear conflict between modernity and our roots; in short, between the human being and himself.
Okuda is a world renowned artist having created murals in cities including Paris, Munich, and Hong Kong, he is making his way to Edmonton to add a big splash of colour to our city's canvas. The intention is that this mural brings more joy and vibrancy to our community and initiates the further expansion of public art within Old Strathcona.