Crestone artists present exhibit

CRESTONE — “SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS, perspectives from Crestone” is a project CrestoneArtists group has organized as a way to express and share the unique relationship between art & spirituality in the community. This show will enter participants upon the individual artists’ path while manifesting within the vortex of Crestone. This traveling show makes its way home and comes to Shumei International Institute for the months of January and February. A symposium with the artists will be held on Sunday, January 21st from 3-5 p.m. A reception will follow the presentation. 

Crestone has become internationally known as a focus for a large number of different religious and spiritual traditions. With more than 30 spiritual centers, Crestone today boasts a denser concentration of high Tibetan Lamas, Christian Carmelites, Islamic Sufis, Jews, Hindus, Zen Buddhists, Taoists, Shintoists and American Indians than most anywhere else on Earth. The result has been remarkable, with diverse spiritual groups living in close proximity, intermingling and providing inspiration to a talented community of artists. 

CrestoneArtists group, which came together in 2011 has organized studio tours, workshops and exhibitions in Crestone and surrounding region. “SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS, perspectives from Crestone” is a juried exhibition including 15 works, each 30” high, by 10 of two-dimensional artists. 

This exhibition will engage viewers on a deep, basic, and non-denominational level. Spirituality, a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all. 

Meet with the artists and learn more about their work on Sunday, January 21st starting at 3 p.m. This event is free to the public. Please visit or call 256-5284 for more information. The Shumei gallery is open every day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.