After a great success in May 2019 in US, the Artistic Director of the Museum Tashi Norbu still feels he has to give so much to his people who eagerly were waiting to his return, and join in a Workshop. The Artist never forgets to give painting instructions to his students and audience who buy his Art and to his followers, who donate to the Museum.After a great success in May 2019 in US, the Artistic Director of the Museum Tashi Norbu still feels he has to give so much to his people who eagerly were waiting to his return, and join in a Workshop. The Artist never forgets to give painting instructions to his students and audience who buy his Art and to his followers, who donate to the Museum.
The family of Ms Masia Ottenheim, friends of Tashi Norbu, happily participated in a workshop on June 2019
Procedure for Museum registration in the list of the Museum in The Netherlands.
Museum Team is working intensively so that Museum would be included in the list of the Museum of The Netherlands.
The dead line of the pre-test is August 16th. If Museum succeeds on this, it will be eligible to get on with the final procedure by which -if successful again-, Museum will be finally in the lists, maps and catalogues, officially included in the Musea of the country.
On the above picture you see the Artistic Director Tashi Norbu, with Iris B., (right front), Co-ordinator Platform Drentse Musea, Yvette C., Projects Co-ordinator of our Museum, Rinske Visser, Museum volunteer and a student of Chinese philosophy and Leela S. Manager of the Museum.
A volunteer of a good knowledge and of a sharp mind, was also Birgit Verkuijlen (middle) student at the Stenden University of Emmen who helped enormously in the Museum pre-registration process.
The festival “Fables&Fantasy” in Rensenpark, where Museum is located
In the “Fable & Fantasy” Festival, International artists and performers were participating from different counties of Europe such as England, France, Germany. The festival presented mainly the Middle Ages sceneries, showing dresses from that time, even earlier to the Celtic period, presenting also various traditional practices of those eras. It is wonderful to witness the different cultures of those times and get inspired. It seems this park, (Rensenpark) has become one of the most artistic parks in the Netherlands. A perfect location to promote Tibetan Artistic Culture for our museum of Contemporary Tibetan Art.
During the “Fables and myths” festival in Emmen. Almost all participants visited our Museum, made photos and gave positive comments in our “guest book” saying how worth of visiting the Museum and Gallery in the former zoo park!
Tashi Norbu with Harmina Toonstra and John gunny Blackwater. At “fable&Fantasy” Festival in Rensenpark, where Museum is located.
Tashi was glad to meet “a version” of his Time Travelers and took a photo in this symbolic scene amidst the nature of the Rensenpark at Fables&Fantasy Festival in Emmen.
Τea time with Museum Team in classic ages environment. The photographer and our co-operator from China who now lives in Holland was present, talking together about future plans on a future photographic exhibition in the Museum.
The Angels, Roelinda Tip & Nienke Veurink were happy to pose next to our metal Buddha.
This van is now adorned by stickers presenting the Museum and Tashi’s famous pieces of Art such as Time Travelers. It will travel along Europe to support Museum with exhibitions, workshops and events. Museum Graphic Arts Designer Jefferey Oertel is happy looking at the stickers he has created.
A unique mural artwork covering a wall of more than 4 meters long, nearly 8sq.m.
A mural covering a surface of nearly 8sq.m., created by Tashi Norbu while Leela S is assisting in the process. Specially for the home of Museum friends Seija Beth Kingston family from Amsterdam. This painting is called “enlightenment” with Tibetan flying monks, the unique Tashi’s Time Travelers.
The Artist is happy with the final result of the mural/painting.
August in the Pacific coastal areas of southern California, U.S.
Museum of Contemporary Tibetan Art in Emmen The Netherlands and the United Nations for Tibet Team members from San Francisco, welcome all Tibetans and non Tibetans on the 3rd August; an event to meet Tashi Norbu’s Paintings and his Live performance for the purpose of supporting the Museum. The Artist was accompanied by the local (San Francisco). Musicians, Evelie S Posch and Joshua Morrill
The event was initiated by Museum good friend, Co-operator and Artist Tsering Wangchuk la, ex Head Press Officer at H.H. Dalai Lama Office & The Tibetan Govt in Exile, India; together with Ms Brigitte's Mercedes, Founder of UNFT (United Nations for Tibet). The Artist was accompanied by the local Musicians Evelie and Joy (as above photo).
The live painting performance of Tashi Norbu at the event of 3rd Aug., had the above result. A uniquely symbolic painting, presenting “Precious Human life”
Artist’s blind turtle, the Tibetan symbol of wisdom and peace, will be fortunate if accidentally finds the golden ring and gets it around its neck. This is the precious human life because of the past life's immeasurable compassionate deeds. It evades the net to seek liberation and transformation, thus attaining Buddhahood.
The arc in which a god, potentially human, carries and rescues the precious human life and all living beings in it; all having Buddha-nature as well as the potential to transcend samsara and attain enlightenment. An achievement so much based on abandonment of the three poisons, which the Artist depicted symbolically on the flags of its gigantic vessel: ignorance, attachment and aversion, the poisonous states of mind which motivate non-virtuous and unskillful thoughts, speech and actions, the cause of all sufferings for ourselves and others.
Exhibition and Live painting performance in Napa Valley
Tashi Norbu 10 Artworks were hosted at First Republic Bank of St. Helena, Napa valley California.
Above photo with the Artist talking to some friends, after the end of his live painting performance. You can see the painting he just finished, at the background. This is under the title “The Mystical Union Yab -Yum” The Union of wisdom and bliss, the mother and the father. Derived by the Traditional Tibetan Thangka Buddhist depictions, representing the primordial union of wisdom and compassion, depicted as a male deity in Union with his female consort.
In Encinitas, California
“Retouching” the Plastic soup sculpture of a Buddha who sends a message about environmental awareness.
The Artist retouches and preserves his Buddha made out of plastic waste objects, he had collected with the help of the local people. This plastic stuff was thrown at the beaches of the ocean. Sculpture was created one and a half year ago, at 101 highway, Encinitas
Museum friend, Co-operator and Artist Tsering Wangchuk la, with Tashi Norbu where there, to “retouch” the Buddha.
Locals had helped the Artist at the past, to make the symbolic Buddha, thus contributing to Artist’s concept on Environmental Awareness. In the photo above is Leela from our Museum with Marcos and his lovely young daughters who helped on preserving and “retouching” Buddha that sunny day of Aug., in Encinitas, by adding more plastic jewelries on the sculpture.
An advertisement referring to the live painting Performance in Encinitas, at “Earth’s Elements”, of the Museum Artistic Director, Tashi Norbu. A large collection of Artworks is exhibited in all seven Earth's Elements stores, situated at the coastal areas of Southern California.
Another painting of “The Mystical Union Yab -Yum” crated by Tashi Norbu in this Live Performance at “Earth’s Elements” spiritual space.
In the Yurt of Borrego Springs, at a colorful presentation, fueling the eyes, ears and heart. Together with "The Resonance Code" of Denise & Mark Paradise; creating a beautiful expression of peace and tranquility of the soul, through visual art, resonant art and vocal chanting.
Participants of the mountain valley retreat. Live painting and vocal chanting with singing balls and gongs in Ranchita, nearby Borrego Springs. A beautiful atmosphere, under the hot sun of the desert; yet, so cool!
Leela and Denise posing happily after the end of the successful event, in front of the painting of the Tibetan Artist; he used earthy warm colors and turquoise to depict a Buddha on a meditative posture, along with “The Resonance Code” Denise&Mark Paradise.
A dinner with food for the soul and talks about the desert events and future Artistic activities; offered by our Museum good friends and co-operators Ann O’ Connor and Mark, together with the company of Denise&Mark Paradise.
An article about Tibetan Artist’s activities in U.S., at California Borrego Springs. That event happened in the past at the above place with Anne O'Connor and Mark, Denise & Mark Paradise and was published in Borrego Springs, California, Newspaper.
Tibetan night at “Resonance Code” home.
A night of Meditation with Museum friends at Denise & Mark Paradise home “The Resonance Code”, situated amidst the desert of Borrego Springs. They were our kind hosts and interesting to talk about future events and Artistic activities together.
Desert and wild flowers. Tashi with our Museum co-operator and Artist Tsering Wangchuk la, exploring the desert of Borrego valley. Posing next to amazing Metal Sculptures, while Tibetan flags are waving. Sculptures made by the Artist Ricardo Breceda
A must for Artists to meet the sculptures of Ricardo Breceda in the desert. A great study on Art by Tashi Norbu and Museum Manager Leela Skitsa.
25th Aug., celebration at the Tibetan Community of San Francisco
Tashi made with great pleasure an offering of a creative Workshop on Tibetan Art, to the Tibetan Children and teenagers of the Tibetan community in San Francisco.
In the meantime a great happening event on 31st Aug., in our Museum, Emmen/Holland
On the 31st August, an event of Meditation and Music in our Museum. Performance by Iskandar Widjaja, violin and Jion Blonstein, Zen master.
This happened on the occasion of the joint exhibition '50 years Woodstock 'in the CBK in the Rensenpark in Emmen, bringing the worldwide known violinist Iskandar Widjaja in Emmen with a special performance.
Along the Californian Mexican border, exploring Art and indigeneity…
Holding with care the portrait of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo who Tashi Norbu admires; because Frida’s paintings are deeply personal, replete with symbolism that narrates the story of her interesting life.
The beautiful landscape of the Mexican land and sea, such an inspiration for an Artist and this was the last destination for the Director and Manger of the Museum of Contemporary Tibetan Art who on the 4th Sept directed to a flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to return in Emmen.
Dear friends and visitors, thank you all, for your time to read our Summer 2019 newsletter. Your support gives us strength to carry on with our mission.
Editor/Art critic by Leela Skitsa
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