This Saturday, CoSM is honored to host master visionary artist, Mark Henson.  For over three decades, Mark has shared his world view through socially responsible, ecologically aware, and cosmically conscious artwork, revealing love as the foundation of life. A legendary figure in festival culture and live painting events, Mark’s inspiring visions have become renowned throughout the visionary art world.  Mark will offer an afternoon workshop entitled “Occupy your Art!,” a guide for artists to develop iconography dedicated to serving a higher purpose. Later that evening, Mark will be featured at the Visionary Salon, where he will offer an overview of his amazing body of work and discuss his journey as an artist.  Meet a visionary hero this weekend at CoSM and while you are here, check out the luminous Hudson River landscape Mark is muraling in the Mushroom Cafe.

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In Mark Henson’s own words:

“My sincere wish is to tap into the Divine Source of Being, to Consciousness, to Spirit, or whatever you may call it, that place where existence comes from, and to bring into visual reality images manifesting the knowledge revealed while in this presence. Strangely enough, I have discovered that the more intensely personal my vision is, the more universal its message when presented to the world. I believe that art can have the ability to catalyze social and cultural changes. Art has the magical power to evoke emotional as well as intellectual thinking. Realizing this, my desire as an artist is to create compelling images of beauty and power that serve to promote our Conscious Evolution as human beings, and to show us how to live in a peaceful world. To this end I like to explore and present images with themes of Awakening Consciousness, Divine Sexuality, Political Realities and Living in Harmony with Nature.”

ALEX GREY’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Also plan to join us on Friday, November 29th when friends from far and wide come together at CoSM for the 60 birthday of CoSM’s founder, a visionary artist that has touched the lives of many. Alex will share his talk “Transfigurations,” the story of his art and life, a one-man show that has inspired friends from all over the planet, an illustrated history outlining the artist’s roots and the story behind his success and challenges. Following this presentation, we will be treated to some of Allyson’s great birthday desserts as we enjoy the musical talent of world renowned DJ Gaudi, plus the incomparable music of Luis Campos and the extraordinary visuals of our favorite VJ, Johnathan Singer, all brilliantly hosted by “the experiential mystic,” author of Tryptamine Palace, James Oroc. The event will be graced with the extra-special deco crafted by Olga Klimova of WizArt Visions. Reserve now to spend the night in CoSM’s guest house for this very special celebration.

Love,Alex and Allyson

Special thanks to our friend in Israel for the great photo.