12:00 pm – CoSM Open Hours (Grounds, Gallery, Trails, Shop, and Cafe Open)
3:00 pm – Full Moon Workshop: TBA
7:00 pm – Opening Ceremony with Alex & Allyson
8:30 pm – Ceremony Ends – Celebration begins
9:00 pm – Dance Music, Live Painters, Fire Performers, etc.
1:00 am – End of the 2018 Autumnal Equinox Celestial Celebration
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
Photo by Daniel Leist Photography
Hannah Faith Yata was born and raised in a small town in Georgia. She is half Japanese and Caucasian. She grew up with a deep love of nature and animals passed down by the beautiful surroundings in the country and her mother.
As a young adult, she studied feminism, psychology, and art in college. Graduating with a BFA in painting from the University of Georgia in 2012 she moved up to New York to focus on her work and how to put her ideas into paintings. In 2015, she was commissioned to do several works of art for musician B.o.B, which are now featured on his latest album: “Psycadelik Thoughtz.” Now married to fellow artist, Jean Pierre Arboleda, the two painters work passionately to call attention to the darker themes of nature and industry.
In her paintings, Yata seeks to interweave the parallels of the unconscious with the struggle of the natural environment and how it relates to views regarding the body of the woman and that of nature. Her use of masks express different types of emotion while incorporating her fascination with other cultures and tribes. Body paint and designs play with a romantic idea of becoming more in touch with the earth and the life forces that dwell within, while also celebrating the feeling of energy and wildness. The surreal and psychedelic landscapes of her work erupt with tension and beauty, the grotesque and the wild to form exhilarating and mind altering dreamscapes.
Jean Pierre Arboleda
Jean-Pierre Arboleda was born in Quito-Ecuador and moved to the United States in 2000. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts with his BFA in Illustration and later attended the New York Academy of Art where he received the Chairman’s Travel Scholarship and completed his MFA in painting. Jean-Pierre has shown his work frequently in New York City, California, nationally and internationally.
Rooms are available for rent in Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.