September 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts
2300 North Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

The program will kick off with a video presentation by Michael Grab. Michael Grab is a world renowned stone balancing artist who believes that the art of rock balance combines mediation, balance and art.  Grab deems his practice, “Gravity Glue:, as gravity is the only “Glue” that holds these structures in equilibrium. Grab explains that the focus involved in finding points of balance for rocks causes a shutting down of the “excessive mind chatter that usually goes on in people’s heads”. Grab has traveled the world presenting and demonstrating the techniques of stone balancing.

Local artist and landscape designer, Pieter Schaafsma will provide a discussion on the aesthetics of Stone Balancing and the place and time for stone balances in nature.  Recent controversial concerns about the movement of rocks in the wilderness will be addressed in this eye opening talk.

Demonstrations by four expert stone balancing artists, Simone Campisano, Peter Juhl, Bob Bernal and Douglass Case will describe the creation of different kinds of stone balances.n  Douglas Case will demonstrate how to create a Zig Zag balance, Robert Bernal will demonstrate a small arch, Simone will demonstrate a Counter Balance and Peter Juhl will demonstrate Top Heavy.

Following the theater presentations, participants will have the opportunity to go outside for hands on learning and practice, based on the styles and techniques learned from the experts.  All of the instructors will be available for guidance and advice as participants try out their new practice of mediation, balance and art.

Pricing: $15/ Arts Council Members & Students – $25 General 

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