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ArtTalk: School of Metaphysics hosts dream-inspired art show

By WALTER HRYCAJ/MISSOURIAN READER
April 26, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. CDT

This article is a part of ArtTalk, a Missourian project inviting people from the arts community to tell us what’s cooking around town. To submit something you're excited about and inform the community about local art, fill out the form at the bottom of this story. Find past submissions here.

Walter Hrycaj is the director of the of the School of Metaphysics.

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The School of Metaphysics is preparing for our annual Dream Awareness Weekend that will take place April 26 to 28. The purpose for this event is to raise awareness on dreams and dreaming in the community. Attendees will be able to see dream-inspired artwork that has come from the inner mind or from the artists' nightly dreams.

We will be having a dream-inspired art show and dessert taster on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where dream interpretation will also be offered. A silent auction will be held for the artwork displayed. All proceeds will go to the building improvement of the Columbia School of Metaphysics which is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit service and educational organization.

Attendees can taste and vote on their favorite dessert. The dessert with the most votes at the end of the event will be awarded with a "Best Dessert in Columbia" certificate. Come join the festivities and have a dream interpreted!

We are most excited about the opportunity for the artists to share their dreams through creative expression and the sacred space it holds for others to be inspired to create art from their own nightly visions.

Community members should come to support a community that values dreams and dreaming.  I believe we live in a society where dreams are undervalued and not encouraged enough in the realm of evolution or development as a species.  In times past dreams have shaped most of the Western world bringing us to the industrious times we live in today.  Dreams can still shape more of our future when the individuals in society value them and use the dreams productively in the life. This event is centered around a national event. Sixteen school branches across the Midwest will be participating in some form to educate others of the importance of our dreams. For more information about dreams, go to the School of Metaphysics website

Have something from Columbia’s arts and culture scene that you’d like to share with the rest of the community? Become a part of ArtTalk.

The rules? There aren’t many. Describe works of art, places, events, workshops, exhibits or anything else arts-related. The only restriction is that you can't share your own work. To submit, fill out the form below or email the same information to us at Submissions@ColumbiaMissourian.com.

This invitation is part of the Missourian's partnership with the Public Insight Network. Read more about that here.

Questions? Contact Joy Mayer, the Missourian's director of community outreach, at mayerj@missouri.edu or 573-882-8182.

This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Here's how. Supervising editoris  Joy Mayer.