SoWisdom is a Studio for Creative Life Expression...

Join us Friday, Dec. 15, from 6-8pm, for another AH-MAZING ArtBar! As always, Tasties will be provided but you are welcome to BYOB!

Art Bar! Normally EVERY 2ND & 4TH FRIDAY (but not during the holidays!) 

Buy Now! (adult)$25 in advance online ($30 at the door)

Buy Now! (kids 8-15) $15 in advance online ($20 at the door)

Are you looking for something out of the ordinary?
Do you need to center self, shift perspective or have a break through?

Here, We Invite You to...
Contemplate, Investigate & Create!

Here, You are Free to...
Lay Down Your Burdens,
Lift Your Spirits &
Let Out Your Inner Artist!

Here, We Dare You to...
Play in the Fields of Infinite Possibility
Where Art, Life and Spirituality

Come Celebrate Life and
Enjoy an Evening of Divine Inspiration at the ArtBar
with Rev. Karma Cloud & Artist, Celia Feliciano

Cost Includes:
Uplifting Open Studio Environment & Good Vibes
Guided Meditation/Visualization for Inspiration
Guided Support/Instruction as Needed
Selection of Awesome Art Supplies

Take home 1 large or 4 small Original Artworks!
Ages 8 and up are welcome (with parental participation)!

40 South Fullerton Ave, Suite 31, Montclair, NJ

Coming in the New Year...Ubuntu Open Studio

Ubuntu Open Studio for T(w)eens: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3-6pm

Some kids hang out at the Y, some at the Library, and still others on the Corner. We welcome Young Creatives to hang out in the Studio where they can socialize and sow wisdom in the Spirit of Ubuntu-Human Kind-ness. Here, they have access to a friendly neighborhood Artist, volunteer college mentors from TCK (Them Cloud Kids) and basic Art Supplies.  Young Creatives  are welcome to hang out and imagine, daydream, doodle, draw, collage, paint, design, sew, sculpt, contemplate, investigate, create and collaborate. They can also bring their instruments or their favorite music to play. We are accepting instrument and art supply donations. For ages 11-17. Pre-Registration by a Parent/Guardian Required without Membership. Drop In Rate: $10/hour.  Email for Membership Rates.

Ubuntu Open Studio for Adults: T & W: 9am-12pm, 7-10pm;  OR by Appt.

Some adults veg out in front of the tv, some workout at the gym, and still others fall asleep on the couch to decompress and refresh. At So Wisdom, we believe that everyone is an Artist and that creating is our birthright. For some of us the Artist within is dormant, for others the Artist within has been trapped and is desperate to get out and express her/himself, still others are awake and active, but are cramped for space and can't afford a private studio. And some are simply hungry for creative community. We invite you to shake things up and set your Creative Self free to be expressed in the Studio. Bring your own supplies or use ours. Pre-Registration Required 48hrs in advance without Membership. Drop in & By Appt Rate: $12/hour. Email for Membership Rates.

Inspiration for Ubuntu Open Studio

So Wisdom grows from the Asili of Ubuntu! Asili is a Kiswahili Pan-African term referring to the seed of a collective cultural consciousness. Ubuntu is a word that originates from one of the Nguni languages of South Africa. The Zulu would say, “Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu,” meaning that "a person is a person through other persons." This Desmond Tutu quote expresses the Spirit of Ubuntu best,  ‘It is the essence of being human. It speaks of the fact that my humanity is caught up and is inextricably bound up in yours. I am human because I belong. It speaks about wholeness, it speaks about compassion. A person with Ubuntu is welcoming, hospitable, warm and generous, willing to share. Such people are open and available to others, willing to be vulnerable, affirming of others, do not feel threatened that others are able and good, for they have a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that they belong in a greater whole. They know that they are diminished when others are humiliated, diminished when others are oppressed, diminished when others are treated as if they were less than who they are. The quality of Ubuntu gives people resilience, enabling them to survive and emerge still human despite all efforts to dehumanize them. Open Studio is the fertile ground for cultivating a culture of Ubuntu in our community.  Practice and exposure to the Arts have the potential to sensitize us, soften our hearts, open us to feel compassion for the experiences of others and connect us to our Ubuntu humanity. The Arts give us eyes to see Unity in Diversity and means to create Common Unity through Creative Collaborations of peaceful Self Expression, Faith Actions & Political Actions.  At Ubuntu Open Studio all are invited to express, rather than suppress, their feelings and learn to Make Art, Not War.


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