The Art of Love
Special Valentine’s Weekend at CoSM, hosted by Alex Grey and Allyson Grey
February 14th-15th, 2015
$70 for Dinner and Art Church: Sacred Relationships (per person) / $60 for Members
Art Church: Sacred Relationships $10 Online/ $15 at the door / Free to CoSM Members
Singles welcome, bring a friend!
Saturday Night: Valentine’s Dinner & Discussion
6 pm – Valentine’s Dinner with wine followed by fireside discussion, champagne & chocolate tasting.
Topic: Love & Partnership. Limited Seating; Accommodations Additional [Limited Rooms Available]
“The Kiss” by Alex Grey
There are nine guest rooms in Grey House, singles and dorms. Some rooms can accommodate two couples.
Let us know if you and another couple will share one room.
Fine hotels in a range of prices are also located minutes from CoSM.
Hospitality Coordinator, Maggie Keller, can help with [email protected]; 845-297-2323 x 104; M-F 10-6
Sunday Art Church: Sacred Relationships with special Couple’s Art Project
Why we fall in love is a mystery, but how we make our relationships work and last a lifetime has been studied and analyzed. The description of an ideal mate transcends physical appearance or material success. Qualities that one couple might treasure could be repellant to another. A pleasing balance of intimacy, passion and dependence is an interpersonal matter that may differ for any couple.While there may be no such thing as a perfect partner, an ideal partner can be found in someone who has evolved beyond looks, charms and success. None of us are perfect so what is acceptable and not? Are there any constants that can be identified, common criterion that make relationships work universally?
Asking loving couples to recall their first encounter, we consistently find that it is a moment that can often be recounted in detail. Asking divorced friends to recall when they first had doubts that their relationship would last, many recall hearing warning bells even as they walked down the aisle. Why do some relationships last and others fall apart? How do we identify our soulmate and sustain a relationship as decades go by filled with change? Everyone is for loving and partnership is a transformative path. The Dalai Lama, a life-long celibate monk, has claimed his regard for marriage as the more difficult path. A partner is a Sacred Mirror, always shining a light on our best qualities and worst characteristics, presenting a lifetime of opportunities for self-reflection and betterment.
To honor Valentine’s Day, Alex and Allyson will with an illustrated interactive discussion about Sacred Couples. While statistics may tell us that 50% of marriages end in divorce, what of the other 50%? What is the recipe for choosing the best mate and remaining in love? Join in a discussion on why successful relationships are evolutionary. Hear how biological strategies like adaptability, symbiosis and “survival of the fittest” apply to relationship choices and sustainability. What is the anatomy of a healthy disagreement? Can “reciprocal altruism” result in a holy love pact that lasts a lifetime? It is our experience that a transformative bond can activate a spiritual/creative life and open a universe of possibilities otherwise unimaginable. Come to CoSM for the entire Art Church journey that will start and end with art making and discussion of how we can have the undeniable treasure — a life in love. BRING SKETCHBOOK & COLORS
The CoSM Shop and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.
Rooms are available for rent in Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.