Brilliant Collective member Emily Pothast of Midday Veil will be presenting a stimulating lecture today at The Sharma Center in Seattle….check it out if you can…
Cosmic Coitus: A Slide show of Art, Sex and Spirituality
A Presentation for the 2009 Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Sunday, May 3, 2009
3:00pm – 4:00pm
The Sharma Center…406 Dexter
Cosmic Coitus is a titillating glimpse into the history of the human imagination. Drawing on sacred art from around the world and the writings of mythologists such as Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, artist and writer Emily Pothast will trace the often rocky relationship between sex and spirituality to shed light on symbols, structures and paradigms that persist today as fragments of a mythic past.
Emily Pothast is a visual artist, musician, essayist, and the current Director of the Antique Print Department at Davidson Galleries in Seattle. Emily studied psychology, philosophy and art history before receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in 2005. She is the author of the critically acclaimed art blog Translinguistic Other, which focuses on the overlapping domains of science, creativity, and the religious impulse.
The lecture will be free and open to the public (Donations accepted at the door.)