The Summer Solstice is Upon Us: Are You Prepared?

by June 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,482 0

"Joan Hisaoka Gallery"

Joan Hisaoka Galley on U Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

It feels as though summer just got here and yet, it is almost July.

If, like me, this recent realization has you instantly cramming in pool time, firing up the grill and flaunting a pedicure in strappy sandals, then the summer solstice may be the last thing you want to celebrate.

But as always, all good things must come to an end. And this year, the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts on U Street NW is hosting a workshop on June 21 that fully explores this annual time of solar transition. Yes, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year, but it is also the beginning of shorter days and longer nights — and (sigh) cooler weather a couple of months down the road.

The U Street center’s workshop, which will take place on June 21 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., focuses on mandala imagery, movement and meditative practice to explore the meaning of this seasonal shift.

Previous art experience is not needed in order to benefit from this program; the workshop is designed for all ranges of artistic experience.

Registration is $25. For more information call 202-483-8600 or visit the Smith Farm Center website.

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