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OUR NEXT EVENT IS JANUARY 8 IN KELOWNA
The Winter issue of the Okanagan Institute's journal
Sage-ing With Creative Spirit, Grace and Gratitude
is online at www.sageing.ca
Celebrating Our Fabulous New Book on Creative Aging!
Creative Aging is a powerful new social and cultural movement that is stirring the imaginations of communities and people everywhere.
Often called Sage-ing, Creative Aging takes many forms: academic, social and personal. It includes festivals, conferences, classes, group sessions and individual creative pursuits. The Journal Sage-ing With Creative Spirit, Grace and Gratitude was founded by the Okanagan Institute in 2011 to honour the transformational power of creativity. Intended as an initiative for collaboration and sharing, the Journal presents the opportunity for the free exchange of wisdom gleaned from creative engagement. Sage-ing is about seeking satisfying inner gnawing and transforming it to knowing and action. Aging can be alchemy when one allows the realisation that to Know Thyself and contribute that knowing to our culture is indeed one of life's highest purposes. That knowing brings the gratitude, grace and integrity that a life deserves. The creative journey into self is a strong aid to health and wellbeing for the individual and to our culture.
Creative Aging brings together more than 50 essays and galleries of images that showcase the power of the imagination expressed and enjoyed.
"Creation brings a renewed excitement to everyday life. It's something to look forward to and lose yourself in. The creative way to wellness is guilt free. You deserve to treat your brain, your body, your inner self and the soul in a respectful way, remembering that we are all born with talent and to be creators. It's up to you to find your way. Start by putting art into your daily routine, like having your morning coffee or walking the dog." Linda Lovisa
Published by Wood Lake Publishing in association with the Okanagan Institute. Available online at www.woodlake.com
A special launch event for the book will happen on January 15, 5-7pm, at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Mark your calendars.
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The Okanagan Institute is a group of creative professionals that has gathered around the goal of providing events, publications and services of interest to enquiring minds in the Okanagan. We partner with individuals, organizations, institutions and businesses to achieve optimal creative and social impact.
Our mission is to ignite cultural transformation, catalyze collaborative action, build networks and foster sustainable creative enterprises. We invite the participation by all members of the creative community.