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Zen Brush

Zen Brush is a form of Shodo - the Way of  the brush.  Moving with the breath cultivates mindful energy. One's spirit leaves its trace as the ink dances across the paper as a brush stroke.  Brushwork, because of this nature, slows a person down; helping us to relax no matter what.  
     The Founder of Aikido - Morihei Ueshiba O-sensei (who was declared by Japan a sacred national treasure) - was a calligrapher of dynamic  proportions. He is a good example of why Shodo is viewed not only  as a martial art but as one of the most difficult. O-sensei was able to  produce tremendous power in his calligraphy yet his brushstrokes reveal a gentle dynamism.   
    It is not easy to control the soft hairs of a brush with the loading and unloading of ink to produce something clean and bright.  A  Zen Brush piece may be finished with one stroke done in one breath. To  practice in this way is to cultivate one's clarity and brightness by connecting one's entire being with the energy of nature. This is the Way  of Zen Brush. 

    Susan Perry has practiced Zen Brush for over 35 years and holds rank in Shodo through a Japanese organization. She displays her work through the Pomona Valley Artists Association's  Soho Gallery. Also, each year she participates in two judged annual exhibits through different artists associations. She has taught the Zen Brush class in Claremont for many years. 


See Suzan's Zen Brush site at http://www.brightmoon.studio


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2019 Events

Nov 3

Zen Brush Workshop with Suzan

4pm - 6pm

641 Ridgefield St, Claremont, Ca

Event Details

Nov 3

Zen Brush Workshop with Suzan

Join us for a 2 hour workshop in brushing Zen style. Beginners welcomed. 4-6pm
Pre-register now.

4pm - 6pm

641 Ridgefield St, Claremont, Ca

Dec 14

Opening Reception

1pm - 2pm

Some Crust Bakery, 119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA

Event Details

Dec 14

Opening Reception

Suzan invites you to attend this opening of her new exhibit. The exhibit is scheduled to run Dec 9 to Feb 1, 2020! 

1pm - 2pm

Some Crust Bakery, 119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA