Event Type: In Person Class
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August 26, 2023
10:00am - 11:00am
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Mindful Art Walk
Join us for a free exploration of the intersection of art and nature on Stanford Campus. During the session, we will visit each of the five human-scaled sculptures of the Lost Bird Project, which memorialize species that have gone extinct in modern times. These pieces by artist Todd McGrain were originally placed where the birds were last seen in the wild and are now a permanent public installation, showcasing humankind’s impact on the environment and dwindling biodiversity.
Staff from Stanford Live and the Anderson Collection will provide background information on the sculptures, while instructors from Healthy Living will lead simple stretches, mindful movement, and breathing exercises throughout the session. The walk will cover approximately one mile at a relaxed pace. We will start and end the walk at the Anderson Collection, Stanford University’s free museum of modern and contemporary American art. You are invited to explore the museum on your own after the session.
This is an in-person class.
Instructors: Laura Evans is the director of programming and engagement for Stanford Live. Prior to this role, she worked at SFJAZZ for a dozen years and contributed to the opening of the SFJAZZ Center. Her first job in the arts was programming assistant at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Jason Linetzky is the founding Director of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University where he oversees the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions program and develops cross-disciplinary collaborations to expand access to contemporary art and ideas. Prior to Stanford, he worked with the Anderson family and played a key role in the development of plans for the museum.
Jerrie Thurman, MA, is a senior wellness program manager and certified wellness coach for Stanford BeWell. She has degrees in exercise physiology and education and 35 years of experience as a certified fitness instructor.
Class details are subject to change.