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'Impermanence' Exhibition at PHES Gallery

Every week from December 5, 2021 until February 13, 2022.
Thursday: 2 PM - 7 PM
Friday: 2 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 2 PM - 7 PM
PHES Gallery

PHES Gallery is proud to host "Impermanence", a gallery reception curated by Ellen Speert “[...] based on the beauty and pain we see in the world. Four amazing artists have created works reflecting life's transitory nature".

The show highlights the work of four featured artists who will express, through varying mediums, their personal interpretation of what Impermanence means to them. The show includes work from the following artists:
Andres Amador – a Northern California landscape artist
Michelle Kurtis Cole – glass sculptor
Wendy Maruyama – woodworker, educator, furniture maker, and designer
Kathi McCord – printmaker, illustrator, and a professor of art and film.

Ellen Speert, co-owner of PHES Gallery and curator of Impermanence, recalls the words of philosopher Francis Bacon, "We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake."

The "Impermanence" Gallery Reception will take place on Sunday, December 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at PHES Gallery. The exhibit will be available for the public to enjoy from Dec. 5 through Feb.13, 2022.

Gallery hours:
Thursday – Saturday
2 p.m. - 7 p.m. or by appointment

This event is free and open to the public.

More Exhibition-Related Events:

Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dharma talk on Impermanence with Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery Suggested donation at the door: $20. Masks required.

“Death is certain and the time of death is uncertain. Before one faces death, one must be well-practiced and prepared. Buddha Shakyamuni taught, “the nature of all compounded phenomena is one of impermanence.” One must be constantly mindful of this. If one has a clear understanding of pervading nature of impermanence, then one can enter the gate of Buddha’s teaching and begin their spiritual practice.”

Wednesday, Dec. 8 – Saturday, Dec. 11

Creation of a Sand Mandala by Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery. Suggested donation at the door: $20. Masks required. No reservations are necessary. The public is welcome to come to watch during the extended business hours:

Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.

Sand Mandala Dissolution Ceremony by the Tibetan Buddhist Monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery. Upon completion of a sand mandala, the Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery will purposely destroy the magnificent work of art. The Buddha's last words were "All things are impermanent, work out your salvation with diligence." In upholding the principle that life is transient, the monks sweep up the mandala and place the sand in a river, lake, or ocean as an offering to purify the surrounding environment. The ceremony will be followed by a procession to the ocean where the monks will release the sand into the water. Masks required.

Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. CANCELLED

Artist Talk with Nicolee McMahon on Zen Perspective on Impermanence

Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

Artist Talk with Exhibiting Artist, Andres Amador: Andres is a Northern California-based artist. His artwork can span over 100,000 sqft, achievable during low tide. With tight time constraints and big goals, Andres is posed with the question: ‘How does one create from within that which one is creating?’ Exploring this concept of self-creation has brought Andres to investigate natural and human-devised systems of structure and growth.

PHES Gallery events:

For more information, please visit or call (760) 696-3022.

PHES Gallery

2633 State Street
Carlsbad, California 92008

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.