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Community Drum Circle with Jerome Liggon

Saturday, November 17 | 2-3 PM | $10 ($7 for friends of SAC)

Join us for a traditional African Djembe drum circle where attendees will learn specific rhythms and then participate in a free form jam session. Drums will be provided.

Drumming is Therapeutic….From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health. Current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques. Recent research reviews also indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self. Rhythmic drumming induces altered states, which have a wide range of therapeutic applications. A recent study by Barry Quinn, Ph.D. demonstrates that even a brief drumming session can double alpha brain wave activity, dramatically reducing stress.  In a society in which traditional family and community-based systems of support have become increasingly fragmented, drumming circles provide a sense of connectedness with others and interpersonal support. A drum circle provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level, and also to connect with a group of other like minded people. Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation, and alienation.

Jerome Liggon, formerly of with East End Arts Council, currently works  with the Peconic Healing Center.

Venue

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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http://www.southamptonartscenter.org

Yoga & Sitar in the Galleries with Rowan and GianCarlo

10:00 am, Thursday Jun 27

Join Rowan Hausman and GianCarlo Feleppa for a one hour yoga class infused with live sitar music. Each yoga class will be created with inspiration from the visual art in display at Southampton Arts Center. Breathe, move, and experience the soundscape of sitar while immersed in visual art. No yoga experience required.  Bring your own mat. Wellness @SAC is made possible thanks to the generosity of Michael and Annie Falk.

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National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore

Thursday Jun 27 - Sunday Sep 08

The International Center of Photography and Southampton Arts Center are thrilled to co-present the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this summer, featuring the compelling and visually stunning work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. The exhibition will highlight Sartore’s images from his work in more than 250 zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centers around the world. This exhibition is made possible by the Harbers Family Foundation and Renee Harbers and Chris Liddell and is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.