by Kathleen McCoy |
Michelle Hayworth will be traveling to Tibet in July to study with Tibetan artists
in the Amdo region, known for its rich traditions of thangka painting, sculpture,
jewelry, and textiles. She will be staying with host families and exploring the culture
and spirituality of the region for 40 days and nights. The words bka' bsgo in Tibetan
refer to a blessing for travelers. In the exhibit Bka' Bsgo: Tibet in 40 days, Michelle
will be exhibiting the documentation of her experience there. She will give a talk
during the opening reception. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Fine arts at UAA in
the summer of 2006. She is currently seeking her Masters degree from Pratt Institute
in Brooklyn, NY.
Bka' Bsgo: Tibet in 40 Days runs at the UAA Student Gallery from August 9 through 20. The opening reception is from 4 to 6 p.m. August 9 with an artist's talk at 4:30 p.m.
Gallery hours are Noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.