April 7 – April 22, 2017

The word mandala is sanskrit for “circle”. The mandala has been described as “a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe”. Mandalas are circular compositions that can be found in cultures all around the globe. There is much satisfaction and peaceful contemplation that comes from drawing upon nature and cultural motifs; and composing these elements into perfect radial symmetry.

Rena Warren is an Okanagan based artist, art educator, world traveler and mother. In her private practice, Rena specializes in large-scale oil portraiture and original block print designs, often fusing her subjects with archetypal and mythological references. Her extensive travels including four journeys made to India between 2006 and 2009, form a large part of her inspiration, general aesthetic and subject matter.

Larkin Dunn Warren is an Okanagan based aspiring chef and artist. She grew up working alongside her mother, assisting with art programs and special projects. She is currently earning her red seal in the culinary arts at Okanagan College. Larkin has traveled the globe with each of her parents which include trips to India, the Phillippines, Korea and the U.K. where she performed a stage’ at a Michelin star restaurant in 2016. Larkin has created several commissioned tattoo designs. Her artwork is inspired by the perfection in radial symmetry.

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