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Plattsburgh State Art Museum
Festival of Tibetan Arts
January 31 to February 13, 2011
Image: Mandala of Compassion The "Mandala of Compassion (Tib: Ning.jae khil.khor)" at Plattsburgh State, March 2010.
More making the Mandala of Compassion
• Festival of Tibetan Arts begins, Monday, 31 January, 9 a.m.                                                      See Full Schedule of Events
• Opening reception, Re-Scheduled due to weather - Friday, 4 February, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in Winkel Courtyard, followed at 6:00 pm a lecture by Sonam Zoksang, photographer, in the Cardinal Lounge.
• Slide show and lecture, Friday, 4 February, 6:00 p.m. by Mr. Zoksang, Photographer,Cardinal Lounge.
• Talk and demonstration on calligraphy and other Tibetan arts, Tuesday, 8 February, 3 p.m. by Mr. Dhumkhang, Burke Gallery.
• Lecture , Wednesday, 9 February, 6 p.m. by Mr. Lobsang Nyandak, N. American Representative of the Office of His
   Holiness the Dalai Lama, Krinovitz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
• Ven. Dhondup Tsering gives demonstration in butter sculpture.
   Talk and demo on wood sculpture, Friday, 11 February, 3 p.m. by Mr. Dholak, Burke Gallery.
• Talk and demo on butter sculpture, Saturday, 12 February, 10 a.m. by Ven. Dhondup Tsering, Winkel Sculpture Court.
   Mr. Dholak, wood carving demonstrations throughout the day. Children’s Program: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Play Dough! Children will
   try their hand at making butter sculpture, Winkel Sculpture Court.
• Prayers for mandala dismantling, Sunday, 13 February, 8 a.m. -10 a.m., Burke Gallery.
• Dismantling ceremony, distribution of sand, and river procession, Sunday, 13 February, 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Burke Gallery.
Presented by Plattsburgh State Art Museum at the Burke Gallery in Myers Fine Arts Building.
The gallery is accessible to the handicapped.
Photographs from Tibet
In Exhibition: Photographs of Tibet by Sonam Zoksang


Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala
Butter Sculpture
Thangka Painting Exhibition
Photography of Tibet Exhibition
Wood Carving
Calligraphy
Displays of Tibetan Objects



Thangka painting demonstration by Tsering Phuntsok, March 2010
Thangka painting demonstration by Tsering Phuntsok,
at Plattsburgh State, March 2010.
Padme Sambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal, and Mandarava
Thangka Exhibition
See Full Schedule of Events


Festival Organizer: Dr. Amy Mountcastle
Guest Curator: Tenzin Dorjee

Tibetan Buddist Altar by Dholak
Sand Mandala of Medicine Buddha by Venerable Dhondup Tsering
Butter Sculpture by Venerable Dhondup Tsering
Traditional Tibetan Wood Carving by Dholak
Tibetan Calligraphy exhibit and demonstrations by Dhumkhang
Thangkha Painting exhibit
Thangkha demonstration by Tsering Phuntsok
Tibetan Photographs by Sonam Zoksang
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Schedule
Monday, 31 JanuaryBurke Gallery opens at 9:00 a.m. with exhibition of photographs by Mr. Sonam Zoksang, thangkas by Mr. Tsering Phuntsok, calligraphy by Mr. Dhumkhang, wood sculptures and displays of Tibetan objects. Ven. Dhondup Tsering draws the image of the Medicine Buddha, consecrates the space, and begins working on the medicine sand mandala.
Tuesday, 1 FebruaryConstruction of sand mandala continues.
Wednesday, 2 February Construction of sand mandala continues.
Thursday, 3 February Construction of sand mandala continues.
Sonam Zoksang, photographer and Tsering Phuntsok, thangka painter, will be present to talk about their work and perform demonstrations throughout the day. Burke Gallery.
Friday 4, FebruaryConstruction of sand mandala continues.
Sonam Zoksang, photographer and Tsering Phuntsok, thangka painter, present to talk about their work and perform demonstrations throughout the day.
Opening reception, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Winkel Sculpture Court. Traditional Tibetan food and teas will be served.
Sonam Zoksang, photographer, slide lecture, Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 5 February Construction of sand mandala continues.
Tsering Phuntsok, Thangka Painter.
Sunday, 6 February9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. gallery open.
Monday, 7 February Construction of sand mandala continues.
Calligrapher Dhumkhang is present and gives demonstrations.
Tuesday, 8 FebruaryConstruction of sand mandala continues until completion.
Calligrapher Dhumkhang is present and gives demos.
Tibetan calligraphy and writing lecture, 3:00 p.m., Burke Gallery.
Wednesday, 9 FebruarySand mandala on exhibit.
Calligrapher Mr. Dhumkhang’s demonstrations throughout day.
Lecture/discussion Mr. Lobsang Nyandak, North American Representative of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 6 p.m. Krinovitz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.
Thursday, 10 February Ven. Dhondup Tsering gives demonstrations in butter sculpture throughout the day. Winkel Sculpture Court.
Friday, 11 FebruaryVen. Dhondup Tsering gives demonstrations in butter sculpture throughout the day. Winkel Sculpture Court.
Wood carver, Mr. Dholak, demonstration 3:00 p.m., Winkel Sculpture Court.
Saturday, 12 February Ven Dhondup Tsering, lecture and demonstration in butter sculpture, 10:00 a.m., Winkel Sculpture Court.
Mr. Dholak, wood carving demonstrations throughout day. Winkel Sculpture Court.
Childrens Program: 11:00 a.m.-3:00p.m. Play Dough! Children will try their hand at making a butter sculpture, Winkel Sculpture Court.
Sunday, 13 February Dismantling of Medicine Buddha mandala and procession to the river.
8:00-10:00 a.m. preparation for the dismantling & special prayers.
10:00 a.m. dismantling ceremony and procession to the river.
Daily Schedule9:00-10:00 a.m. Prayers to prepare the space for the day’s work and events
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Artists present - work continues, demonstrations, artist discussions
12:30-1:30 p.m. Artists on break - student escorts take guests to lunch on campus
1:30-5:00 p.m. Artists present - work continues, demonstrations, artist discussions
5:00-5:30 p.m. Exhibition space open to the public

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