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WSU Schnitzer Museum announces Art & Healing: Wellness Classes with Ambiente432

Visitors to the WSU art museum do yoga.
Visitors interacting with Ambiente432

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, in its continuing collaboration with Pullman Regional Hospital, is offering the local community six Art & Healing Wellness Classes this June and July in the Pavilion Gallery with the interactive sound sculpture Ambiente432. Each session features a different teacher and wellness practice—including meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and dance. 

Created by the artist and composer Trimpin, the Ambiente432 sculpture is comprised of 12 motion-responsive resonator horns suspended from the ceiling and organized in strategic configurations, tuned precisely to 432Hz. Known as Verdi’s ‘A’, this vibration frequency recurs in the tuning of ancient Tibetan singing bowls and Stradivarius instruments, and is thought by many to be a healing frequency.

“Research shows that experiencing art reduces stress and anxiety, increases positive emotions, and decreases the likelihood of depression. We’re delighted to partner with Pullman Regional Hospital to offer these uplifting programs to our community.”

Kirk H. Schulz, President, Washington State University

Classes are by-donation and all proceeds will go to the newly-formed Unity of Ukraine nonprofit group to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. WSU students and Unity of Ukraine founders will be present to say a few words about the healing efforts needed for Ukraine at the start of each session.

For yoga and dance classes: Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and come dressed appropriately for class. Yoga and dance participants will be asked to sign an assumption of risk and release of liability form. Questions? Contact Kristin Becker, curator of education & programs: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu

Sessions are drop-in and open to the public. No advance registration required. See below for a full schedule of classes.

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