September 21 - October 28


Artwork by ten artists who either taught at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, or were connected in other ways, are being featured in An Esalen Perspective, one facet of The Coastal Awakening, an arts and cultural movement centered within and around San Luis Obispo County, sponsored by the Shanbrom Family Foundation.

Opening reception to meet the artists is Friday, September 21, 5–7 pm.

Thanks to Gordon and Nancy Wheeler, President and Senior Advisor of the Esalen Institute. Artwork was gathered from Cynthia and Daniel Bianchetta, Kyle H. Evans, Erin Gafill, Paul Heussenstamm, Allen Rozelle, Joanne Beaule Ruggles, Andy Abrahams Wilson, and Adam Wolpert.

Esalen is a 501c3 non-profit educational center.

The Coastal Awakening: An Esalen Perspective

Related Programming

Thursday, October 4 at 12 PM: Art at High Noon lecture and exhibition tour with SLOMA curator Ruta Saliklis.

Monday, October 15 at 7 PM: SLOMA Film Night: Space, Land, and Time. Suggested donation $5 members, $7 general.

Saturday, October 20: Film screenings at SLOMA related to The Coastal Awakening:
1—3:15 PM: Pull My Daisy (26 min) and Howl (84 min)
4—6 PM: The Source: Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (88 min)
7—9 PM: The Sandpiper (115 min)


Visit The Coastal Awakening’s facebook page for a list of films, performances, and events happening around SLO County.

Banner images (left to right): Erin Gafill, Morning at Nepenthe and Joanne Beaule Ruggles, The Insanity of War.

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