Rita Kohn

Achieving harmony in mind, body and spirit is at the forefront during the third and final week of the 10th annual Spirit & Place Festival.

Nov. 17

Michael Starfield leads with a lecture-demonstration, "The Inner Art of Body Wisdom," 7:15 p.m., St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St. "The illusion is that body and mind are two separate things," explained Starfield, during a telephone interview. "When you are connected with heart and mind simultaneously you have a body/mind presence." In the vernacular, it's listening to your gut feelings. "Your body speaks the truth," Starfield assured. "It's a collective, ancient story. When you connect to the wisdom of your body, you are more connected to other people. It makes for a more harmonious world." Call 317-850-5233 or e-mail darrin@brandirect.com.

A lecture on art in the Buddhist tradition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, 6:30 p.m., begins with a sacred ceremony by three monks from Daigoji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. They will prepare images for secular display in the IMA's new Asian Galleries. 317-923-1331, alaker@ima-art.org.

The faith journey from childhood to adulthood is presented by area college students at 4 p.m., Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W. 42nd St., 317-923-4839.

Artists moving back to Indianapolis is the theme at the Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St., 7 p.m. Insights will come from visual artists, funders, gallery owners and art lovers. 317-255-2464, alamb@indplsartcenter.org.

Nov. 18

Carrie Newcomer conducts a workshop, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Indianapolis Center for Congregations, 303 N. Alabama St., to explore how individuals best tell their spiritual stories. Registration fee: $25. 317-237-7799, bbill@centerforcongregations.org.

"Exploring Spiritual Types" is a free two-day workshop at St. Luke's United Methodist Church 7-9 p.m. Corrine Ware offers an experimental look at four basic prayer/worship types: head, heart, mystic, kingdom. Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., participants will go hands-on with three different prayer/worship types. 317-846-3404, ext. 339, brandtb@stlukesumc.com.

Nov. 19

"Moving from the Center, Staying Grounded" is a hands-on meditation experience of T'ai Chi Chih; 1 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 615 W. 43rd St., 317-440-7665, anndaly@usa.net.

Architect Evans Woollen moderates a conversation about the mobility of ideas and theories of design over time and across cultures with designer and philosopher Stewart Brand (How Buildings Learn) and professor Witold Rybczynski (The Perfect House), 2 p.m., IMA, 317-923-1331, ext. 296, alaker@ima-art.org.

Nov. 20

"Transforming Your Spirit," 10 a.m.-3 p.m., a workshop at Peace Learning Center, 6040 DeLong Road, has a $30 fee. Included are yoga, a nature hike in Eagle Creek Park, guided meditation and mindfulness exercises that emphasize intention and knowledge of self. Register at 317-327-7144 or lproffitt@peacelearningcenter.org.

Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving Celebration is a potluck meal encompassing the vision of author Victor Villasenor for bringing about world peace and harmony. Bring enough of your favorite dish to feed 10-12 people, 4-6:30 p.m., Scecina Memorial High School, 5000 Knowland Ave., 317-322-2044, rpeffer@scecina.org

The Truly Moving Film Series presents the 1992 Crystal Heart Award film Alan & Naomi, 5 p.m., Indianapolis Art Center. Tickets at door: $5 and $7. 633-1456, lisa@360grouponline.com.


Petticoats and Slide Rules and A Woman's Healing Hands, both until Dec. 31, IUPUI University Library, 755 W. Michigan St. The Jessie Grove Scrapbook, a special online exhibition, continuous at http://dlib.ulib.iupui.edu/collections.html. For all three, call 317-278-2322 or e-mail kpsorrel@iupui.edu.

April in Autumn: Empowerment Through Art, IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery, University College Room 115, 815 W. Michigan St., runs until Nov. 23. 317-274-3931, frross@iupui.edu.

Moving to a New Future: Foster children telling their stories in photographs is at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Fellowship Hall, 3000 N. Meridian St., until Nov. 20. 317-924-2612, crembert@numcindy.org.

Driving Force: Young Artists With Disabilities at VSA arts of Indiana, en Route Gallery, 1505 N. Delaware St., runs until Nov. 30. 317-974-4123, lwisler@vsai.org.

Journey from Death Row and Back, Christian Theological Seminary, Gallery Room 166, is up until Nov. 18. Info@iicacp.org.

Moving Towards Heaven at the Madam C.J. Walker Urban Life Center, 617 Indiana Ave., will remain on view through Nov. 20. 317-283-7770, mcaIndy@aol.com.


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