Exploring the Mind of Growth and learning
Discovering living practices of vitality and creativity
OpenMind is an Art-Based Contemplative approach inquiring into what it is to be whole and human. Promoting Experiential Learning through meditative wisdom, yogic movement, and expressive art, we explore a mind of growth and learning from the warmth of human connection. Dedicated to a dynamic responsiveness that is vital and creative, our studio is a space of lively creative learning and positive relational growth.
Cheryl D Preston, Founder, Director
"I am fascinated in our capacity to learn and our living biological structures for growth. OpenMind draws from my own process of embodied discovery as I've dedicated 40+ years to meditative practice. OpenMind is my studio space to explore universal themes in the transformational process through Experiential Learning of meditative wisdom, yogic movement, and expressive art."
I am intrigued by the unseen and overlooked, hidden below the threshold of awareness. As a meditator, I investigate patterns and blocks that eclipse knowing recognition of wholeness and inherent goodness. As an artist, I discover new points of connection within a constellation of elements; new ways of seeing that invigorate and inspire me to begin fresh again and again.
In a brushless technique, I work upon a flat canvas with acrylics and the movement of water. Through pours and spray, time and gravity, each piece is an open process of flow and fluidity. With no attempt at representation and leaving behind any deliberate mark making, organic patterns reveal themselves through the interplay of elements. Working with a minimal color palette, I pay meticulous attention to each subtle nuance, following the organic momentum with surprise and delight. Here, the horizon of perception becomes my threshold for discovery.
Cheryl D Preston
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
Brennan Healing Science Practitioner
Masters-Level Reiki Practitioner
Approved Presenter of The 3 Doors: Body-Speech-Mind meditative practices as established by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche