In Japan, the arrival of May is heralded by the appearance of flying fish: carp-shaped windsocks known as “Koinobori” flown in honor of Children’s Day or “Tango no Sekku” (originally Boy's Day) on May 5th. The carp is considered the strongest and most spirited of fish, because it fights its way upstream against strong currents. The tradition of flying Koinobori outside homes began as a way to honor the sons living within so that they would grow up healthy and courageous like a carp. Modern Koinobori are often available in sets that represent the entire family. Block printing, specifically wood block, also has deep roots in Japanese art.
Dear Community Members,
We would like to share some exciting news with you! Effective April 20, 2018, we will be changing our name to Prairie Arts Center: an OSU-City of Stillwater Partnership for the Arts. The title Stillwater Center for the Arts was very similar to the name of another arts organization here in town, which was causing confusion. Prairie was chosen because it speaks both to our Oklahoma home and the style of our architecture. Our mission remains the same: we will continue to provide high quality arts programming to all members of the Stillwater community, supported by our partnership with the City of Stillwater and Oklahoma State University.
Feburary 17 – 10:30 to 3:00. What is a Mandala?
From the Sanskrit word that means “circle”, mandalas have been used for centuries by the Hindu and Buddhist religions, and more recently by various groups and individuals as a means of meditation or focus or relaxation. There are many ways to create a mandala, but most are