About the Event
“We have fallen into the place where everything is music.” — Rumi
Anything can become music depending on how you look at things. Therefore, why buy an instrument when you can make one? Join multi-disciplinary artist Shela Yu for a free make-and-take workshop where we will make instruments out of common objects and learn to play them from the perspective that everything is music.
Shela Yu is a Chinese American multi-disciplinary artist. Her philosophy is that all art forms unlock key parts of the human experience. Through building a relationship with her own inner landscape, Yu has been able to overcome personal creative obstacles to be a full-time artist, primarily as a muralist. While her creative passions grow, she is now developing ways to combine her love of music, dance, and art through performance art experiences. Prior to her commitment to a creative path, Shela was a caregiver for six years, yoga instructor for four years, and massage therapist for 10 years. Striving for peace and balance, she harnesses the skills learned from these fields into her artwork for personal and collective healing. Furthermore, she continues to work with themes around women’s empowerment, spirituality, and cross-cultural understanding. When she’s not making art, Yu can be found climbing mountains and trees or swimming in oceans and lakes, being forever curious about the natural world around us.