Curator Michael McCall will moderate and lead the panel in a discussion on the subject of the exhibition, the mandala, a predominate form of sacred geometry.  Joining him on the panel will be esteemed artist Paul Heussenstamm whose artworks within the exhibition represent unity, wholeness and harmony.  Artist Ivan Butorac will present his digital photographic ideas of his artworks in the exhibition,  touching on the natural inclination of contemporary artists to be drawn to the circle. The panel will also talk about Fractal geometry and Jungian therapy. Carl Jung was the first to introduce the Mandala to the Western world. Dr. Marybeth Carter, a licensed, clinical psychologist who utilizes Jungian dream work in her practice, will lead the discussion on Jungian therapy, sometimes known as Jungian analysis, which is an in-depth, analytical form of talk therapy designed to bring together the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind to help a person feel balanced and whole.

Avoid the $1.75 online credit card convenience fee and pay with cash or check at the box office in Joshua Tree (weekdays 1-5 pm) or at the Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center prior to the event or Thursday-Sunday from 1-6 pm.

Venue Details
Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center
58325 California 62, Yucca Valley, California, 92284, United States
With its multi-venue, state-of-the-art performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and arts agency for the Joshua Tree National Park region for more than 50 years.  The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an extensive educational arts and technology  program for youth and adults, and more.  The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars.  It has achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from its many arts educational programs due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at: and