Truth Beauty Goodness Arts of the Sacred Exhibit


David Yarbrough has been a big inspiration in my life, a dear friend, and was a Lakewood/East Dallas resident for many years. I’m very excited about this exhibit and have been collecting David Yarbrough and Keith Critchlow’s art for over 25 years.

For the months of November and December Shumei International Institute is honored to host “Arts of the Sacred,” a collection and celebration of David Berthier Yarbrough’s artwork. David is responsible for many architectural offerings in the Crestone, Colorado area. An art symposium will be held Sunday November 17th at 3pm with Darlene Yarborough, who will speak about her late husband’s life, art and spiritual inspirations. A reception will follow the presentation. This event is free to the public. Following the symposium please join us for a tour of the Sacred Geometry Dome at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center from 5 to 6pm.

David Berthier Yarborough (November 23, 1928 – April 23, 2003) was born is Texas and received his degree in Architecture from Texas A & M. in 1952 and in 2002 he received the Outstanding Alumni Award, School of Architecture. His 54-year architectural practice encompassed over 300 projects and came to focus on the art and architecture of the sacred. His philosophy is summed up in his favorite quote: May we be guided by truth, have beauty revealed to us, and may it result in the Good.

Geometry is the bridge between the world of materialism and the Divine. The circular mandala expresses the notion of cosmos, that is of the reality conceived as an organized; unified whole. The mandala as a reflection of the cosmos works through number and geometry, beginning with Unity, moving through its theophany and back to Unity. To the mystic, it evokes the surrender of self and the reintegration of the many into the One.

As part of this retrospective, the show will also include pieces from David’s mentors. Dr. Keith Critchlow, who was also David’s dear friend, is an internationally known author of many books including “Order in Space”. He was Director of Research at The Prince of Wale’s Institute of Architecture and the Director of The Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Department. He is a founding member and Director of Studies for KAIROS, a British charity. Keith was architect to the Krishnamurti Center in the UK, The Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medicine, Puttarthi,India and the Dome at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center. The show will also include work from Paul Marchant, an artist/designer who studied under Keith Critchlow at the Slade School, University of London and taught at Major Colleges of Art and Design. His paintings, prints and designs are held in many collections including the Tate Gallery.

A lecture by Keith

When : November through December
Where : 998 East Dream Way, Crestone, CO 81131
Website : More Information Here
Price : Free

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