The Recovery of Wisdom

January 17 – March 9, 2019

An exhibition of mixed media paintings and hand-made books by artist, Mary Coelho. The works featured use abstract and representational imagery, along with bright colors and mixed media interwoven with ancient patterns, to focus on our connection to nature and the cosmos. Each piece is a burst of pure creative energy! To find out more about Ms. Coelho visit

Journey of the Universe Film Screening, February 3, 1-3 p.m. To complement Ms. Coelho’s exhibition, the Clare Gallery will offer a FREE screening of the award-winning film, Journey of the Universe. This stunning HD film is an epic journey connecting the cosmos, the earth, and human transformation. Created by a renowned team of scientists, scholars, and filmmakers, the film is set on the Greek Island of Samos, birthplace of Pythagoras.

Reception/Panel Discussion, February 17, 1-3 p.m. The Clare Gallery will also host a reception and panel discussion for the exhibit. Panelists will include the artist Mary Coelho; Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale Divinity School Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar; and John Grim, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar. Both Ms. Tucker and Mr. Grim were part of the scholar leadership team and co-writers of Journey of the Universe.

Both the exhibition and film ask important questions: How should we value our existence within these structures? How does creativity represent itself? How should we evaluate our role as we transform within it?

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