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Pulse of the Heart: Drums and Sacred Dream Circles

April 3 - July 28

A close up of a scared dream circle. The dream circle resembles a giant dream catcher. the center of the circle is adorded with stones and crystals

This exhibit will feature a selection of Sacred Dream Circles and other pieces such as drums and rattles by artist Zelda Hotaling. The Sacred Dream Project was conceived in 2012  when the artist received a vision from The Creator that guided her to create the Sacred Dream Circles Project. Dream Circles resemble Dream Catchers and vary in size from three feet to fifteen feet. They are created using traditional techniques such as weaving, leatherwork,  metalwork and knotwork. The Sacred Dream Circles are presented as an art form as well as an energetic healing medium to facilitate meditation. Each Dream Circle carries a deep symbolism. However, each viewer interprets the Circles based on their experience and spirituality, helping them to heal in ways which are needed for them.

Zelda Hotaling was raised under the influence of the Haudenosaunee Native American Culture. Her family resides on the Kahnawaka Mohawk reservation in Canada. Renowned for her diverse talents, she shines as an intuitive spirit guide, healer, author, visionary, and creator of Sacred Dream Circle Project. Her lineage is a vibrant tapestry, seamlessly merging her Native American roots with influences from various cultures, bound together by ancestral traditions.

You can learn more about Zelda on her website: https://zeldahotaling.com/

The exhibit will be on view from early April to late July.

The exhibit can viewed whenever the New York Folklore Shop and Gallery are open. New York Folklore is located at 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, on the Jay Street Marketplace pedestrian mall. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 3:30PM, and Sundays 10AM to 2PM (April- Decemeber). Please call 518-346-7008, email NYF at info@nyfolklore.org, or visit our web site, www.nyfolklore.org for additional information.

Parking in downtown Schenectady is free on Sunday, and there is ample parking both in convenient LAZ lots, and on the street.

Funding is provided for this exhibit by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and Schenectady County Initiative Program.


April 3
July 28
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New York Folklore Shop & Gallery
129 Jay Street
Schenectady, 12305
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