General Comments

The year 2017 has already proven to be both busy and exciting. In order to have the most up-to-date information please sign up for announcement by clicking here.

It was a tremendous honor for the Honorable Mayor Nancy McFarlane and myself to represent North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh, during a private audience with His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama at His World Headquarters in Dharamsala, India. We are very pleased His Holiness will be visiting with us in 2018.

The 14th Dalai Lama's gracious welcome to Jon Kolkin & Mayor McFarlane

The 14th Dalai Lama’s gracious welcome to Jon Kolkin & Mayor McFarlane


Mayor McFarlane & Jon Kolkin Receiving Stupa Gifts from the 14th Dalai Lama

Mayor McFarlane & Jon Kolkin Receiving Stupa Gifts from the 14th Dalai Lama

Exhibitions

A special thank you to all of the institutions and volunteers who were instrumental in bringing the exhibition Inner Harmony… Learning from the Buddhist Spirit to the beautiful Indian Embassy’s Cultural Centre, Nehru-Wangchuck Sidharth Art Gallery in Thimphu, Bhutan. We were so pleased to raise thousands of dollars in support of healthcare in Bhutan.

Dedication Ceremony NWCC

Dedication Ceremony NWCC


Opening Reception NWCC

Opening Reception NWCC

Inner Harmony… Learning from the Buddhist Spirit will have its premier as a museum exhibition Sept. 15 – Dec. 30, 2017, at the St. Louis U. Museum of Art. This 5-room initiative will be the first opportunity to present Inner Harmony in a setting where patrons are immersed in a contemplative, multi-sensory, interactive environment. I am so pleased to exhibit in this museum which is a stunning architectural gem built in 1900 in the Beaux Arts style. I will be giving a presentation on “Strategies for Living a Balanced Life and Achieving Inner Harmony” on Friday, Sept. 15h from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. followed by a public reception 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Additional information.

To Soar

To Soar


SLUMA

SLUMA

Feathers… A Singular Journey will have its premier as a solo exhibition in the spacious Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, N.C. Dec. 13, 2017 – Feb. 25, 2018. The public reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. We will be raising money in support of the North Carolina Symphony. Additional receptions will be held in January for patrons of the North Carolina Symphony. Additional information

Singular Beauty

Singular Beauty


 Duke Energy Ctr. for the Performing Arts

Duke Energy Ctr. for the Performing Arts

Presentations / Courses

There are 2 presentations remaining in 2017. “Strategies for Living a Balanced Life and Achieving Inner Harmony” will be held on Friday, Sept. 15 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the SLU Museum of Art in St. Louis followed by a public reception for the opening of Inner Harmony. Additional information

“Creating a Photographic Project” will be presented during the annual Triangle CLICK Photography Festival from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on October 10, 2017, at the Art Institute in Durham, N.C. Additional information

Best Wishes to All, Jon