Winter Solstice Mandala Creation at Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque
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Winter Solstice Mandala Creation

Birdseed Made Beautiful

The Open Space Visitor Center is once again hosting a Winter Mandala Creation. Help ring in the winter solstice by building a beautiful tribute to the cold. Materials such as birdseed and other natural, biodegradable goods will be used, and many birds will benefit from the piece of art. Whether you help think up the design, volunteer to create or just watch the masterpiece being made, your warming presence will be welcome. (Cerridwen Stucky)

Sunday Dec 20, 2015

6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120






City of Albuquerque
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Join in creating a huge mandala made of seeds and grains which can be eaten by birds, composted or can quickly biodegrade.

About the Mandala:

Each December near the Winter Solstice, the Open Space Visitor Center hosts the creation of a Mandala made of different kinds of grains and seeds.  Volunteers contribute to the design and build the Mandala.

The Mandala remains in place for one week.

The lead artist for 2015 is Noel Chilton.

A mandala is...

An integrated structure 
organized around a 
unifying center


Reference from:

“The word ‘mandala’ is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean ‘circle,’ a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself--a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.”