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Yakima Valley Community College’s 2014-2015 Faculty Lecture Series kicks off on October 29th with David Lynx presenting The Smile of the Buddha.
October 29, 2014 • 7:00pm • Parker Room
The Smile of the Buddha
David Lynx, Larson Gallery Director & YVCC art instructor
Born around 563 B.C.E., the Buddha has become recognizable to Western Culture, primarily through his portrayal in sculpture. It is through this imagery that many associate the ideas of meditation, serenity, and bliss associated with his teachings. This program will follow the artistic representation of the Buddha from early aniconic imagery to the development of the Buddha in human form.
David Lynx is currently the director of Larson Gallery and instructor in Asian Art History and Art Appreciation. Lynx has a Masters of Liberal Studies in museology from the University of Oklahoma. After completing his B.A. from the University of Washington, he completed a fifth year of Asian Art History and Japanese at Whitman College, and went on to become the director of Sheehan Gallery at the college and curate their Asian Art collection. David became a certified Primordial Sound Meditation teacher through Chopra Center University in 2011, and is currently completing his certification as a Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga instructor.
The event is sponsored by YVCC’s Arts and Sciences Division and Phi Theta Kappa Student Club. For more information: 509.574.4809.