This session is Day 3 in a three-part series called Go Make Something, sponsored by the Arts Council for Long Beach.
Jose Angel Castro will briefly introduce the concept and importance of mindfulness practice both as selfcare and as a means to facilitate creativity. This session will feature a series of progressive sensory mindfulness exercises in 4 rounds. Mindfulness practice is simple, really. It is the deliberate act of paying deep attention to the moment you’re in right now for the purpose of regulating and resetting our mental, emotional, physical state. There’s no magic to it, just practice.
This unique program will be both cathartic and productive because of its multifaceted approach. It will include local creatives’ interviews on Instagram Live, virtual community sessions, and community testimonials on creative explorations during and beyond the stay-at-home orders with the end goal of encouraging participants to Go Make Something.
Participants will have access to tools that will aid them in their overall creative process by addressing some crucial aspects of mindset, emotional health, and mental balance. RSVP to attend as a limited 30 spaces are available for the this in-person event at the East Village Arts Park located at 150 Elm Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. Masks are required to attend.
Stick around after the event to welcome back the East Village Arts Walk happening from 12:00PM-5:00PM! More information can be found here: East Village LB
Jose Angel Castro is multi-disciplinary creative and entrepreneur. He is Go Make Something’s lead artist and host for the Instagram Live interviews and sessions, Castro has a colorful and varied range of experiences including dance, photography, fashion, music, and teaching. In early 2015, he founded The NowHouse Education Group—an organization dedicated to creating impactful, compelling educational experiences aimed at making life a little better. At this point in his life, teaching has taken center stage as the dominating discipline of his entire creative career. In fact, he considers it the ultimate vehicle for my creativity. It allows him to pour every skill he has acquired into a single, multi-faceted, dynamic pursuit.