This Saturday join us for the first Whole Living Symposium and

Saturday join us for our Art Symposium for January 2019.


Saturday January 19th 3 to 4pm
Sunday January 20th 3 to 5pm

Shumei Announces New Symposium Program:
The Whole Living Symposium Series
First Presenters scheduled are Thomas and Lillian McCrackenon Saturday January 19th at 3 to 4
Shumei International Institute is happy to announce a new offering for our Crestone community. This is our local version of the Green Life Food Festival being offered by Shumei American in California. In line with Shumei philosophy, our hope is to create a regular space for presenters to share topics on mindful living. This symposia program will cover a variety of topics such as gardening, business, health or wellness. By looking at the whole we can achieve a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you are looking to provide healthier food for you and your family, improve your relationships, or simply gain a sense of peace and connection our hope is to provide a space where ideas on these topics can be shared by community members who are practicing their craft.  We are honored to have Thomas and Lillian McCracken as our first presenters on January 19th from 3 to 4. This event is free to the public.


And then on Saturday!


Gergana Yordanova’s paintings will be on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone from January 3rd to the end of February 2019. A symposium with Gergana will be held on Sunday January 20th starting a 3pm. A reception will follow.

Gergana Yordanova was born in Haskovo, Bulgaria. She graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Turnovo. Since then, she has taken part in a number of exhibitions throughout Bulgaria and abroad.  In the words of Bulgarian artist and composer Nikolai Ivanov OM,  “In her works Gergana Yordanova develops themes from the traditional “Landscape” and “Still Life” genres, as well as Figurative pictures in a modern context emphasizing on the richness of the pictorial stuff and complex detail. This creates a particular “fairy land “spirit and “multilayeredness” of this art of painting and makes its impact especially strong. Gergana Yordanova`s paintings can be rediscovered every time again-delicate picturesque harmonies, beautiful factures creating a peculiar vibration-a mixture of acryl, plastic pastes, graphite and gold and silver. On the background of the complex picture in the contemporary art these works remind us again that the AESTHETIC meaning remains of primary importance and the picture as an object must be a bearer of vibrating SPIRITUALITY and BEAUTY.”

Come meet Georgina and learn more about her art on Sunday January 20thstarting at 3pm to 5pm. This event is free to the public, please visit or call 256-5284 for more information or directions. Please call the office to make sure the gallery is open.