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Father Gabriel Farago is a Nashville record producer and published author of Secrets to Success in County Music. He shares 35 years of hands-on music industry experience in the country music industry in this informative and entertaining program for "all age" area hopefuls. Although geared toward country music, Father Gabriel's presentation addresses all genres/styles of music.
* Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM * Main Library, Second Floor Events Room
Supplies fee $5, required at pre-registration, before August 14.
Class size: 12, ages 16+.
Classically trained Chinese watercolor artist Caroline Wang shows how to incorporporate Chinese calligraphy into watercolor paintings and apply it into many art forms. Especially recommended for students with at least basic watercolor background, although all are welcome. All supplies will be included.
Tuesday * August 26 * 6:30-8pm
Second floor events room* Main Branch Library
915 Monroe Street.
What chi energy is and what it tends to do within a home
Why some energy is considered to be harsh and how to counter it
How to locate the powerful spots within a room.
Feng shui master Clear Englebert explains the different kinds of feng shui, the basic dynamics of chi energy flow, and how to apply the principles in your home. He’ll show how to maximize chi’s beneficial flow and retain it to circulate within. Emphasis is placed on areas where a person spends the most time, such as the bed, desk, or lounge chair. Clear discusses the importance of doors and windows, as well as the effect of clutter and how to eliminate it. Common interior features such as open beams, ceiling fans, and sharp right corners can affect the energy in a room. Clear covers furniture selection and placement, as well as handling tight, crowded situations. Other topics include inviting harmony, prosperity, and health with this ancient Chinese system of placement. He’ll put feng shui principles in everyday language, so that anyone can understand, and he’ll explain the solutions to each problem. Clear offers feng shui changes that can be done within any decorating style.
Clear will be happy to sign books after his talk. Books are available through pre-order at Barnes & Noble Bridge Street. For more information, call 327-8700.
About Clear Englebert
Clear Englebert is an Alabama native. In 1971, at age 19, he opened his first Huntsville bookstore, A Good Book Store, in Five Points. In 1978, he founded Books as Seeds, and in 1989, Opening Books (a 501c3 library and gift shop). He managed at Green Apple Books, San Francisco’s largest independent bookstore, and at Pearly Gates Natural Foods in Huntsville. With decades of experience in retail visual merchandizing, Clear began a career as a residential interior consultant in Hawaii in 1994. His feng shui practice began there in 1995, and blossomed when he moved to San Francisco in 1996. He emphasizes common sense in his approach to feng shui, avoiding consumerism and superstition. A recognized feng shui expert, he has appeared on television, radio, and in the print media. He has written five highly-acclaimed books on feng shui, the first published in 2000. His books are: Feng Shui Demystified, Bedroom Feng Shui, Feng Shui for Hawaii, Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens, and most recently Feng Shui for Retail Stores.Clear’s books are available in four languages. For more information, visit fungshway.com. Read more about How to Do Things. Feng Shui: The Flow of Chi Energy within the Home