Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dash Najarian's First Show

Young and up-and-coming artist, Dash Najarian is interviewed at his first show "Freedom and Disarray" on Sept. 7, 2012 held at "The Bookmachine" in Fullerton. Roland H. Ferrer interviews Dash about his first show, his process and his work for In the Flow Studios Arts. 

Dash has since participated in other shows and his art has grown and changed. We'll be sharing his most recent interview and show in October, for now please enjoy the exuberance and authenticity of his first show and interview. 

We hope Dash and Roland are an encouragement to other young artists to keep working and developing their craft. 

Don't wait...Create!

Thank you Mark Bupp of for filming this interview.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Myths come from the artist... Joseph Campbell

"There is no humanity in the state. What runs the world is economics and politics, and they have nothing to do with the spiritual life. So we are left with this void. It's the job of the artist to create these new myths. Myths come from the artists." Joseph Campbell (from a 1985 interview with Chris Goodrich in Publisher's Weekly)

Art is important! Keep writing, choreographing, acting, performing, singing, playing music, painting, drawing, designing, taking photos...humanity needs your art!

"Dewdrops" original harp composition by Roland H. Ferrer

Roland (here at age 14) has been gracing art shows with live performances for years. Here he is performing an original song for Mana Keepers Arts Open House. His compositions are written to promote mental, physical and emotional healing. 

If you like what you hear you can stay connected to Roland and his music through his Facebook page at:

The Guest House ~ Rumi


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

- Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks