Asheville photographer Taylor Johnson to open Mandala-inspired exhibit June 20

Press release

From OM Sanctuary:

Who: Artist: Taylor Johnson

What: Art opening of ‘Fine Art Mandala of Nature’

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Where: OM Sanctuary – 87 Richmond Hill Dr, Asheville, NC 28806

Join Asheville photographer Taylor Johnson, from Taz Digital, for his opening of ‘Fine Art Mandala of Nature’ on Thursday, June 20th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the OM Sanctuary located at 87 Richmond Hill Dr. Each Mandala is created from a single, un-altered photograph of nature and then printed on sheet metal. This series has been created with deep inspiration from the core of all things – the energy of life. They truly have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The evening will also feature tea served by Dobra Tea, live music, hors devours and the creation of a community sand mandala.

5:30 p.m. – Gallery Opening Begins
6:30 p.m. – Artist Talk – The vision, process and significance of these mandalas.
7:30 p.m. – Creation of a community sand mandala Martha Kiger of
8:30 p.m. – the Gallery Exhibition comes to a close.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Mandalas, please visit: or

About the Artist- Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson grew up in Pittsboro, NC and his love and passion for photography started in high school. Taylor attended UNCG for a year and journeyed to Orlando,FL to work for Disney for 8 months and then transferred to Warren Wilson College graduating in 2008.

The four and a half years following college, Taylor lived in beautiful Asheville and worked for CooperRiis, a residential healing community for people who suffer from mental illness. For the last few years at CooperRiis Taylor was the coordinator of their Integrative Health program. He also attended a Hawaiian retreat center teaching yoga and cooking amazing food for the retreat community.

Photography is something that Taylor has held close to his heart for all of these years and in the summer of June 2012, decided pursue photography and videography, passionately, as a more-than-full-time job.

Taylor enjoys and practices yoga, music, wood chopping, cooking, the love of community and admiring of the beauty of the world. Taylor states his dream is that “those who come across these mandalas be inspired to tune in to life and to live from the place of connectedness that comes from doing so.”


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