The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
Every morning between April 13–May 1, 2015, Helen Mirra walked around Aspen focused on developing the half-smile, as described by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Anyone was welcome to meet her at the gazebo in Paepcke Park. After a brief orientation, participants set out, separately, to walk/hike for a number of hours, focused on developing the half-smile, and then met again to have a simple lunch together.
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