Naropa University School of the Arts presents ̶Robert Spellman: Sabbatical Exhibition


Robert Spellman Sabatical Exhibition FlyerWhat: Robert Spellman: Sabbatical Exhibition 
Where: Naropa University Nalanda Gallery, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 80301 
Date: Reception, September 14, 2012 Time: 5:00 -7:00 p.m. 
Exhibit: Through October 20, 2012 
Cost: Free and open to the public
Information: 303-245-4637;

BOULDER, Colo. (September 12, 2012) – Naropa University presents Robert Spellman: Sabbatical Exhibition. This enchantingly ominous exhibition by Robert Spellman features paintings of giant ladybugs and warplanes that meld with the rich and layered texture that float between image and abstractions. The art is displayed at Naropa University's Nalanda Campus Gallery through October 20, 2012. A reception will be held in the gallery on Friday, September 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Robert Spellman teaches visual arts at Naropa University in the School of the Arts and was Chair of the Visual Arts program at Naropa University from 1996 to 2003. He continues to teach in both the Visual Arts and Religious Studies programs. Robert has worked as a painter, graphic designer, illustrator, piano rebuilder, and musician. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has appeared in numerous publications. Robert practiced and taught Buddhist meditation for twenty-five years. During this time, he has worked at Dorje Khyung Dzong, a rural retreat center, and Karma Dzong, an urban meditation center in Boulder, Colorado. He is also Co-founder of Mountain Water, an artist's retreat in the wilds of southern Colorado. He completed this recent and compelling body of work while on sabbatical. To learn more about his work, visit

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology and religious studies.