Event Dates:  M – F April 7 – May 25; Reception with the artist: April 8, 1 – 3 p.m.

About the exhibit: Like countless artists before me, I have found my inspiration in the natural world. Indeed, I feel that this is also how I came to Buddhism, by seeing closely the impermanence and the interconnectedness of everything. Also, I found that drawing and meditation are very close to the same thing. I use my hiking boots and kayak to find the “Magic Places” on this planet. I find peace, inspiration, and joy there, and I hope that those who see my work will feel the same.  I am drawn to the ‘edges’ of things: riverbanks, places at the edge of the continent where sea, land and sky meet, mountaintops, twilight, sunset, dawn.

Exhibit on view:  April 7 – May 5; May 14 – May 25, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please note the exhibit cannot be viewed when Aryaloka is closed for a private event on May 8 – 12 and on May 19.

About the Artist: Eric Ebbeson was born in Portsmouth, NH in 1946. Educated at St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH and Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, where he received his degree in Studio Art in 1968. He taught Art at the Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY from 1968-1970, and moved back to NH where he taught art at the Hampton, NH public schools until his retirement in 2006. Since his retirement from teaching art in the public schools, he has taught drawing classes at the Brush and Palette in North Hampton, NH and run on-site drawing and painting workshops in the Seacoast NH area and central Florida. In 2012 he began leading a Drawing Group at the Aryaloka Buddhist Center where the participants explore the connection between drawing and meditation.

He has exhibited his work in many galleries in New England over the years, including the Newburyport Art Association Gallery, the Seacoast Art Association Gallery, the Laughing Moon (Plymouth, Mass & Bridgeton, Maine), Yikes Gallery (Center Harbor, NH), Annie’s (Newburyport, Mass), Tulips (Portsmouth, NH), the Blue Moon (Exeter, NH), Terra Perma (Laconia, NH), and Luna Gallery (Salem, Mass).

He has illustrated two books, “The Ambiguity of Autumn,” a book of poetry by Jeff Volk, and “Luna and Floyd Visit their Grandparents,” a children’s book by Lauren Levine. He is working on a third book, a book of Buddhist Stories by Kavyadrishti.

He works in several different media, notably watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink, screenprinting, and calligraphy, often combining them in unusual ways.

Led by: Eric Ebbeson
Times: April 7 – May 25, M – F, 10am – 3pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Donations Appreciated
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page
Aryaloka has collection boxes in the entryway for local charities. Aryaloka is currently collecting for the Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth. Safe Harbor provides support and resources for anyone affected by alcohol and drug addiction. Safe Harbor needs cleaning products, office supplies, and personal care items. We are also collecting non-perishable food for the Newmarket Food Pantry. Please feel free to bring a donation for these charities when you arrive. Your generosity makes such a difference in many people’s lives! We thank you for your past donations and encourage you to continue. With gratitude, the Generosity Kula.