Tara grew up with art. Her father was an artist, and very often on weekend afternoons her family’s dining room was turned into an artist’s studio for drawing with cray pas, creating masks out of paper mache, or sitting very still while her father did sketches of her.
Those times with her father were some of the most magical moments of her childhood. His capacity for being so passionate and so focused on the act of creating was a contagious energy to be around.
Even as a young child Tara understood that the energy of creativity could capture the mind and create a calm and contented focus that lended itself to a deep seeded feeling of well being.
That innate understanding that art, as something to create or as something to study in a slow and deliberate way, enjoying each sensation, each emotion, each thought, was a gift from her father.
This is why it was so important to us to have space to show art when we opened Take Five Meditation. We wanted art to be a part of our studio because art is truly a meditation.
We have been so fortunate to be involved in Dupont Circle’s First Friday Art Walk since the first week we opened our doors, featuring local and international artists. We love giving local artists a chance to show their work in a downtown venue. We have also loved seeing our guests enjoy each new presentation. We are always looking for artists who are interested in showing in our downtown DC space, just another way to connect with our Take Five community.