Katie Paterson (Scottish, born 1981), Totality, 2016, printed mirrorball, motor, and lights, 85 cm in diameter, photo © Ben Blackall, courtesy of the Lowry

*Arrive early for refreshments.

In our fast-paced society filled with cell phones, screens, and endless distractions, it can be difficult to find a moment of time to think, let alone connect with another person.

Through guided meditation, art-based exercise, and group dialogue, this ACME meditation session will teach you how to slow down, be present, and observe the world around you. A growing body of neuroscientific research confirms that contemplative practices such as meditation and traditional yoga have measurably positive effects on memory, attention, and empathy, while lowering levels of stress and anxiety. This ACME session offers our community the tools to step back from your hectic lives and be present in the here and now. Wear your comfiest clothes and find out how meditation can help you.

ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Education.) Sessions are bimonthly roundtable public exchanges where participants can dream and articulate new models of education and engagement through art. Presented by the UMFA in partnership with The City Library, and with funding from Utah Humanities (UH). UH improves communities through active engagement in the humanities.

6:30 PM at the Salt Lake City Library, Glendale Branch.