Modern medicine man to speak
RUSSELL — The Deines Cultural Center is hosting a free “conversation” with Peter Paul Bruno, “Modern Day Medicine Man” to discuss healing and health from a Native American viewpoint.
Bruno’s talk will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell.
Bruno will talk about Creative Energetic Health as a way to experience personal health and well being at all levels.
Creative Energetic Health uniquely combines healing techniques from quantum physics, Native American medicine, Chinese martial arts, Yogic philosophy, Ayurvedic and traditional medicine. He says with these techniques you can return health to yourself, your family, and anyone you wish to help experience life without health issues.
Bruno does not view himself as a supernatural or mystic healer. Instead, he acknowledges the results of energy work sessions with people as a gift of their own efforts in the participation and growth of their own healing processes.
While working and interacting with patient problems starting at the age of about 16, Bruno has now worked on thousands of patients from around the globe. He is now focused on teaching these techniques so that others can benefit from this unique combination of ancient healing practices.
The free lecture/conversation introduces another side of the artist whose impressionist paintings and expressionist drawings are currently exhibited at the Deines Cultural Center.
RUSSELL — “IMpressionist Paintings and EXpressionist Drawings” by Native American artist Peter Paul Bruno will be at the Deines Cultural Center from Jan. 17 through Feb. 24, 2013. The opening reception is Sunday, Jan. 27, from 2-4 p.m.
In the Citizen band Potawatomi tribal rolls, the artist is a member of the Bruno family lineage. He was born in the Pawnee Indian Hospital in November 1949. Growing up in central Oklahoma and on the Navaho reservation made for lasting impressions of the landscapes and people.
“Memories are mutable and leave us with only impressions of our experiences,” Bruno said. “I feel that my impressionist paintings revive those memories while leaving room for the imagination to personalize.”
Bruno began drawing and painting in fourth grade. He had a teacher who allowed for the only painting method that children use, expressionism. That teacher would also train him in classical painting for several years.
Bruno bought his first oils and canvas at age 16. He lived and worked with artists and programs in Carmel-by-the-Sea in the ’70s, and Santa Fe in the ’80s, helping him in understanding the diverse nature of artistic effort. He explains that the Navaho have a phrase “to walk in beauty,” which is a form of harmony with the universe. “Art is a path of beauty for me,” he said.
The Deines Cultural Center is located at 820 North Main in Russell, admission is free and the Center is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Deines Cultural Center is accessible to those with disabilities.