February 7-28, 2008



Opening Reception and Artist Talk: February 7, 5:00–6:30 pm
Student Activities Center (SAC) Gallery

Thanka Painting Workshop with the Artist
: February 7, 11:00 am
Wang Center Skylight Lobby

SAC Gallery Hours
: February 7-28, 2008Tuesday–Friday, 11:00 am–5:00 pm


Phurba Namgay, a graduate and instructor at the Institute for Zorig Chusum in Thimpu, Bhutan, brings his Buddhist thanka paintings to Stony Brook. His thankas, painted or embroidered Buddhist banners which were traditionally hung in a monastery or a family altar, represent some of the best examples of contemporary thankas and mandalas and are on display throughout Bhutan. Namgay uses traditional methods of thanka painting including preparing his own canvas, using paints of minerals and natural pigments, and brushes of natural animal hairs. Namgay's visit also includes an artist's workshop at the Wang Center.

The SAC Gallery is located on the main floor of the Student Activities Center on Stony Brook University's West Campus. For directions, please go to http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/directions.shtml.