• Exhibit Kickoff Reception is
    A Birthday Party to Remember

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    Exhibit planning and preparation officially began for Rays of Light & Sacred Guardian Spirits on December 2, 2012. Other famous birthdays in December include: Bruce Lee, Tara Banks, Albert Einshtein, Lucy Liu, Bengamin Franklin, Don Lessem, Eric Hattchell & Gankhuyag (GanNa) Natsag. Special thanks goes to Michael Wight, Presdident of DigiLink. , DigiXPress and DigiCanvasArt.

  • Celebrating Mongolian Art And Culture

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    Gankhuyag Natsag (Hamtdaa: Together) from Artisphere on Vimeo.

    Artisphere exhibition featuring the work of renowned visual artist and Arlingtonian Gankhuyag Natsag, whose Khuree Tsam dance masks, ceremonial costumes and paintings speak to Mongolia’s ancient traditions and contemporary experiences. Accompanied by a multi-faceted program of performances, workshops, films and community celebrations, this exhibition was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • "Hamtdaa: Together" at Artisphere

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    Hamtdaa features art from Gankhuyag Natsag, including Mongolian Tsam masks and paintings that blend ancient tradition with modern living. The Mongolian community of Arlington is very tight knit, and credits Natsag for his significant role in the revival of the Tsam tradition. Tsam is a theatrical art performed by skilled dancers representing characters of holy figures, devils, animals, and people. This ancient religious mask dance reflects both Buddhist teachings and older Shamanistic practices.

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  • Cocktail Party to Benefit Roerich House

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    Stephen Lintner, Gail Percy, Gankhuyag Natsag. Cocktail Party to Benefit Roerich House, Mongolia. Photo by Tony Powell. Travis Price House.

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  • LA Times: Mongolian cultural event starts with a yurt

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    A traditional nomadic Mongolian home was erected outside Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, part of a colorful cultural celebration that brought together artists from across the U.S. and several from Mongolia. Outside the yurt, Gankhuyag Natsag described the centuries-old art of the Tsam dance, a Buddhist mask dance with 108 papier-mache masks representing different gods and spirits.

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  • Mongol Visions: Winged Horses and Shamanic Skies

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    For more than two thousand years the Mongols have dominated the center of the Silk Road. Here, under the guidance of the great Khaans like Genghis and Kublai, the ancient traditions of shamanism and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism merged into a profound stream. The vast influence of Mongolia on Euro-Asian civilization is only now being fully appreciated.

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