Family Fare: Vajra: Thunderbolt-Diamond Kid Power Object!

  • Artist in person

    Kim Bennett is an artist and teacher whose work ranges across disciplines and includes devotional botanical paintings, imaginary embroideries, and collaborations with kids, poets, and other artists. She holds a BFA from the Cooper Union and an MFA from California College of the Arts.

The vajra is a ritual power object symbolizing the properties of a diamond (indestructability) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). After viewing an eleventh-century vajra and other objects of power in the exhibition Buddhist Realms, explore the vajra form by customizing cut-paper models to suit your individual powers.


About Family Fare

On the second Saturday of each month, Family Fare connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups. In each session, families participate in guided viewing and discussion in the galleries with a UC Berkeley graduate-student guide. Then, they explore related ideas in the Art Lab with an experienced teaching artist. Each session focuses on a different group of artworks and related hands-on activities.