We are pleased and proud to call your attention to a local art show by GH-Stadium Head Teacher Laila Kujala.

The show features Laila’s Nature Mandalas. From October 17 through December 5, 2011, you will find her work on display in the Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. It is open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

A brief bio: Laila Kujala was born and raised in Finland and spent four years at the Art Students’ League in New York City. In her Nature Mandalas, the photos of which were all taken in Ann Arbor, Kujala combines her love of spirituality and nature. She explores the idea that the visible and invisible worlds meet at the center point of the mandala. The word mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning circle. The circle is a symbol of unity and wholeness worldwide, and it has been used to create sacred spaces and as an aid in meditation.

Three cheers for Ya-Ya, as the toddlers often call her!