The Spiritual Power of Art: The Human Spirit (January 24 - May 12, 2015)

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The first in a series of multiarts shows exploring three different meanings of spirit: Human Spirit, Universal Energy and Mystical & Religious Experience




Exhibit runs

January 24 - May 12, 2015

Free admission to exhibit &
Opening & Closing Receptions

Explore art that encourages, guides and uplifts the human spirit as Life Force Arts Foundation presents the art exhibit and multiarts show The Spiritual Power of Art: The Human Spirit, running January 24 - May 12, 2015 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 6 - 10 PM. Closing Reception is Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 7 - 9 PM. Open Gallery Hours are Mondays and Thursdays 1:30 - 6:30 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free to the exhibit and Opening and Closing Receptions. Workshops, performances and other events related to the theme of the Human Spirit will be held as part of the show. For more information, please contact Joan Forest Mage, Executive Director, 773-327-7224, joan@LifeForceArts.org.

The Spiritual Power of Art exhibit series explores three different meanings of “spirit”: Human Spirit, Universal Energy and Mystical & Religious Experience. The Human Spirit exhibit focuses on spirit as greatness of human character: people who triumph over adversity, encourage others, are gracious and welcoming, stand up for justice, show kindess and compassion, give wise counsel.

The artwork in this exhibit features a wide variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and installation. Life Force Arts Foundation Executive Director Joan Forest Mage says, "It's fascinating to see the interpretations artists have about the theme. From portraits of people who exemplify human virtues such as compassion, courage, wisdom and creativity, to explorations of joyous and peaceful human community; from depictions of the hero's journey to the gamut of human emotions, this show mirrors back to us the energy of the human experience. At LFA, our art exhibits create sacred space in which events become healing rituals: performances, concerts, poetry readings, workshops, lectures are all infused with transformative power to heal and enlighten the those present."


Featured artists - The Spiritual Power of Art: The Human Spirit

Steven Blaine Adams

Sharon Bechtold
Christopher Bednash
Fred Casselman
Cortez Curtis
Judy Demchuk
Kurt Fondriest
Dorothy Graden
Amy Hassan
John Henderson
Millie Hreczany
Shauna Aura Knight
Colleen Koziara
Sucheta Misra
Kao Ra Zen
Diana Rudaitis
Anatoliy Snigirev
Sujata Tibrewala
Mark Van Dyk



The Spiritual Power of Art: The Human Spirit is the first exhibit in the four year Life Force Arts Manifesto series. Each year (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) Life Force Arts Foundation will focus the theme of its shows on one section of its core statement, the Life Force Arts Manifesto.


Life Force Arts Manifesto series (2015 - 2018)

  • 2015 - The Spiritual Power of Art. Three different meanings of spirit: Human Spirit, Universal Energy and Mystical & Religious Experience
  • 2016 - The Art Continuum. The 3 Perceptual Modes (auditory, visual, kinesthetic) that are the basis of human perception, communication, healing modalities, learning styles and cultural expression, and that at their highest level of development are called “the arts”
  • 2017 - 4 Fields of human life that the spiritual power of the arts impacts: Communication, Learning, Healing and Community
  • 2018 - 4 Types of spiritual art: Informational, Instructional, Transformational and Cultural


The mission of Life Force Arts Foundation (LFA) is to activate the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts in artists and audiences. We focus on the arts as a common ground of human expression, where artists of diverse spiritual traditions present artistically excellent exhibits, events and publications to awaken human potential, create spiritual transformation and connect audiences to the mystical dimension.



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