Ancestors (September 21, 2012 - January 8, 2013)
Sarcophagus for My Mother (c) Marilyn Zimmerwoman
Exhibit runs Sept 21, 2012 - Jan 8, 2013
Life Force Arts Center
1609 W Belmont, Chicago
Mitochondrial Mother (c) Sujata Tibrewala
Free admission to exhibit and
Opening and Closing Receptions
Mon & Thurs 1:30 - 6:30 pm & by appointment
info@LifeForceArts.org or 773-327-7224
Honor and commune with the ancestors and explore the many meanings of heritage, lineage and identity at Ancestors,
an art exhibit running September 21, 2012 - January 8, 2013 at Life
Force Arts Center gallery, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening
Reception is Friday, September 21, 2012 from 6 - 10 PM. Closing Ceremony
is Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 7 - 9 PM. Workshops, performances and other events related to the theme of ancestors will also be held as part of the show.
Stace (c) Donita Simpson
The exhibit celebrates ancestry of various kinds: biological, spiritual, geographical, cultural, ethnic. Contemplating one's ancestors is about belonging, acknowledging or discovering who you are and how you express yourself, and understanding the primal instincts of your beginnings.
Cultural expressions including art, music, architecture and fashion are connected to ancestors and their creativity over the generations. There is also the aboriginal concept that all of nature is "the ancestors".
However diluted our conscious knowledge or awareness of them may be, ancestors influence us.
Nautilus (c) Fred Casselman
Artists featured in the exhibit are:
LFAC presents themed shows throughout the year, that include an art exhibit plus events such as workshops, performances, lectures and poetry readings. Some of the upcoming events for Ancestors include:
- 10/3 - "House by the Side of the Road" movie with Susan Abbott Gidel & Jan Abbott Landow
- 10/20 – Parting of the Veil – Shamanic Kirtan with Ananda Lila
- 10/23 - Sacred Cauldron, Holy Grail with Kiel Milner
- 10/27 - Ghostly Voices: Ancestors on the Other Side with storyteller Mark Kater
- 11/3 - Renaissance & Folk music with Courtly Consorte
- 11/4 - Faces of the Dark Goddess: mask making with Szmeralda Shanel
- 11/10 - Family Constellations Soul Work with Danuta Jirik
- 11/15 - Libation: Painting as an offering to the Ancestors with Sujata Tibrewala
- 12/1 - Remembering Artists on WORLD AIDS DAY
- 12/12 - "Ancestors": performance with Katherine Chronis
The mission of Life Force Arts Foundation (LFA) is to advance the field of spiritual art through artistically excellent exhibits, events and publications that explore the connection of art and spirituality. We define spiritual art as visual, literary or performing art that flows from spiritual practice, strives to connect the audience with Spirit, and creates spiritual awakening, healing, or evolution. We focus on the arts as a common ground of human expression, where artists and audiences of diverse spiritual traditions can honor each other, and share their personal and collective experiences of the spiritual aspect of life. LFA's goals are to develop spiritual artists, the spiritual arts audience, and the spiritual arts community. The Foundation operates Life Force Arts Center (LFAC), Chicago's spiritual art gallery and performance space, which presents visual art exhibits, dance, theater and music performances, author book signings and workshops with artists who are experts in spiritual artmaking.