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Life Force Arts Center

Open Gallery Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30 - 6:30 PM and by appointment

Events:

Life Force Arts Center opens 30 minutes before the event starts. Calendar of Events.

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The mission of Life Force Arts Center (LFAC) is to activate the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts to create transformation and community. 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. LFAC programs are based on the concepts in the Life Force Arts Manifesto.

Life Force Arts Center (originally called Sentience) was founded in 1988 as a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization to present the modern dance and performance work of Joan Forest Mage. The organization grew to support the broader exploration of art and spirituality, opening our own space in Chicago in 2008.

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LFAC presents an average of 20 events each month! Click here for our Calendar of Events.

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Sales of artwork and admissions to events alone do not pay for all LFAC's expenses. We thank you for your extra help! Life Force Arts Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501 (c) 3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.



 

 

Our Current Show

 

 

 


The Creative Soul:

Art, Play & Ritual

the second in a series of three multiarts shows exploring what art is and why it's important: to awaken sentient experience; to create other worlds through art, play & ritual; to communicate with many levels of self




Exhibit runs

May 6 - September 20, 2016

Free admission to exhibit
and Opening & Closing Receptions

Celebrate the human powers of imagination, invocation and creation and explore the relationship of art, play and ritual, as Life Force Arts Center presents the art exhibit and multiarts show The Creative Soul: Art, Play & Ritual, running May 6 - September 20, 2016 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Friday, May 6, 2016 from   7 - 10 PM. Closing Reception is Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 7 - 9 PM. Open Gallery Hours are Tuesdays 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 will be held as part of the show. For more information, please contact Joan Forest Mage, Executive Director, 773-327-7224, joan@LifeForceArts.org.

Life Force Arts Center's 2016 exhibits, The Creative Soul series, explore three different meanings of what art is and why it's important: to awaken sentient experience, to create other worlds through art, play and ritual, and to communicate with the many levels of self.

The exhibit
The Creative Soul: Art, Play & Ritual celebrates the human powers of imagination, invocation and creation as we explore the relationship of art, play and ritual. Basing our inquiry in Ellen Dissanayake’s quote, “…other worlds [are] invented in play, invoked in ritual or fabricated in the arts,” we will delve into the similarities and differences of play, ritual and art, focusing on how each relates to subtle reality and non-ordinary consciousness. Discover art as the craft of manifesting energy, consciousness and spirit into physical form.

The artwork in this exhibit features a wide variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and installation. Life Force Arts Center Artistic Director Joan Forest Mage says, "It's fascinating to see the interpretations artists have about the theme. At LFAC, 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 those present."


Featured artists - The Creative Soul: Art, Play & Ritual

 

Steven Blaine Adams

Anna Applegate

Sharon Bechtold

Christopher Bednash

Joanne Bennett

Mary Burton

Yolanda Fernandez-Shebeko

Dorothy Graden

Amy Hassan

John Henderson

Kumar & Nicole Javvaji

Colleen Keough

Kat Kidwell

Colleen Koziara

Jessica Kronika

Thom Lausch

Beatriz Ledesma

Lorraine Moretti

Kao Ra Zen

Diana Rudaitis

Vivian Sakellariou

Szmeralda Shanel
Sujata Tibrewala

Elijah Thompson

Kevin James Wilson


The Creative Soul: Art, Play & Ritual is the fifith exhibit in the four year Life Force Arts Manifesto series. Each year (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) Life Force Arts Center focuses the theme of its shows on one section of its core statement, the Life Force Arts Manifesto

The mission of Life Force Arts Center (LFAC) is to activate the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts in artists and audiences to create transformation and community. 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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