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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.

Visit Pantheon, LFAC's journal of spiritual art

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

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Help us activate the spiritual power of visual, literary and performing art for transformation and community! We

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 & The Sentient Being


the first 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
January 15 - April 26 2016

Free admission to exhibit
and Opening & Closing Receptions


Explore art expressing the soul: the energy that makes one animate rather than inanimate,  how art helps us become more alive, feeling and conscious (sentient) and how the senses relate to the arts to improve perception and expression, as Life Force Arts Center presents the art exhibit and multiarts show The Creative Soul: Art & The Sentient Being, running January 15 - April 26, 2016 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Friday, January 15, 2016 from 6:30 - 10 PM. Closing Reception is Tuesday, April 26, 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, explores 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 Art & The Sentient Being explores art expressing the soul: the energy that makes one animate rather than inanimate; how art helps us become more alive, feeling and conscious (sentient). Experience how the senses relate to the arts to improve perception and expression. Art is aesthetic, increasing one's sensibility; the opposite of aesthetic is anesthetic.


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 the those present."



Featured artists
The Creative Soul: Art & The Sentient Being


Steven Blaine Adams

Sharon Bechtold

Grace Bromley

Marianna Buchwald

Mary Burton

Kurt Fondriest

Dorothy Graden

Amy Hassan

John Henderson

Colleen Koziara

Jessica Kronika

Beatriz Ledesma

Claire Mesesan

Sharyl Noday

Britt Posmer

Diana Rudaitis

Derek Schulze

Alessandra Sequeira

Zachary Spaulding

Vivian Zapata

 


The Creative Soul: Art & The Sentient Being is the fourth 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. 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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