Open Gallery Hours:
Mondays & Thursdays, 1:30 - 6:30 PM and by appointment
Life Force Arts Center opens 30 minutes before the event starts. Calendar of Events.
Life Force Arts Foundation 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. As Joan developed the deeper, spiritual aspects of her work, the company grew to support the exploration of the art-spirituality connection. Life Force Arts Center opened in 2008.LFA presents an average of 20 events each month! Click here for our Calendar of Events.
Life Force Arts Foundation, Inc. (Approved Provider Number 451592-11) is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.
an art exhibit & multiarts show
April 11 - May 29, 2013
Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago
Tri Flower (c) Fred Casselman
Spring evokes the delightful freshness and beauty of the season. Poets, singers and sages of all times and cultures have celebrated the energy of this time of year: youthful, vital, joyous. Come enjoy uplifting, vibrant colors and images of healing, rejuvenation and new growth within nature and the self. Many genres of artwork will be represented, including painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media.
Artists featured in Spring:
- Steven Blaine Adams
- Wendy Allen
- Loretta Angelica
- Sharon Bechtold
- Fred Casselman
- Dorothy Graden
- Rachel Jacobson
- Karen Light
As Artist Karen Light says, "I have recently birthed into a new being and began seeing the world with new eyes; I created these paintings as part of my exploration. There is fresh magic and wonder, color and layers. lightness and darkness. It all folds and melds and crashes and explodes together. It is spring outside. It is spring within. The growth is unchartered - a mysterious leap into places I have never been."
Artist Wendy Allen says, "I was integrating dissociated aspects of my psyche that had hidden themselves due to childhood sexual abuse. As a very young child I had a rather large flower garden that was a magical escape for me. I knew that the flowers were beings who wanted to be in relationship me. Years later at a yoga retreat I spontaneously began doing a series of flower drawings and found they pleased some younger inner aspect of myself. I discovered that lines of communication to my inner child opened through my interactions with the flowers beings.
"As I painted and quilted these beings, a split off aspect of myself returned to my conscious awareness. I am in deep gratitude to the flower beings, and particularly the Pansies (and violets), for facilitating her return."
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.
Vitality of Friendship (c) Rachel Jacobson
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. Visit LFA's blog, Pantheon.