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Life Force Arts Foundation

Open Gallery Hours:

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

Events: 

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

image: Imagina Flower (c) Loretta Angelica
The mission of Life Force Arts Foundation (LFA) is to celebrate and 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.
 
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. The organization grew to support the broader exploration of art and spirituality, opening Life Force Arts Center in Chicago in 2008.

Visit Pantheon, LFA's journal of spiritual art

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

LFAC has FREE PARKING in Central Savings parking lot - click here for directions 

Life Force Arts Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501 (c) 3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations of all amounts are welcome!

 


 


 

 

 

Our Current Show


Coming April 25!

Life Force Wheel:
The Companion & The Warrior


The third in a series of multiarts shows exploring the deep Archetypes of human existence


Exhibit runs through July 15, 2014

Free admission to exhibit
& Opening & Closing Receptions
 
Explore the Companion and Warrior Archetypes, those who stand up for what they love and believe in, as Life Force Arts Foundation presents the art exhibit and multiarts show Life Force Wheel:The Companion & The Warrior, running April 25 - July 15, 2014 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Friday, April 25, 2014 from 3 - 9 PM. Closing Reception is Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 7 - 9 PM. 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 Companion & The Warrior Archetypes will  be held as part of the show. For more information, please contact Joan Forest Mage, Executive Director, (773) 327-7224joan@LifeForceArts.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shaka Zulu (c) George Lindmark

 
The Companion and Warrior Archetypes are the hero and his or her comrades: Don Quixote and Sancho Panza; Robin Hood and his Merry Men; Dorothy and the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion. The Companion follows and supports the Warrior. The Companion "has the Warrior's back," protecting him/her for the accomplishment of mutual goals. The Warrior stands up for what she believes in. What she loves is what she fights for. The Warrior understands his own power, impact and boundaries. The Warrior acts on the positive meaning of fight: to defend oneself, to take action to protect others, and to inspire others to mutually accomplish a worthy goal. Both Companion and Warrior work with the Skill of Empowerment: standing up for what you believe in, knowing how to lead and follow, and having a clear sense of self-identity.

The artwork in this exhibit features a wide variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, fabric art and installation. Life Force Arts Foundation Executive Director Joan Forest Mage says, "It's been fascinating seeing the interpretations artists have about this theme. From tribal Warriors to a child walking a picket line, from a Mother being both Warrior and Companion to her children to abstract renderings of mythical heroes, this show expands our understanding of these powerful Archetypes."

The Companion & The Warrior is the third a series of shows called Life Force Wheel. This yea
r-long, six show series of art exhibits and multiarts presentations explores the deep Archetypes of human existence. The Life Force Wheel is a spiritual teaching based in ancient, universal wisdom, received through inspiration by modern shamanic practitioner Joan Forest Mage. The Wheel is based in a deep awareness of our unity with all beings, and seeks to foster healthy relationships between the individual, human society, nature and the spirit realm. The six show series began on December 8, 2013 with the Teacher Archetype and concludes in January 2015 with the True Self Archetype. All shows will be held at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago.
 
 
 
 
 
El Chaski (c) Mariela de la Paz


 
Featured artists for Life Force Wheel: The Companion & The Warrior

Steven Blaine Adams
Steve Baltrukonis
J. Penney Burton
Calaj
Mariela de la Paz
Kurt Fondriest
Dorothy Graden
Vivian Gutierrez
Terry Hall 
Colleen Koziara 
Thom Lausch
Karin Levitski
George Lindmark
Lauren Pitasch
Britt Posmer
Kevin Seymour
Szmeralda Shanel

There are ten Archetypes on the Life Force Wheel. Each is a role which contributes to the harmony between the individual and the Web of Life. The Life Force Wheel series of shows will include art exhibits, performances, poetry readings, workshops, lectures and other events to help the audience gain the wisdom of each Archetypal energy.
 
 
The mission of Life Force Arts Foundation (LFA) is to celebrate and 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 and audiences of diverse spiritual traditions can honor each other, and share their personal and collective experiences of the spiritual aspect of life. 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 the spiritual dimension of artmaking.

 
 
 
 
Local 207 Strike (c) Terry Hall




















 
 
 
 
Samurai (c) Steve Baltrukonis