Autumn (September 27 - November 20, 2013)

Exhibit runs
September 27 - November 20, 2013
Free admission to exhibit & Opening & Closing Receptions

Gallery hours:
Mondays & Thursdays 1:30 - 6:30 pm & by appointment

Info: or 773-327-7224

Fall Prairie (c) Pam Hulvey

Enjoy beautiful expressions of the season of abundant harvest, ephemeral beauty, gathering, turning inward, and the thinning of the Otherworldly veil at Autumn, an art exhibit and multiarts show running September 27 - November 20, 2013 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Friday, September 27, 2013 from 6 - 10 PM. Closing Reception is Wednesday, November 20, 2013 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 Autumn will also be held as part of the show. For more information, please contact Joan Forest Mage, Executive Director, (773) 327-7224,

Autumn evokes many images: leaves of gold, brown and red swirling down in the crisp air; pumpkin patches and apple orchards filled with ripe fruit; warm, soft sweaters and blankets donned as the weather turns cooler. It is time for the joy of harvesting, gathering both food and the community for celebrations and feasting: sharing, generosity, thankfulness and hospitality. There is an underlying awareness of survival needs: shelter, preserving, storing for the lean times; reaping, culling, hunting. 

November Shadows (c) Fred Casselman
Autumn is contemplative: we slow down, hibernate and take time for reflection, for assessing the experiences of the year. We face ourselves and our past, feel the presence of our ancestors and gain wisdom about maturity, old age, withering and dying. We meditate on mortality,  reminded that death is part of life, and appreciate ephemeral beauty. Energy releases from embodiment to Spirit; the hours of darkness grow longer, magic is in the air and the veil to the Otherworld becomes thin....

Featured artists:
Steven Blaine Adams
Steve Baltrukonis
Fred Casselman
Kurt Fondriest
Gabriel Gebka
Dorothy Graden
Vivian Gutierrez
John Henderson
Pam Hulvey
Thom Lausch
Michelle Korte Leccia
Karin Levitski
Demetria Nanos
Britt Posmer
Sujata Tibrewala

Aging together under a tree (c) Gabriel Gebka

The mission of Life Force Arts Foundation (LFA) is to explore the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts through artistically excellent exhibits, events and publications that awaken human potential and create spiritual transformation and healing. 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.

Harvest Pilgrim (c) Thom Lausch

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