Art: The Language of Community (September 10, 2017 - January 10, 2018)

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the third in a series of three multiarts shows exploring the incredible power of the Arts in Learning, Healing and Community

  Opening Reception

   Sunday,  September 10, 2017
   4:30 - 8:30 PM

   Exhibit runs
   September 10, 2017 -
  January 10, 2018
  Free admission to exhibit
  and Opening Reception

Explore the power of the arts to create community as Life Force Arts Center presents the art exhibit and multiarts show Art: The Language of Community, running September 10, 2017 - January 10, 2018 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 4:30 - 8:30 PM. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 6:30 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free to the exhibit and Opening Reception. 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, Artistic Director, 773-327-7224,
Art: The Language of Community is the third in Life Force Arts Center's 2017 series of exhibits, Art: The Language of... exploring the power of the Arts in Learning, Healing and Community Building.

Art: The Language of Community explores how the arts bond a community and become its language. The culture of a community is often synonymous with the arts of that community. Music, dance, poetry, writing, storytelling, theater, visual art, fashion, customs, food, festivals, mythology, spiritual beliefs and practices interweave to distinguish a community. Artistic traditions are passed down within a community, and there is a development of the culture through the generations; the history of the community can be seen in the history of its art. The arts are often used for the purpose of creating community. For example, murals created by a neighborhood group; interfaith poetry writing; dance and music that bring elders and children together.

The 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 that 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 - Art: The Language of Community

Steven Blaine Adams

Christopher Bednash

Mary Burton

Judy Demchuk

Kurt Fondriest

Dorothy Graden

John Henderson

Lynn Carol  Henderson

Laurel Izard

Kat Kidwell

Colleen Koziara

Jessica Kronika

Mary Lahart

Thom Lausch

Lorraine Moretti

Lisa Nomikos

Diana Rudaitis

Sujata Tibrewala


Art: The Language of Community is the ninth exhibit in the three year Life Force Arts Manifesto series. Each year (2015, 2016, 2017) Life Force Arts Center will focus on one section of its core statement, the Life Force Arts Manifesto.

Life Force Arts Center (LFAC) explores the connection of the arts, healing and spiritual practice based in the Life Force Arts Method, a modern version of perennial wisdom teachings that value love, true self and creative community. LFAC presents visual, literary and performing art exhibits, events and publications that awaken human potential, deepen mystical experience and create spiritual transformation.

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