10/23/09

Video: Emergence of the Divine Feminine



Emergence of the Divine Feminine

Video of an art exhibit at the Life Force Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, October 2009

Be bathed in the love of the Divine Feminine while you view the video!

The artists in this video include: Cynthia Aldrich, Kristin Ashley, Fred Casselman, Judy Demchuk, Deborah Eidson,Sharka Glet, Margaret Guieb, Mary Heagle, Joyce Huntington, Laurel Izard, Stacey Jackson, Joan Marie, Pat Otto, Teresa Parker, Laurel Smith, Barbara Wurden, Michael Zieve

This video was made by Laurel Smith

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10/17/09

Light Portraits of the Goddess





The "Light Portraits of the Goddess" is a collection of Laurel's "Light Portraits" that were shown in the art exhibit "Emergence of the Divine Feminine" at Life Force Arts Center in Chicago, October 2009. 

The art in this video is inspired by the Goddess and includes "The Core of Mother Earth", "Golden Birth", "Shapeshifting", "Dancing With The Great Mother" "Deva-Goddess", "Wealth" (Lakshmi), "Truth and Beauty" (Saraswati) and "Shakti" (Durga).

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10/16/09

Story of Artemisia

Linda M. Smith performs: Story of Artemisia-a musical performance about post Renaissance woman painter Artemesia, Fri Oct16, 8pm. at Life Force Arts Center, 3148 N. Lincoln in Chicago. This event is part of "Emergence of the Divine Feminine" art exhibit and festival which runs to the end of October.

Artemisia was a woman, ahead of her time, creating and painting in an era when women did not work or paint for a living. Trained by her artist father, she sets an example for the modern woman and is in a sense one of our collective anscestors!

If you live in the Chicago area, don't miss this beautiful performance. For more information, visit www.lifeforcearts.org.

10/7/09

Spontaneous Art Creation

Special Event!
Spontaneous Art Creation by Eulalio Fabie de Silva for
the Emergence of the Divine Feminine Festival
Thursday, October 8, 2009, 7pm-Free admission; love donations gratefully accepted

See the Divine Feminine in action, flowing through Chicago artist Eulalio Fabie de Silva’s spontaneous creation of art on Thursday, October 8, at 7 p.m. at Life Force Arts Center, 3148 N Lincoln, Chicago. This event is part of the Emergence of the Divine Feminine Festival taking place during the month of October as part of Chicago Artists Month. See a video of the exhibit in previous post.

The art exhibit has already received rave reviews, and the artwork created during this performance art/ritual event will become part of the exhibit that runs through October 31. For more information, contact 773-327-7224 or www.lifeforcearts.org

Eulalio’s “Impromtu/Intuition Painting” will begin with audience participation in a ceremony to the Divine Feminine, which will help to inspire the divine flow. While the painting proceeds, the audience will be invited to join in with chanting, singing, music, dancing, or to sit quietly and observe or meditate.

The theme chosen for this live painting exhibition will be Quan Yin, the Eastern counterpart of the Virgin Mary. She is revered by Taoists and Buddhists in Eastern Asia as a “Bodhisattva” incarnate, the Goddess of Mercy.

“The lusciousness of the paint being dragged onto a white and serene canvas is akin to the birth of one’s life,” says Eulalio, “an intro to the vastness of life to come… The creativity coincides with the Divine Feminine.”

Eulalio’s art is highly colorful and vibrant. It will be a gift to witness and participate in this creation energy of the Divine Feminine as expressed through this talented artist. For more information on de Silva’s work, visit his website.

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9/21/09

Emergence of the Divine Feminine

Join us for the Opening Reception of Emergence of the Divine Feminine Art Exhibit and Festival, Friday October 2, 5pm to 10pm, in Chicago. I was one of the organizers for this beautiful show and will be showing art there. Press Release is below with details!

“Emergence Of The Divine Feminine” Multi-Arts Festival, Oct 1- 31, 2009

Chicago,IL - Showcasing the diverse work of over twenty international artists, Emergence of the Divine Feminine brings together visual artists, musicians, and speakers for a month long multi-arts festival, October 1 - 31 at Life Force Arts Center (3148 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago). A variety of artistic mediums will be represented including drawing, painting, shamanic dance, video, live music, ritual, and a presentation by celebrated spiritual author Andrew Harvey. As part of Chicago Artists Month, Emergence of the Divine Feminine brings compassion and loving kindness to Chicago with this inspirational artwork. The festival's opening reception is on October 2nd at 5pm. For more information, contact 773-327-7224 www.LifeForceArts.org
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The Divine Feminine Cultures have been creating art inspired by the female aspect of God since the earliest times. In the past this idea has manifested itself in various forms such as Goddess, Great Mother, Mother Earth, Mother Nature, and Divine Mother of the Universe. Emergence of the Divine Feminine exhibits art that explores different ways in which this theme wants to be expressed for our modern times: Bold, Beautiful, and Powerful.

In the call for visual art, the organizers posed an open question: What is the Divine Feminine? The artistic response was as interesting as it was diverse. In the process of creating their work, some artists have undergone an intense inner exploration to find their own divine nature. “Some of the work is more energetic than literal,” says festival creator and contributor Laurel Smith. “It has a feeling quality that creates an experience that is far more powerful than just looking at artwork. We are all here to awaken our own divine nature”. Emergence of the Divine Feminine has a powerful energetic component that the audience can absorb; the artwork acts as a transformational conduit.

Artists in the show come from around the country and the globe. Deborah Eidson, a clairvoyant photographer from Texas has several pieces in the show. Her perceptive photography seems to penetrate the veils of the unknown, giving us a glimpse into another realm, rich with the birthing energies that formed our Universe. Victoria Christian, a mystical artist from Oregon, will be showing her video entitled, “Feminine Mysticism in Art: Artists Envisioning the Divine”. This colorful and inspirational slide show of transcendental art synchronized to uplifting music is a stunning collaboration of artworks by over fifty contemporary visionary artists from an assortment of spiritual traditions. Several prominent Chicago artists will be featured in the show, including Pat Otto, Michael Zieve, and Sharka Glet. Sharka will be presenting depictions of four Archangels in feminine form. These vibrant paintings convey a powerful new idea about the identity and essence of traditionally masculine icons. All artwork on display will be available for sale.

With events throughout the month of October, Emergence of the Divine Feminine will have its opening reception on October 2nd at 5pm and will feature an acoustic music performance by Massachusetts' Faebotica. Video presentations will be shown at A La Turka Turkish Kitchen (3134 N Lincoln Ave). The festival will also have a few events before the reception including including a workshop by author Andrew Harvey on September 30 and a performance by Australian singer/songwriter Wendy Rule on October 1st.

Emergence of the Divine Feminine is about people becoming in touch with themselves, with aspects of their personality that they might be unfamiliar with. The show offers the rare chance to be touched by something powerful and beautiful. Emergence of the Divine Feminine is a spiritually uplifting event that is meant to bring inspiration, healing, and transformation to its audience.

Emergence of the Divine Feminine

October 1 - 31

Pre-Festival events September 26 -30

Life Force Arts Center
3148 N Lincoln Ave.
773-327-7224
http://www.lifeforcearts.org

Calendar of Events: http://tiny.cc/DivineFeminine
Includes list of artists.

Opening Reception: October 2nd, 5pm
Gallery Hours: 12 - 6 every day; for additional viewing hours, please contact 773-327-7224
Continued events throughout October.

Location : Life Force Arts Center, 3148 N Lincoln, Chicago 60657
Contact : 773-327-7224 or info@LifeForcearts.org

7/15/09

Call For Artists

Life Force Arts Center Invites Visual Artists for Submit their work for
"Emergence of the Divine Feminine"

A Multi-Arts Festival September 30 to October 30
To Be Held in Conjunction with Chicago Artists Month, October 2009

Life Force Arts Center is Chicago's space for spiritually based visual, literary and performing art. The Center presents dance, theater, music, performance art, authors and visual artists who work in traditions such as shamanic, goddess, earth-centered, visionary, angelic, yogic and other spiritually uplifting paths.

To view the Call for Artists go to:
Emergence of the Divine Feminine.

Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2009
Posted by Moving Light Gallery, www.movinglightgallery.com and www.movinglightgallery.blogspot.com

5/31/09

Spiritual Art and Spiritual Awakening, Healing, Transformation

The discussion continues....

I welcome you, the viewer, to participate in this discussion. You can scroll down and read previous posts about events and thoughts.


Consider these questions:

What is spiritual art?

Is there a difference between spiritual art, visionary art and mystical art?

How can art heal, transform or spiritually awaken the viewer? and how does this happen?

How does art heal, transform or spiritually awaken the creator/artist/performer?

During a performance of music, sound, dance, theater, how can the audience experience healing, transformation, change, shift, awakening, release, catharsis?

How does the spiritual manifest in words, written and spoken?
What is the power of the word?

Does the viewer/audience need to be open to receiving? How open does the viewer/audience need to be?

Thoughts from a previous post...
"As the lines between art, performance and spirituality become blurred we find that art becomes a pathway for spiritual healing, transformation and awakening. Whether visual art, performance or writings read or spoken, the energetic transmissions of light, sound, color, movement become catalysts for internal change as the DNA codes actually wake up in the brain and allow the individual to be more complete, more whole. This can be a conscious or unconscious process for the viewer. Change can be spontaneous. Awareness or awakening can be spontaneous, immediate, sudden. Healing can take place in an instant.

We have a component of the science of energy and quantum physics at play here.
On the spiritual level, we have the opportunity for Grace to flow through."
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5/24/09

Art and Healing

It's not too late to catch the Festival of Spiritual Art.

Tonight at 8:30 pm Spontanea will perform a shamanic dance and sound healing ritual. Using shamanic dance and world music, the performers unite voice and body in communion with Spirit, creating profound shifts of energy healing for the whole audience. Audience members are invited to dance and sing along with the channeling of powerful transformative energy by the performers. Each Spontanea event is unique.

How does the healing and transformation take place during a dance and sound performance?

Come and find out!
More on this later....

To view the continuing schedule of events through Monday May 25, go to www.lifeforcearts.org

The visual art will continue to show in the center until Friday May 29.

Blessings from Laurel
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Opening Night Photos ~ 1st Annual Chicago Festival of Spiritual Art

Louise Cloutier sings the art, while Joan Forest Mage watches.

Louise Cloutier observes the art exhibit.



Opening night at the Chicago Festival of Spiritual Art ~

Incredible art, great music and the magic of Louise Cloutier singing musical portraits for the art. She works spontaneously in the moment with guided sound and song to make the visible audible.

Unusual, unexpected, original....these are words that come to mind when I think of Louise singing. The artists each reacted mixtures of surprise, joy and laughter.









Artist, Cortez Curtis and his wife in front of
Deva ~ Goddess,
art by Laurel Smith








Artist, Michael Zieve and Louise Cloutier in conversation.
Artist, Dina Soker in the foreground.




Artists Michael Zieve, Sharyl Noday and Laurel










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Spiritual Art - the discussion continues...

So what is spiritual art?

As the lines between art, performance and spirituality become blurred we find that art becomes a pathway for spiritual healing, transformation and awakening. Whether visual art, performance or writings read or spoken, the energetic transmissions of light, sound, color, movement become catalysts for internal change as the DNA codes actually wake up in the brain and allow the individual to be more complete, more whole. This can be a conscious or unconscious process for the viewer. Change can be spontaneous. Awareness or awakening can be spontaneous, immediate, sudden. Healing can take place in an instant.

We have a component of the science of energy and quantum physics at play here.
On the spiritual level, we have the opportunity for Grace to flow through.

How open does the viewer need to be in this process?

More later....

5/20/09

What is Spiritual Art?


Cortez Curtis and Michael Zieve
hang art by Dina Soker.






What is spiritual art? This discussion will be on going at the Life Force Arts Center, 3148 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.

Some wonderful artists were at the center today to hang the art that will be showing for the next week and during the 1st Annual Chicago Festival of Spiritual Art May 22-25. In viewing the visual art we see an incredibly broad range of styles, subject, energy and meaning.

Art by Laurel Smith









Throughout the weekend innovative performances and presentations, as well as panel discussions will explore the extremes and depths of spiritual art. Some of these events will be truly cutting edge in the realm of consciousness.

So, what is spiritual art?

Panel Discussion #1 - 3pm to 4pm Saturday, May 23
Words and Spirit
How does Spirit manifest in words? Along with images (I Mages), words are the content of our magic tool box, shaping our reality. we have created a bifurcated language, one side of which is objective, material, scientific, the other spiritual, poetic, metaphoric. Putting them together puts us back together. The art of living is finding what gives us joy; hearing again the Original Magical Language.

Panel Discussion#2 - 6pm to 7 pm, Saturday, May 23
Theater, Magic and the Energy Field
Theater and ritual both work with the human energy field. Join our panelists as they discuss the commonalities of theater and energy work practices.

Panel Discussion #3 - 11am to 12 pm Sunday, May 24
The Art of Being an Audience
When we approach observing art (being the audience) as spiritual practice and spiritual healing, whole new meanings and purposes of art emerge. The interaction of the artist and audience is entirely different when the audience "gets" the art at this level. Vice versa, the audience member can consciously utilize any art as a powerful tool of spiritual connection
and healing. Our panelists discuss personal and professional experiences of the Conscious Audience.

Panel Discussion #4 - 4 pm to 5pm, Sunday, May 25
Story, Energy and Iconography
Different approaches to spiritual art.

The performances, visual art and presentations soften the boundaries between the arts and the spirit and fully integrates them as a whole.

So, what is spiritual art?

Come this weekend and find out.
Come for new experiences, ideas, perceptions, feelings and sensations.
Join us for the discussion.

For full schedule of events go to www.lifeforcearts.org

For those readers who can't be with us in person, I invite you to add your comments on the question: What is Spiritual Art?

By Laurel Smith - www.movinglightgallery.blogspot.com

5/18/09

1st Annual Chicago Festival of Spiritual Art

Come join me for the groundbreaking

1st Annual Chicago Festival of Spiritual Art
Life Force Arts Center
3148 N. Lincoln Ave.
in Chicago




May 22-25, 2009

Art Exhibit, Performances and Workshops ~
Dance, Music, Theater, Performance Art, Storytelling, Poetry, Creative Writing......

The arts creating spiritual healing, transformation
and spiritual awakening!


Opening Reception Friday May 22,
5:30 pm to 10 pm

Come join the Fun, Food, Festivities and Art Exhibit.
Special performance by Louise Cloutier, 8pm. Friday night
Louise will sing musical portraits of each piece of art
in the exhibit!

My art will be showing at the festival.
Look forward to seeing you Friday night!

View the schedule of events at www.lifeforcearts.org or call 773-327-7224

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4/19/09

Art Show in Milwaukee














Come join me at
Samara Studios

5211 W. North Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
414-444-8100

for a fun and wonderful art show:

100 for $100 Show
Friday, April 24 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, April 25, 10am to 5pm

With art for $100 or less!
Paintings, Photography, Sculpture, Collage.

This special show is part of the Artwalk Festival
for the West Side of
Milwaukee and Wauwatosa!

********They will have "refreshments" on Friday night
and these guys really know how to throw a party!


Samara Studios is a charming and magical gallery
for art, antiques and vintage.
They will continue showing the art for a month....so if you can't make it for the Artwalk Festival you can catch it all later (but you'll miss the most fun!)

My art will be hanging for the show and is also other areas of the gallery.

For more information call Samara Studios: 414-444-8100

For more information on the Artwalk Festival go to:
www.vstreet.bus/home.html
www.villageofwauwatosa.com

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3/3/09

Transmissions From The Planet Mercury



Mercury - Images by Laurel Smith

I had a dream that I was on the Planet Mercury and 
when I awoke, felt the energy of Mercury with me and 
speaking to me.  I knew that I needed to express this
energy and feeling through my art and sat down immediately
to create this series.


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