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

Visit my gallery at www.movinglightgallery.com


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