Past Exhibit

“A Cappella” by Auriel Rene 

3rd Annual Chicago Festival of Spiritual Art: Prayer

June 10 - September 2, 2011

The 3rd Annual Chicago Festival of Spiritual Art is sponsored by Life Force Arts Center, 3148 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, from June 10 – September 2, 2011. This year’s festival is a summer-long exploration of the many meanings of prayer as expressed in the visual, literary, and performing arts. The festival includes an art exhibit, performances, workshops, panel discussions, and other events.

Admission to the exhibit and Opening and Closing Receptions is free. Gallery hours are by appointment. For more information, contact 773-327-7224 or

Prayer may be defined as an act of communication by humans with the sacred. It is often addressed to God, gods, or the divine, but can also be a generalized request to the environment or the inner self. It may involve an earnest wish or petition, thanks, praise, offerings, or confession It may be expressed through body postures, words, music, or visual art. Prayer may be individual, spontaneous and private, and also includes fixed formulas recited in group worship.

We are seeking artwork that shows the many meanings of prayer, to expand the awareness of this universal activity that’s at the heart of what it means to be human.
The Chicago Festival of Spiritual Art was founded by Joan Forest Mage, Executive Director of Life Force Arts Center, to carry out the Center’s mission of creating spiritual awakening and transformation through the visual, literary, and performing arts.

Life Force Arts Center (LFAC) is Chicago’s spiritual art gallery and performance space. The Center presents spiritually based dance, theater, music, performance art, authors, and visual artists of all spiritual traditions. LFAC defines spiritual art as art that flows from spiritual practice, art that strives to connect the audience with Spirit, and art that creates spiritual healing, transformation, or awakening.

Exhibiting Artists for Prayer

Steven Blaine Adams
Tim Arroyo
Sharon Bechtold
Barb Duro

Sharka Glet
Vivian Gutierrez
Kat Kidwell
Teresa Park

Britt Suzanne Posmer
Auriel Rene
Vivian Sakellariou
Matthew Shelton