“photo” by L. Sue Baugh
Ancient Voices of Stone
January 20 - March 16, 2012
This art exhibit will be held January 20 – March 16, 2012, at Life Force Arts Center gallery, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Friday, January 20, 2012, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Closing Reception is Friday, March 16, 2012, from 6 – 10 PM. Gallery hours are 1 – 6:30 PM Thursdays, and by appointment. Admission to exhibit and Opening and Closing receptions is free. The Earth formed from stone more than 4 billion years ago, and stone still speaks to us through the ancient minerals contained in every bone and cell in our bodies. We are all echoes of Earth herself.
Ancient Voices of Stone features visually stunning, deeply moving photographs, paintings, and installations of stone that may change the way you see the world and your place in it. Spectacular images of some of the oldest rock and mineral formations in the world are on display, taken by L. Sue Baugh, who traveled to remote regions in Greenland, Australia, Canada, and the United States to commune with stones that are up to 4 billion years old. These stones from Earth’s Deep Time speak with a wisdom far surpassing human knowledge. Ms. Baugh’s book with the photographs of her journey, Echoes of Earth: Finding ourselves in the origins of the planet, represents a true labor of love.
The mission of Life Force Arts Foundation (LFA) is to advance the field of spiritual art through artistically excellent exhibits, events, and publications that explore the connection of art and spirituality. We define spiritual art as visual, literary, or performing art that flows from spiritual practice, strives to connect the audience with Spirit, and creates spiritual awakening, healing, or evolution. 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.
Exhibiting Artists for Ancient Voices of Stone
Steven Blaine Adams
L. Sue Baugh