Art: The Language of Healing - Life Force Arts Ensemble

Past Exhibit

“The Rod of Asclepius” by Allegra Larson

Art: The Language of Healing

May 13 - August 22, 2017

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

Opening Reception is Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 7 – 10 PM. Exhibit runs May 13 – August 22, 2017. Free admission to exhibit and Opening Reception.

Explore the incredible healing power of the arts as Life Force Arts Center presents the art exhibit and multiarts show Art: The Language of Healing, running May 13 – August 22, 2017 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 7 – 10 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, joan@LifeForceArts.org.

Art: The Language of Healing is the second 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 Healing explores the incredible healing power of the arts. Visual, literary and performing arts help us perceive thoughts, feelings and energies below the surface of our conscious mind. The arts are an ancient and effective form of shifting energy and increasing physical, emotional, spiritual and social well being. If your spirit has been encouraged by a rousing song, if your body has felt energized by lively dancing, if you have released emotion by laughing or crying during a movie, been soothed by harmonious colors in artwork or gained insight about your own life through the story of characters in a novel, you know in your bones that art is the language of healing.

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 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.”

Art: The Language of Healing is the eighth exhibit in the four year Life Force Arts Manifesto series. Each year (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) Life Force Arts Center will focus on one section of its core statement, the Life Force Arts Manifesto.

Exhibiting Artists for Art: The Language of Healing

Steven Blaine Adams
Anna Applegate
Sharon Bechtold
Mary Burton
Milagro Quiroa Fernandez
Ladan Ghajar
Dorothy Graden

John Henderson
Kat Kidwell
Colleen Koziara
Jessica Kronika
Allegra Larson
Thom Lausch
Lorraine Moretti

Lisa Nomikos
Diana Rudaitis
Richard Selby
Szmeralda Shanel
Jessica Thompson
Sujata Tibrewala