“Sadako’s Dream” by Judy Demchuk
The Spiritual Power of Art: The Human Spirit
January 24 — May 12, 2015
Explore art that encourages, guides, and uplifts the human spirit as Life Force Arts Foundation presents the art exhibit and multiarts show The Spiritual Power Of Art: The Human Spirit, running January 24 – May 12, 2015, at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 6 – 10 PM. Closing Receptionist Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 7 – 9 PM. Open Gallery Hours are Mondays and Thursdays 1:30 – 6:30 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free to the exhibit and Opening and Closing Receptions.
The Spiritual Power of Art exhibit series explores three different meanings of “spirit”: Human Spirit, Universal Energy, and Mystical & Religious Experience. The Human Spirit exhibit focuses on spirit as the greatness of human character: people who triumph over adversity, encourage others, are gracious and welcoming, stand up for justice, show kindness and compassion, and give wise counsel.
The artwork in this exhibit features a wide variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and installation. It’s fascinating to see the interpretations artists have about the theme. From Portraits of people who exemplify human virtues such as compassion, courage, wisdom, and creativity, explorations of joyous and peaceful human community; from depictions of the hero’s journey to the gamut of human emotions, this show mirrors back to us the energy of the human experience. At LFA, 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.
The Spiritual Power of Art: The Human Spirit is the first exhibit in the four year Life Force Arts Manifesto Series being produced by Life Force Arts Foundation(LFA). Each year (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) focuses the theme for its shows on one section of LFA’s core statement, the Life Force Arts Manifesto. At Life Force Arts Center, the art exhibits create the sacred space to hold performances, concerts, poetry readings, workshops, lectures, and other events as healing rituals based on each show’s theme.
Exhibiting Artists for Human Spirit
Steven Blaine Adams
Shauna Aura Knight
Kao Ra Zen
Mark Van Dyk