Past Exhibit

“Through the Hourglass of Creation” by Kurt Fondriest

Love & Wisdom: The Skills of Maturity

July 20, 2018 - January 9, 2019

The second of two multiarts shows exploring universal wisdom teachings about Youth and Maturity

Opening Reception Friday, July 20, 2018 7 – 10 PM. Exhibit runs July 20, 2018 – January 9, 2019. Free admission to exhibit and Opening Reception.

Explore the Skills of Maturity – the skills of creating healing and community – as Life Force Arts presents the art exhibit and multidisciplinary arts show Love & Wisdom: The Skills of Maturity, running July 20, 2018 – January 9, 2019 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Friday, July 20, 2018 from 7 – 10 PM. Gallery Hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 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,

Universal wisdom teachings speak of the Skills of Youth and Maturity. These are not based in chronological age, but rather the inner  awareness, the Skill, with which a person approaches life. The two Skills of Maturity are having Love and Wisdom to create healing and community. The Healer has the Love to guide transformational process to restore wholeness; the Sovereign and Teacher have the Wisdom to create peace and prosperity within the human community, with nature and the spirit realm. In this show, participating artists  have expressed their experiences with love, wisdom, healing and community-building through their artwork.

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 that artists have about the theme. At LFAC, our art exhibits create sacred space in which performances, concerts, poetry readings, workshops, lectures become healing rituals, infused with transformative power to heal and enlighten.”

Exhibiting Artists for Love & Wisdom

Steven Blaine Adams
Sharon Bechtold
Christopher Bednash
Mary Burton
Kathryn Collins
Sally Cooper
Judy Demchuk
Kurt Fondriest
Sofia Girlando

Dorothy Graden
John Henderson
Byron Karzas
Colleen Koziara
Jessica Kronika
Thom Lausch
Tanzen Lilly
Lorraine Moretti
Sheryl Noday

Lisa Nomikos
Robert Pogatetz
Diana Rudaitis
LaFray Seel
Lorraine Sherman
Gordy Stevic
Jessica Thompson
Sujata Tibrewala
Aileen Tyson


Performances for Love & Wisdom

The date is the date of the premiere performance.

The Gifts of Saturn 1/5/19
Lady of the Oceans 11/7/18
Rainbow Messengers 10/13/18
Desert Medicine 8/31/18