Past Exhibit

“Transforming the Night” by Lisa Nomikos

Passion & Vision: The Skills of Youth

February 3 - June 27, 2018

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

Opening Reception Saturday, February 3, 2018 7 – 10 PM. Exhibit runs February 3 – June 27, 2018. Free admission to exhibit and Opening Reception.

Explore the youthful skills of having a vision and the passion to manifest it as Life Force Arts presents the art exhibit and multiarts show Passion & Vision: The Skills of Youth, running February 3 – June 27, 2018 at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Saturday, February 3, 2018 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,

Passion & Vision: The Skills of Youth is the first of two exhibits at Life Force Arts Center in 2018 that explore universal wisdom teachings about Youth and Maturity. They are based in the Life Force Arts Method (LFAM), a powerful psychological and spiritual tool for building positive relationships from one’s inner world to the outer world.

Passion & Vision: The Skills of Youth explores universal wisdom teachings that speak of the two Skills of Youth: having a vision for one’s life, and having the passion to carry it out. The Skills of Youth are knowing what you think and feel (the Artist) and standing up for what you think and feel (the Warrior). The Artist receives and expresses a vision about life; the Warrior stands up with passion to manifest their vision. In this exhibit, participating artists have the opportunity to express their personal passion and vision, to express their deepest self as a creator. What is your passion in life? What drives you, what inspires you? What causes do you fight for through your art? What do you want to say to the world? What vision do you want to manifest?

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 events become healing rituals: performances, concerts, poetry readings, workshops, lectures are all infused with transformative power to heal and enlighten those present.”

Exhibiting Artists for Passion & Vision

Steven Blaine Adams
Anna Applegate
Sharon Bechtold
Christopher Bednash
Mary Burton
Sally Cooper
Judy Demchuk
Kurt Fondriest

Dorothy Graden
John Henderson
Pat Heydlauff
Colleen Koziara
Jessica Kronika
Thom Lausch

Janine Peltier Macris
Lisa Nomikos
Robert Pogatetz
Diana Rudaitis
Szmeralda Shanel
Jessica Thompson
Sujata Tibrewala

Performances for Passion & Vision

The date is the date of the premiere performance. 

Psyche & Eros: The Wedding 6/8/18
Psyche’s Companions 5/12/18
Psyche Returns 3/23/18
Psyche & Eros Revealed 2/21/18