The Creative Soul: Art & the Sentient Being - Life Force Arts Ensemble

Past Exhibit

“Under the Echo of Bumblebee Wings” by Vivian Zapata 

The Creative Soul: Art & the Sentient Being

January 15 - April 26, 2016

Explore art expressing the soul: the energy that makes one animate rather than inanimate, how art helps us become more alive, feeling, and conscious (sentient), and how the senses relate to the arts to improve perception and expression, as Life Force Arts Center presents the art exhibit and multiarts show The Creative Soul: Art & The Sentient Being, running January 15 – April 26, 2016, at Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657. Opening Reception is Friday, January 15, 2016, from 6:30 – 10 PM. Closing Reception is Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 7 – 9 PM. Open Gallery Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 – 6:30 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free to the exhibit and Opening and Closing Receptions. 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, Executive Director, 773-327-7224, joan@LifeForceArts.org.

Life Force Arts Center’s 2016 exhibits, The CreativeSoul series, explores three different meanings of what art is and why it’s important: to awaken sentient experience, to create other worlds through art, play, and ritual, and to communicate with the many levels of self.

The exhibit Art & The Sentient Being explores art expressing the soul: the energy that makes one animate rather than inanimate; how art helps us become more alive, feeling, and conscious (sentient). Experience how the senses relate to the arts to improve perception and expression. Art is aesthetic, increasing one’s sensibility; the opposite of aesthetic is anesthetic.

The artwork in this 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.”

The mission of Life Force Arts Center (LFAC) is to activate the spiritual power of the visual, literary, and performing arts to create transformation and community in artists and audiences. We focus on the arts as a common ground of human expression, where artists of diverse spiritual traditions present artistically excellent exhibits, events, and publications to awaken human potential, create spiritual transformation and connect audiences to the mystical dimension.

Exhibiting Artists for Art & the Sentient Being

Steven Blaine Adams
Sharon Bechtold
Grace Bromley
Marianna Buchwald
Mary Burton
Kurt Fondriest
Dorothy Graden

Amy Hassan
John Henderson
Colleen Koziara
Jessica Kronika
Beatriz Ledesma
Claire Mesesan
Sharyl Noday

Britt Posmer
Diana Rudaitis
Derek Schulze
Alessandra Sequeira
Zachary Spaulding
Vivian Zapata