Past Exhibit

“Candle Flame Mandala” by Steven Blaine Adams

The Waning Year

August 9, 2019 - January 8, 2020

the second of two multidisciplinary arts shows exploring the transformative power of aligning with nature’s seasons

Opening Reception Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:30 – 10 PM. Exhibit runs August 9, 2019 through January 8, 2020. Free admission to exhibit and Opening Reception.

Explore the transformative power of attuning to nature’s seasons as Life Force Arts Foundation presents the art exhibit and multidisciplinary arts show The Waning Year, running from August 9, 2019 – January 8, 2020 at Life Force Arts Foundation, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657.

Opening Reception is Friday, August 9, 2019 from 7:30 – 10 PM. Gallery Hours are Thursdays 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,

The Waning Year is the second of two exhibits in 2019 at Life Force Arts Foundation that explore the meaning and transformative potential of attuning to nature’s seasons. The exhibits are based in the Life Force Arts Method (LFAM), a powerful spiritual tool for building positive relationships from one’s inner world to the outer world.

The word “waxing” means getting larger; the word “waning” means getting smaller. Each year, the waxing half of the year is from December 21 – June 20, when the days grow longer; and the waning half of the year is from June 20 – December 21, when the days grow shorter. (These dates refer to the Northern Hemisphere).

By attuning ourselves to the changes in nature happening as the year waxes and wanes, we become more in tune with our bodies, minds and emotions, and to our connection with all life. Throughout history and in every culture, artists, teachers, healers and community builders have worked with the seasons to help their communities live in harmony with self, society, nature and the spirit realm.

In The Waning Year exhibit the viewer is surrounded by images of nature from Summer into Fall and Midwinter, covering the Wheel of the Year Festivals Harvest (Lughnassadh), Fall Equinox, Samhain and Midwinter.

The exhibit features a wide variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and installation. Life Force Arts Foundation Artistic Director Joan Forest Mage says, “It’s fascinating to see the interpretations that artists have about the theme. At LFAF, 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 The Waning Years

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

Performances for The Waning Year

The date is the date of the premiere performance.

Rozhanitsa Brings The Sun 12/11/19
Bone Mother 10/30/19
The Goddess Dissents 9/25/19
Fire Rooster 8/31/19