Saturday, January 15
1 – 3 PM
Artist Marilyn Hrymak gives a presentation on ancient Goddess civilizations that inspired her artwork Goddess Language, currently on display at LFAE’s exhibit The Soul’s Home. This workshop and slideshow focuses on how Archeomythologist Marija Gimbutas interpreted the culture of the Old European societies through her research, courage and hard work. The societies existed from 5,000 to 3,500 BC. Shown are fabric representations of artifacts created by these peaceful, artistic and earth loving societies. The artifacts communicate with a symbolic language that Gimbutas unearthed, documented and shared.
The presentation will describe each of the civilizations with artifacts shown in Hrymak’s art quilt, explaining the life of these peaceful egalitarian people and why they suddenly vanished. If you are of European descent these are your indigenous ancestors.
Of her artwork Goddess Language (shown above) Marilyn Hrymak says, “This wall hanging was made by arranging reclaimed hand dyed fabric on a batting base. Layers of tulle were added over the fabric arrangement. Free motion machine stitching secured the layers and added emphasis and texture. The two charms sewn on this creation are symbols of these Paleolithic and Neolithic cultures. The Hamsa Hand of Miriam, symbol of protection, healing, and blessings, represents the gifts given from the Goddess. Many hand motifs and wall prints have been found in these Old European cultures. The peace symbol in the upper left reminds us of their peace loving nature.”
Marilyn Hrymak makes up-cycled creations by transforming mundane items such as pre-owned clothing into meaningful art and accessories. Themes express social justice, Goddess, and emotional growth. She is a retired FACS teacher, grandmother and political activist with an MA in Family Relations. Exploring the world in search of Goddess is one of her favorite hobbies. Memberships include Association for the Study of Women and Mythology, Woman Made Gallery and Kishwaukee Valley Art League.
Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago, has FREE PARKING in Central Savings parking lot. Click here for directions.
January 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
After you have registered for the class you will be contacted with the Zoom link for the class.