Guest curator Elaine Hawkes LMHC ATR-BC
"Art has the power to heal, inspire, provoke, challenge and offer hope."
- Renee Phillips, Healing Power of Art
Art heals. It can lift our spirits and enrich our everyday lives. For an artist, the creative process itself--including the subject matter chosen--and the feelings expressed in the art--whether it be anger, grief, happiness, sadness or memories--as
Unspeakable trouble defined in color and line, unbearable feelings transposed and transformed - Art is a way to express pain, conflict, break away and see it with new eyes.
Art is a regular practice, retreat and refuge for artists. These pieces embody healthy habits - communing with nature, connecting with others, simple pleasures, daydreaming and the old adage: laughter is the best medicine.
Heaven and Earth, landscapes of the mind, places unknown or unseen - we search for something greater than ourselves. Faith and awe can sustain us when all has collapsed. This art explores and celebrates the wonder of the world from the vastness of the Milky Way to the curl of a flower petal.