Dear One -
I gave birth on Friday. Anyway, that's how I felt. After a labor of LOVE, in co-operation with my friend, mixed media artist Michalene Groshek (Molly), a new exhibit came to life at the Waukesha Civic Theatre. I am in AWE! This exhibit is powerful with emotion. The gallery space is full of Love's energy.
I found myself not wanting to walk away from it after our four hour installation process. The thought, 'Colorful Art Lifts the Spirit' (which has been my mantra for years) really came alive to me there and then. My spirit was dancing inside my chest! In my humble opinion, this exhibit will take your breath away.
The idea for this exhibit was conceived while I was in Florida in January. Molly called with the sad news that her mother had died and asked if I could help her out by taking over the exhibit dates that had become a heavy commitment now during her grief. I agreed to do whatever I could to relieve her pain and to discuss the matter further when I returned home.
At our first meeting we agreed to co-exhibit which relieved Molly's pressure to produce a body of new works to fill the space. We physically viewed the gallery space, edited my available LoveLights©, and came up with the theme 'Inspired Hearts / Uplifted Hands'.
At our next meeting we decided on our joint artist statement:
This mixed media collection by Michalene (Molly) Groshek, Town of Merton and Kasia of Delafield, celebrates the spiritual essence we share in our humanity with all creation.
These fiber based works bring to awareness the sacredness of life’s struggles and joys.
Some of the concepts we uplift in this exhibition include: the uniqueness of a name or spoken word, the nature of sleep patterns and the elevated state of being after the death of a parent.
We passionately believe in the healing power of art and art-making to bring balance to the challenges of daily life and to nurture the internal spirit in all us.
Then it became my duty to write the press release, title tags, and post card. I surprised myself at all that I have learned on my PC to be able to create these materials. The baby steps are beginning to pay off in greater understanding and ability.
The blessing in helping my friend, is the ability to share my LoveLights© with the public. This exhibit will hang until April 10th. If you are able to get to downtown Waukesha before then, I think that you will be pleasantly surprised at the way this all came together. I know that it was another 'Godwink' to me.
The gallery is located inside the Waukesha Civic Theatre at 264 W. Main Street and is open from noon to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday and two hours prior to curtain through intermission on show days. For more information visit their home page.
Thanks for sharing in my journey with your time and comments.
Until next time - Live Your Dream
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