Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Show at Envision Gallery: Healing from Brokenness

"It's In Between Us", Mixed Media, 18x24
My dining room table, my current spot for creating, is in a state of disarray right now. But I feel a cleansing coming on--an inner cleansing. Do you know what I mean? More and more, I am feeling the freedom that comes through expression. So I don’t mind the mess.

In about four months from today, my artwork and that os artist Sharon Burrink will be shown at Flourish Studios’ Envision Gallery in Chicago. Flourish Studios was founded by Dr. Julia Rahn and the curator is Meredith Siemsen. After meeting them both recently, I was truly inspired to keep creating and, well flourishing.

The show opens October 1st, 2010 with a reception - just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Chicago Artists Month. I will be available for a short gallery talk to discuss my processes and techniques. The gallery is located at 3020 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago.

In addition, the show, “Healing from Brokenness” will be a fundraiser for IMPACT Chicago - a non-profit organization that is committed to ending violence against women.

I have posted my newest piece which has been tentatively named “It's In Between Us.” It is 18x24 and is a Mixed Media piece(pastel, torn paper, rice, photography and finger prints). I will be asking my fans on Facebook for their thoughts on my title.

I so appreciate this opportunity to share some deeper work about an issue that impacts us all. The "controlled chaos" on my table means that art is happening.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Toni,
This is wonderful,and it is absolutely necessary.I look forward to the exhibit.
Barbara Henry

Antonia Lucas-Ruppert said...

Hi Barbara,
I thank you for your comment. I'm so glad to hear of your interest and look forward to seeing you at the show.
Toni

Jean Skipper said...

What a beautiful piece, and what a worthwhile cause.

You continue to amaze me, Toni!

Antonia Lucas-Ruppert said...

Jean, that comment is encouraging. Coming from such a prolific artist like yourself is really cool. Thank You.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

That image is beautiful. Love the colors and the shapes and the emotion.

Antonia Lucas-Ruppert said...

Hi Mary! You really "saw" this painting. I loved using these colors so much -the burnt sienna, orange and red combo have always called to me. Thank you for your comment.

Karlene said...

I'm so glad you are doing this kind of work. The words "Healing From Brokenness" had an additional meaning come to mind...healing from a loss of some kind.