Love in Action, paintings by Patricia Kaler in the Wellness Arts Gallery, opening reception June 6th, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 PM; the exhibit runs through July 25th, 2014.
Patricia Kaler Statement
Painting is, for me, an expression of prayer. Typically, I hold a theme, a person, place or a season quietly in mind and heart. Most all of my work embodies using chakra colors... red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white… along with turquoise for high heart, pink for love and gold for alchemy. My painting evolves through feelings, and colors associated with my thoughts during the process of paint to canvas. When the painting is complete I then evaluate and the story unfolds. The story is told not in words but in color and form; connecting me with the creative spirit and the feelings of the intended theme. I received a BFA in Fine Art and during class time usually felt frustrated because I could absolutely not paint 'realistically' as I noticed in other students. I felt my work to be childish. It was suggested to me that if putting this aspect into the work was spontaneous and not deliberated, then it held authentic qualities. Over time I've become used to this idea well enough to feel freer in composition.
Love in Action is the last exhibit for the Wellness Arts Cafe in the 725 West Kirkwood Avenue St. Address. We hope you will join us. Most Quilter's Comfort items will be available through the website, my arts, through HART Rock. Ichiyo Dharma Meditation cushions an supplies , if not, and interested, look for media announcements to see what is steeping with Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe. Interested in HART Rock's Arts In the Pub, email me.
Blessings in all,
Patricia, Yuko ,B.J.