Monday, February 11, 2013

Soul Retrieval exhibition: Art of Transformation & Healing

An exhibition of art-poetry-dance
  paintings by Ashley Dull and Julian Coffman,
  poetry scrolls by Wendy Brown-Báez and Athena Kildegaard,
and Sacred Dance by Amy Sabrina
March 9 – April 6
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 E River Road, Fridley 55432
(763) 574-1850/
Opening night Saturday March 9
Artist reception 6—8 with dance performances by Amy Sabrina

Sunday March 10
Moving into Wholeness workshop with Amy Sabrina 1-3 pm
Panel: Art That Heals 3:30 -5 pm with Amy Sabrina,
Julian Coffman, Michael Kiesow Moore, Wendy Brown-Báez

Saturday March 16
Natural Art: Drawing from Intuition with Julian Coffman1-3 pm
Writing for Healing*** with Wendy Brown-Baez 3-5 pm
Workshops: $7 each or all three for $15
**This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s art and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the  people of Minnesota on Nov, 4, 2008

Friday March 15 @ 7:30 pm

                                        Poetry reading
with Athena Kildegaard and Wendy Brown-Báez
Books available for purchase
Group Artistic Statement: Art is part of our personal journeys to find healing and wholeness. We have discovered that art transforms us as it transforms our experiences with creative insight. As a group, our purpose is to share that journey through diverse techniques so that the audience may find resonance and insight, inspiration and harmony.
 The Artists:
Ashley Dull
Growing up on a small farm in picturesque Northeast Iowa, Ashley has had a desire to create since she can remember. Ashley earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Luther College in Decorah, IA. Working today as a young and emerging artist, Ashley is located in the Twin Cities area. She is currently showing her art at local and out of state galleries, Kelley Galleries, Hudson, WI and Woodbury, MN; Wilcock Gallery, Excelsior, MN; Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen, MN; Tamarack Gallery, Stillwater, MN; and gave her first solo art show Fall 2007.
Julius Coffman is a self-taught freelance artist who has been creating professional illustrations for over 20 years. Julius is the author and illustrator of the book When a Grizzly Bear Comes to Babysit and collaborated on the poem for the Red Bird Broadside series “Sunday Afternoon.”  A student of Normandale College where he studies theology and psychology, he lives in Minnesota with his wife Heidi, two dogs and a wallaby named Roo.
The Poets:
Athena Kildegaard grew up in the Minnesota River valley. She has since lived in Sydney Australia, Chicago, Austin, Texas, Oxford Mississippi, New Orleans, Guanajuato Mexico, Roskilde Denmark, and now she lives in Morris, Minnesota. Athena is a part-time lecturer at the UMN, Morris, teaching college writing and creative writing, and team-teaching environmental ethics. She also free lances as a script writer for Pioneer Public Television. Athena has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Lake Region Arts Council. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies and one high school text book.Her poetry collections are Rare Momentum and Bodies of Light (Red Dragonfly Press), winner of the Minnesota Book Award, and new release Cloves and Honey (Nodin Press).
Wendy Brown-Báez is a writer, teacher, performance poet and installation artist.  A transplant to the Twin Cities from Santa Fe, NM, she has lived in Mexico, Spain and Israel. She has published poetry and prose in numerous literary journals and she is the author of the full length poetry collection Ceremonies of the Spirit (Plain View Press) and chapbook transparencies of light (Finishing Line Press). Wendy is the creator of Writing Circles for Healing and received 2008 and 2009 McKnight grants to teach writing workshops for at risk youth which developed into an art installation called In the Shelter of Words. Her 2012 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant enabled her to bring writing workshops into a series of non-profits. She is the after school writing instructor at Face to Face Academy and is a member of the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Wendy has performed from Minneapolis to Mexico, in bars, cabarets, cafés, galleries, bookstores and cultural centers.
Amy Sabrina has delighted in creative expression her whole life. She attended Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. Amy has received Minnesota State Arts Board grants, A McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship, and an East Central Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. Her painted pottery can be found in museum and private collections throughout the world. A teacher, dancer, and healer, Amy lives at Sweetgrass Farm in Dalbo, Minnesota. Since 1995, Amy has been involved in dance as an instructor, producer, and performer. Dance performances in Minnesota include Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library, Unity Christ Church (Golden Valley), and the St. Paul Public Library.  For Amy, dance has been a primary doorway to healing, transformation, and ecstasy.

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