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celia kane: light and darkness in various media


The Art Hall is very pleased to announce our next exhibition: LIGHT AND DARKNESS in Various Media, works by Celia Kane on exhibit from January 15 through February 12, 2014.

Since she was very young Celia has been creating art in a variety of media, including knitting, sewing, embroidery, jewelry, ceramic pottery, drawing, and painting. She attended Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Ghent, New York for seven years as a child, graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a degree in Studio Art and Anthropology, and completed the Rudolf Steiner School teacher training at Taruna College in New Zealand.

In 2001, after teaching at a Waldorf School in Wisconsin, Celia attended a training session for Light, Darkness and Color Therapy, taught by Janny Mager in East Troy and following the indications of Liane Collot d’Herbois. While Celia had already been drawing on her own appreciation of color her art making was revitalized by the new concepts and related revelations coming out of her meditation. The painting exercises create fertile spaces for potential, in which the viewer can either rest or feel moved to take action. A synergistic blend of artistic, spiritual and scientific principles gradually developed, including a greater appreciation for Johann Goethe’s theory that color is born out of light entering into darkness and a greater respect for the laws of physics as seen at sunrise and sunset. (Some call the movement of colors in the sky at sunrise and sunset “the map of the Spirit world.”) The acrylic paintings and pastel drawings on exhibit, drawn from Celia’s last four years of work, are variations of the watercolor veil painting exercises that are typically done over the course of three full days in the formal Therapy training.

Having completed half of these exercises in acrylic Celia now occasionally has time to spend an uninterrupted day or more working on a new veil painting. She also spends much of her time mothering two beautiful boys, supporting her husband in his medical practice, and most recently studying at Western Seminary’s MA in Counseling Program here in Portland. She’s busy!

We hope you can join us for Celia’s opening on January 15, 2015, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., with an artist presentation at 6:00 titled the necessity of doing art: light into darkness.