The Art Hall at Cedarwood Waldorf School is pleased to invite you to an opening reception for a new exhibition, Works on Paper, by Eugene artist, teacher and mother, Carolina Allen, on Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., with an artist talk at 6:00 p.m.
A child her wayward pencil drew On margins of her book; Garlands of flower, Dancing elves, Bud, butterfly, and Brook, Lessons undone, and Plum forgot, Seeking with hand And heart The teacher whom She learned to love Before she knew T’was Art.
Louisa May Alcott
For Carolina art is the golden, shining thread of life which magically weaves together the things that matter most. Sixteen years ago she found Waldorf education, eventually became a Waldorf teacher, and through doing so discovered that we are all artists…including herself. Before that she had no idea that spreading colors about on paper could tap into such a deep wellspring of joy, as immense and multilayered as the starry and sacred skies.
Carolina is a single mother of two beautiful girls and an adopted son, a Waldorf teacher who runs The Mother Tree kindergarten and preschool out of her home, and in so many ways a community builder who strives to weave these myriad elements of her life into an expression of beauty as an artist, finding balance along the way. Each role brings different hues to her palette: seeking mentors for her children (and being worthy of imitation herself), ushering forth the other young souls in her care, and sharing her home with those in need all create an opportunity to inspire within a warm and inviting space—messy though it sometimes is!
Carolina also serves on the Board of Circle of Children, which seeks to provide an enriching environment for children and adults to explore and discover their inherent gifts through hands-on and service-based learning. Circle of Children offers all of its services as a free resource through a gift-based economy and thereby strives to bring forth a new level of consciousness regarding money. The organization works with schools, such as the School of Arts and Academics where Carolina’s eldest daughter attends, small business programs, and corporations hosting conferences at its Triangle Lake Conference Center in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range.
She hopes her paintings reflect her joy of living and in some way help each of us get more in touch with our own creativity, that which is our birthright. Following the opening showings will be available to the public by appointment through Friday, December 04, 2015. If you cannot join us at the opening please contact Robin Lieberman at (503) 222-1192 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit.