We are so honored to welcome artist Jill Eggers work on the walls of our Wellness Collective Studio.
Personnaly, I cannot image a better invitation to relax, take a step back and meditate as when I am sitting in front of one of Jill's forest paintings. They are so beautiful, mystical, full of vibrant light ... You got it, I fell in love and really want to share this gift of art with as many as possible.
Come solo or with your friends, kids, family to admire Jill's paintings and meet her January 12 at 7PM. At this festive opening, we will serve yummy snacks and drinks and this is always a wonderful time to make new friends as well and ... did I mention our live music ? Mark your calendars today !!!
If you miss this show, please know that you are welcome to come by any other time when there is no event or class in the studio. The art is already up !
Artist Statement :
Out among the trees exists a language without words where, when the mind is quiet, one observes the fullness of being, the fullness of the manifest world. This simple state has its ecstatic qualities. I am interested in this state—in the nature of consciousness, and relations between the physical and the metaphysical-- and in exploring this nexus in painting.
These paintings are generated by an intimate and perhaps obsessive relationship to the forest, to the tangled masses of vines, leaves, branches, light and shadows-- the mysterious, forbidding, enticing drama of the places that leap into ecstatic pattern, rhythm, movement of light and color. They grow out of imagery from the dense, lyrical forests of northern Michigan.
Artist Bio :
Jill Eggers is Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University, where she teaches painting and heads the painting program. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. She also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is exhibited nationally and is held in private and public collections. More work can be seen at her website, jilleggers.com.
Jill is also a lifelong meditator, whose recent teaching projects focus on exploring relations between awareness and creativity. In addition to teaching at GVSU, she is in dharma teacher training at the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple, where she leads meditations on body awareness, and art practice workshops and retreats. In March 2017, she will be leading a three day art practice Buddhist retreat at Oxbow Artist Residency in Saugatuck, MI. Please contact her with
any questions or interest, at jilleggers9 | gmail ! com
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