I associate the crow with all things mystical and magical, but not necessarily dark. I feel drawn to the unknown, I want to listen for the hidden message. Artist Loretta Kane
A CELEBRATION OF CROWS March 2020
ART SHOW featuring the works of Northampton artist Loretta Kane...reception on Friday, March 13
WORKSHOP Saturday, March 21, 10:00am-1:00pm Spirit of Crow crow stories from the Nipmuck tradition lore, legends and poetry try your hand at creating your own pen and ink crow writing and art making inspired by Crow ____________________________
Both events take place at The Nest Space for Art + Spirit 11 Center Street, Northampton, MA (inside First Churches)
Meet Artist Loretta Kane
I’m a self taught, intuitive artist. I began my journey with drawing in 2005 by drawing mandalas. The mandala was a wonderful vehicle for meditation, self reflection and spirituality for me. By 2018 I was in the process of creating an oracle deck and wanted to feature a crow as the “ Messenger" so I began drawing them. Crows have fascinated me ever since I was a child and they would come as a murder and cover the swingset in our backyard. I would sit and watch them with a sense of awe. I still have that feeling today. Crows are unusually intelligent and are both feared and revered in many cultures. Crows are often depicted as a messenger, many times that message is of death. My sense of this is that people are simply afraid of the dark, the unknown, what cannot be fully seen or understood, they equate that with the crow. I associate the crow with all things mystical and magical, but not necessarily dark. I feel drawn to the unknown, I want to listen for the hidden message. I respect wild things and feel they have a connection to the divine as we all do. I have no fear of crows, only reverence. My attempt to capture the magical qualities of the crow is what keeps me drawing and painting them again and again.
Materials: Pencil, charcoal, watercolor, gouache on paper.