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 13 - 22, 2020 featuring the works of Northampton artist Loretta Kane
ART SHOW March 13 - 22
OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, March 13, 5:00 - 8:00pm with crow storytelling, lore and poetry
WORKSHOP Spirit of the Crow Saturday, March 21, 10:00am-1:00pm Loretta Kane will lead us in a quiet, contemplative creative exploration of Crow as Wise Inner Guide. No need to be artsy in any way. Suitable for those 14+; no young children, please.
Both events take place at The Nest Space for Art + Spirit 11 Center Street, Northampton, MA (second floor, 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.