This workshop has been postponed until Sunday, May 17, 12:30-2:30
Spirit of the Crow Workshop Saturday, March 21, 10:00am-1:00pm Loretta Kane will bring out her own Crow oracle deck she created and will lead us in a meditative, user-friendly, multi-medium creative exploration of Crow as Wise Inner Guide. No need to be artsy in any way. Suitable for those 14+; no young children, please.
ART SHOW featuring the work of Northampton artist Loretta Kane March 13 - 22 The Nest Space for Art + Spirit 11 Center Street, Northampton, MA*
OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, March 13, 5:00 - 8:00pm, downstairs in the Parlor with crow storytelling, lore and poetry
Gallery Hours: Friday, March 13, 5:00-8:00pm Saturday, March 14, 10am-1pm Sunday, March 15, 3:00-5:00pm Thursday, March 19, 5:00-7:00pm Friday, March 20, 1:00-6:00pm Saturday, March 21, 1:00-5:00pm Other showing times can be arranged: call 413-348-2385
Both events take place at The Nest Space for Art + Spirit 11 Center Street, Northampton, MA (second floor, inside First Churches) *Please note: The Nest is located on the second floor of First Churches, up 20 stairs with a railing. Regretfully, it is not accessible for those with mobility issues.
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 on paper