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I’m so excited to be Artist in Residence at Artists’ Mediums. In a world that gets busier and busier, and yet more isolating for people, this opportunity feels like a great gift that can connect and refresh those of us who are nourished by art.

The Brothers Peacock.  One of these reminds me of George Clooney. Private collection.

The Brothers Peacock. One of these reminds me of George Clooney.
Private collection.

I value supporting our local community in whatever ways I can. As an artist I’m deeply appreciative of the support and feedback I get from other artists, arts admirers and from customers. I feel the same when I buy from a local artist, even if it’s just a small thing, a greeting card print of their work, or small painting that fits my budget but carries so much more value in its meaning and connections. I’ve been able to do that through connections with Artists’ Mediums, and receive incredible support, education, feedback and supplies from this great store.

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Making time for creativity is therapy to me. If I can’t make time for it, I get a little depressed, a little anxious and sometimes cranky. Equally important to this process is my need to share my artwork. If I only sat in my house, working in my little studio corner and created, that experience would become very empty for me. This is intrinsically connected to my needs for beauty in the world and to share myself with others. I get to connect in a lovely way with this residency. I can’t imagine a better way to connect and a better crew of people to connect with.

I’ve been supporting Artists’ Mediums with my business for years. Theirs is one of the few retail places I feel totally comfortable in going to by myself, and be myself. I can go there without needing to find a sighted friend and find excellent customer service to help me navigate and help me find what I need in the store. I’ve found over the years and in various places that store personnel and customers sometimes can be put off when a blind person enters a store, because of fears about not knowing what to do, or what is expected. It’s a great thing to be able to connect with people and allow them to “see” me and share what I might be needing and offering. In my experience this can only happen in real relationship, over time and experience with real conversation.

 

That’s what I have at Artists’ Mediums. They are like that old TV show “Cheers” for me. “Sometimes you just got to go where everyone knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” That’s what real community and relationship is.

Biter.  Sometimes you just have days like this.  Making art makes it better.  Private collection.

Biter. Sometimes you just have days like this. Making art makes it better. Private collection.

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Gwendolyn Evans, Healer, Artist & Muse

Gwendolyn Evans, Healer, Artist & Muse

Gwendolyn’s Events,

Classes & Art Shows

April/May 2014

Bee at Rest


Bee at Rest 2.5″ tall, polymer clay & “glitz”

 

Gwendolyn: Artist in Residence

Visit Gwendolyn from 1-5 p.m. on the following dates:  April 16, 18, and 19, May 16, 19 & 20

Gwendolyn will be at Artists’ Mediums, 300 Cornerstone Drive in Williston Vt.

As an artist in residence, Gwendolyn will be creating new work and conversing about her work with the public. She works with many themes, and in a wide variety of mediums. Her artwork is inspired by nature and spirit. Mixed media work in clay, paper, and acrylics featuring brilliant color and textures. Gwendolyn’s work is whimsical and impressionistic. She enjoys sharing her art, insights into the creative process and engaging in conversation about how she creates art without having sight. Stop by for a visit, catch some inspiration, and allow the Muse of curiosity to guide you to us…

Tea Monster 3" polymer clay

Tea Monster 3″ polymer clay

Power Rising, mixed media 22"x32"

Power Rising, mixed media 22″x32″

April 17, 7 Pm Gwendolyn Evans presents

Channeling with Mother Earth

Join us at this open group channeling session, hosted by Chris Curtis at 152 Lyman Avenue in Burlington VT. Gwendolyn channels her spirit guide, Mother Earth and looks forward to bringing these words to both new and old faces. All are welcome. Bring your questions, open minds and friends. Donations requested instead of a set fee. For directions or more information, contact Gwendolyn (see bottom of post.)

 

A powerful grid of stones from Level 1 Class

A powerful grid of stones from Level 1 Class

Saturday, May 3, Moonlight Body Mind Spirit Expo

10 to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 60 Battery Street in Burlington VT.

Gwendolyn will offer mini readings, her gemstone essences, and information about her work and classes.

May 24 & 25 Vermont Open Studio Weekend

Gwendolyn will be showcasing her work, along with other artists at Sweet Enemy Art 52 Maple Ridge Road, in Underhill VT. Whimsical sculptures, affordable small works and jewelry.  Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.  Light refreshments and lots of great art to see.  Bring your friends, this art tour is a great weekend activity!

CLASSES

The Energetics of Self Care

School of Earth Centered Healing Level 1,

April 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, April 30 6:30 to 9:30 PM, May 4 from 1 to 5 PM, May 7 & 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM

Throughout our life journey we tend and care for our bodies, and strive for clarity and balance with our mind and emotions. So too do we need to become aware and take care of our personal energy. Our energy system is the purest essence of who we are, an energy that can be expanded beyond the physical body and is connected to and interactive with the energy bodies of all other beings. How do we navigate through the current extreme energetic fluctuations of our world? How can we become more tuned in and sensitive to our energy body, and learn to keep balance and health flowing on all levels of our lives?

This first level course will guide students in the process of cultivating conscious awareness of their own energy body and developing a practice of deep grounding with the Earth. Students will learn to expand their intuition and do hands on energy healing for self-care to attune and balance their personal energy field. Knowing your own energy body, as you know your physical body is increasingly important as more and more people become impacted by changes on the planet. Cultivating deep awareness of the energy systems, practicing deep grounding into the Earth’s nourishing energy, learning your own energetic patterns of strengths and weaknesses, and developing the use of tools and techniques to strengthen your own energy system is critical for healers, sensitivities, and everyone on this planet. This first level class is the foundational support for furthering any healing path.

Contact Gwendolyn for more information and to register.

(802) 879-2706

or

Gwendolyn@lovingself.net

Gwendolyn is a spiritual teacher, healer, and artist, and is available for private appointments and for phone sessions, group channeling sessions, workshops an classes. Energy & gemstone healing, readings & channeling. Contact Gwendolyn for more information. 802-879-2706 or gwendolyn@lovingself.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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