Art Reflection

During Art Reflections we share how to look at and talk about art. We like to discuss old and new paintings by familiar artists as well as exploring the art of newcomers. Join us to chat about art or to just observe and listen to the discussion. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 in the lounge. No need to be an artist to attend. All are welcome.

The imagination works through suggestion, not description. Description is always direct and frequently closes off what it names. Suggestion respects the mystery and richness of a thing. All it offers are clues to its nature. Suggestion keeps the mystery open and extends us the courtesy of inviting us to see the thing for ourselves. It offers us the hospitality and freedom to trust the integrity of our own encounter with a thing. This is how a work of art can allow itself to be seen in so many different and often conflicting ways. It does not foreclose on the adventure of revelation. —John O’Donohue

Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler offers a wonderful invitation into visio divina (or sacred seeing). I invite you to try this image for a meditation experience, as a window into your own soul and the Divine.

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