Christi Clemons Hoffman
Spirituality is the theme of The Great Gossamer Exhibition of 2022. Paintings, sculptures, and prints of every description appear in this very special exhibition. Each artist’s sense of the spiritual, provides the excitement that comes through diversity, while at the same time peaceful interpretations bring peace, contentment and, perhaps, spiritual understanding.
The twice delayed exhibition has finally arrived! The event will take place in the Art Center Gallery on the campus of the University of Central Missouri with a 3-day opening running from June first through the third. The theme of the show is Spirituality in its many forms and it will feature works of visual art having spiritual themes from near and as far away as Norway.
In addition to the visual art there are, during the three opening evenings, discussions of the spiritual world by individuals such as; a neurosurgeon/shaman; a modern day intuitive; a Darwinist; an astrologist from Switzerland; a music healer from Kansas and an art theorist. And if that isn’t enough, poetry and music will accompany the activities and still more! The GG2022 sponsoring organization—the Mid-Missouri Artists, will accompany the GG2022 with a presentation of their fine art at the Art Center in Gallery 115.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The art exhibitions will be open to the public from June 1st until July 8th, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 1st 7:00 in the Art Center Foyer guests are greeted and welcomed to view the Great Gossamer Exhibition in the Main Gallery. Poetry readings and a reading of “Forming a Spiritual Connection with Nature” by John Hess begin the evening’s events.
While the primary focus is on the “Artists and their Muses,” the evening is further enhanced by brief essays, poetry and music.
June 2nd 7:00 in the Art Gallery begins with a presentation of “A Quantum Foundation/Mind and Medium” by Richard Monson. Again, the evening is enhanced by brief essays, poetry and music.
June 3rd 7:00 in the Art Center Lecture Hall astrologer Mary Jane Staudenmann tells the ways astrology impacts our personalities and the way we live. A shaman makes a case for the spiritual healing of society. A humorous essay follows and along with music and poetry the spirits are “unleashed” in a grand celebration of life.