Creating In the Zone with Nature: A Conversation with Zach Pine

August 1, 2014

Art 4 All People had an enlightening conversation with Bay Area Artist Zach Pine. We chatted about art, nature,transformation, aliens, inspiration, and healing. As well we talked about Zach’s experience at our latest exhibitions art and healing festival, MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing at the Institute for Art and Healing at Commonweal in Bolinas, CA.

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YES!! Art, Healing, & Spirituality as the “Norm” in our Institutions and Life!

July 7th, 2014

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Today, Art 4 All People had such an amazing and inspiring chat with Arts and Healing pioneer, author, and Muse, Mary Rockwood Lane about the importance of Art in all of our lives and systems.

Listen in, activate and integrate the MUSE! The sacred divine feminine with in us all!

New Art Podcasts with Art 4 All People on BlogTalkRadio

Mary Rockwood Lane is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Nursing and Associate Faculty with the Watson Caring Science Institute, working in the field of creativity and spirituality in healing. She is the co-founder and director emeritus of Shands Arts in Medicine program. At a time when art was not integrated in health care, she became inspired by her own experience of healing herself with art. She co-founded the Shands Arts in Medicine program at the University of Florida, which incorporated art, music, poetry, theater, and dance into nursing care on 15 different hospital units. It became a nationally-recognized program which she developed and directed for over 15 years. Since moving on, she has worked tirelessly to promote this vision for a more creative and transformative nursing practice. She has disseminated her research in this field as the co-author of professional publications and several books, including Creative Healing, Spirit Body Healing and Path of the Feather. Her book Shaman Wisdom-Shaman Healing was a finalists in the health/healing category in the prestigious Nautilus Awards

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Singing Trees: Interview with Laurie Marshall

July 29th, 2014

Today on the Art 4 All People airwaves we will have a transformative conversation with Laurie Marshall. She is the Founder of Unity Through Creativity. As well as Laurie is one collaborators and educators of the Create Peace Project. ,whose mission is to promote the practices of peace and spread the message of hope and good will using creativity to youth around the world. Laurie also participated in Art 4 All Peoples, Arts and Healing festival at their 13th curated exhibtion MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing at Commonweals Institute for Art and Healing in Bolinas with her project Singing Trees.

Laurie Marshall is a Marin County, CA artist, teacher and spiritual activist. She has been on the cutting edge of project-based learning in public schools for thirty years. With a bachelors in history and education from Antioch College and a masters in art and education from Beacon College, she is a certified K-12 art and secondary social studies teacher. Laurie has also trained over 3,000 teachers in visual literacy for the Polaroid Foundation, led visual art and mural making workshops, facilitated leadership training and conflict prevention with NASA, the Department of Interior, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Her book, Beating the Odds Now! – Ten Steps for Teachers to Meet the Standards and Still Love What You Do, is used in teaching project-based learning around the world

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Bringing the “S” word back into Art, “spirituality.”

The online fine art gallery/studio space is dedicated to exhibiting artists in a wide range of media, who are searching for a personal, psycho-social and spiritual dimension in their art. Art 4 All People promotes meaningful interaction with significant works of art in order to appreciate and to build a conversation around the direct experience with art as vehicle of beauty, healing, transformation and social change.

Artists

Currently, we represent a stable of international artists that align with our core mission values.  Art 4 All People has a global Artist membership portfolio site called  AY Atelier Art AY connects transformative communities of like mind Artists and Collectors around the world.

For Artist submission policies, click HERE.

Please submit your inquires for our Transformative ExhibitIons and Online Gallery at our online form by clicking here.

Exhibitions

Art 4 All also has a yearly schedule of exhibitions, that are curated around the themes of intra-personal and collective transformation.  To check out our current Call 4 Artists for our latest exhibition, please  Click Here for the prospectus.  Most curated exhibitions are companioned with an opening reception were artists, collectors, healers, and change makers can celebrate the power of Art and its intention.

(Currently, Art 4 All People is in transition and looking for a Brick and Motor Space)

Traveling, Pop Up and Community ARTreach Exhibitions 

This is our latest addition to our fine art gallery/studio space. We currently are in the process of developing a schedule of community ARTreach exhibitions, which highlight the Art of individuals and organizations, that facilitate the process of Art Making as a tool of empowerment and healing.

Photo by Artist Lisa Rasmusen

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If interested in seeing our latest exhibition and potentially adding a piece of Art to your collection? Contact us at  art4allpeople@gmail.com

The Art of Transformation: Art Inspired by Yoga

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS


The Art of Transformation: Art Inspired by Yoga
New online exhibition on AY Atelier featuring Nancy Goodman Lawrence and Kate McDevitt

October 2012 Primal Roots: Magna Mater 

September 2012 Portals: Art as Objects for Power

July-August 2012 Local Visions

June 2012 The Woven: Eco

May 2012 “The Mother”

 

 

ART COLLECTING TIPS

Ten things to remember when starting to collect art!

Tips for beginning art collectors as well as for experienced art collectors.
Good reminders for anyone interested in art or already collecting art.

  • Buy art because you love it and because it moves you, and because it will
    enhance your life.
  • Visit as many art galleries as you can, gallery staff can be helpful guides in
    your art education.
  • Get on gallery mailing lists so you’ll be invited to openings and special events.
  • Visit and join your local art museums and non profit art centers.
    Curators sometimes give lectures on collecting art.
  • Attend National and International Art Fairs and Art Expos whenever possible.
  • If you know art collectors, talk to them and find out what they know and what
    they’ve learned about collecting art.
  • Read books on art history and books about collecting art.
  • Subscribe to a few art magazines.
  • Read reviews by local and national art critics, keeping in mind that reviews
    usually just reflect one persons opinion.
  • Working with a professional art advisor / art consultant is a good way to learn
    about art collecting, and they will guide you through the process of purchasing art.
  • Once you’ve educated yourself and have fallen in love with a work of art,
    buy it, take it home and enjoy it.

The Art of Breathing Light: Sculpture, Paintings, and Poetry: Interview with Sandra Cohn

The Art of Breathing Light: Sculpture, Paintings, and Poetry: Interview with Sandra Cohn 

 As an artist, what is the significance of doing transformative art at this time, during this century?

At this time in our history, we are in the midst of a shift in awareness very much like the shifts we have experienced in our journey through infanthood, childhood, our teenage years and adulthood as we move into ageless transcendent wisdom. As a people on this planet we have been young in our understanding of the nature of the interconnectedness of life and as is often the case, we have made mistakes in our learning process. These mistakes have been serving as a vehicle for awakening.

As an artist, I find myself called to express this journey into our true nature. It has been said that poets and artists, in their highest calling, are the ones who enlarge human consciousness by inviting the viewer to engage in an experience that inspires a deeper search for an understanding of the nature of existence.

Even as a young child, my inner world was absorbed in an encounter with the immense mystery of the Universe. At six years old, I spent endless hours lying on the carpet in my playroom with eyes closed, attempting to imagine the infinity of the Universe. Trees, to me, were portals of Light. I pondered the meaning of who we really are and what we are doing here while the rest of the children made mud pies and ran through the streets. I spent most of my adult years reading, peering, studying, working in the field of neuropsychology, hospice and grief work, and advanced clinical hypnosis; absorbed in a meditative quest for higher truths. Key to my experience was a near death encounter at 26 years old; a direct experience of all encompassing joy and beauty. My work as an artist and writer reflects this journey, both with compassion for our shared journey as we reach for heightened clarity and awareness during our often-challenging journey of life, and in direct relationship to the translucence of the mystery itself.

Sandra Cohn at Art 4 All People’s Phoenix Rising Exhibition in Malibu 2013 

“Sandra Cohn’s ‘Psyche’ is an elegant and engaging combination of found objects and clay figure which to me signifies the connection of human form to the geometric off-casts of contemporary society. The weathered and rusted metal objects connect both the figure and the found objects to the forces of natural decay and transformation. Psyche is an appropriate figure to emerge from the disintegration of geometry by natural forces. ”     Mike Grady MFA (Former Chair of the JFKU Arts and Consciousness Program)

▪ What inspires your own art?

 I remember reading this beautiful quote at the DiRosa museum that said ‘The True Artist is a Visionary.’At the heart of our beings we are all creators. We all have this opportunity to look beyond our small, shortsighted perspective to a much larger vision that reaches beyond our times and ourselves. In this way, we all have the potential to become visionaries. Albert Einstein said, ‘The most beautiful thing  we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.’ This is what inspires my art along with the beauty of watching us stretch to encompass deeper values with compassion.

I engage with my art and writing as metaphors for deeper wisdom, a portal to an encounter
that may uncover insight and act as a gateway linking us to the greater universe of heightened consciousness both within and enveloping us. It is an invitation to explore the mystery of ourselves and our universe, and an appeal to initiate a personal discovery of self-awareness. It is a call to surrender to the quiet powerful moments that shift our perception of life and transform our experience. One of my biggest pleasures is being present when a viewer engages with a piece and begins to share stories with me unexpectedly unearthed. It is a moment of intimacy and connection, linking us together in a shared journey to the heart of our being.

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Spinning Wheels “Found Objects” 

Integrating my sculptures with salvaged timeworn rusted metal pieces used in novel ways,
I create movement and interaction, as an invitation to shift perspective and experience altered frames of reference. Through symbiotic connections between the written word, sculpture, and paint, I call upon the senses in multiple pathways to experience the whole. I am drawn to that parallel with life, our senses not separated from the whole, but interfacing in a web of interconnectedness. As an artist I assimilate old pieces of broken necklaces, fabric, paper and even rose petals from my garden into my paintings, often using surplus house paint on roofing paper calling upon an aesthetic of beauty to arise from damaged, discarded, or commonplace elements.

▪ What does art mean to you?  

The act of creating art for me is an experience of being flooded with beauty that flows through me at unexpected times, in unexpected circumstances, and and in unexpected ways. It is a very exciting process. I often have to be alone to allow it to surface. I’ve been asked about the process I go through in the development of a piece of sculpture, painting or writing. It may begin with an encounter at a salvage yard, (a place where I immediately turn into an ecstatic 5 year old child) or it may arise from a flooding of feeling during an encounter with the beauty and wonder of nature, music, or dance, or perhaps a piece of writing, be it my own or another author’s work. A piece may be calling to me from my unconscious, emerge during a meditation or a dream or arise during moments of solitude late at night, in early morning or at my favorite part of the day, dusk, and begin to push at me to be born until the tension becomes palpable and I engage.

There can be a sense of agitation, as a friend of mine calls it, ‘a thrashing about’ trying to get a hold of something that is moving me. At best, I enter a ‘zone” and engage in the calm center of being and creating. More often lately, my sculptures and paintings seem to flow through me, so that it isn’t until afterwards I see and understand what I’ve created.

I find a similar response when viewing artwork or listening to music, or viewing dance. There is an exchange of energy that is profound. The work often acts as a gateway between the artist and the viewer no matter how many centuries have passed. I remember walking through the Museum of Modern art in New York and becoming dizzy from the energy emanating from the work.creating in a variety of ways. In the beginning art belonged to all people. Then we had a rush of exclusivity in our culture that made us believe art belonged to the special few. Art is a call to our deepest being to express the Light within us. Art belongs to all people. It nourishes us, inspires us, shocks us, opens us, and expands our awareness.

More information about Sandra at her Website HERE

Inspiring Change Through Love and Art: Interview with Gulay Alpay

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Ceylan Hulya MATA, Co-Founder of Art 4 All People interviews Gulay Alpay, Turkish Artist, Gulay Alpay was at Art 4 All Peoples Artist in Residence program at out Art 4 All People studio in Malibu. Art 4 All People, collaborated in two performances with Alpay. One was Land Art performance on Carbon Beach in Malibu and the other was for International Women’s Day on March 8th.

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Inspiring Change Through Love and Art

by Gali Kronenberg

Gulay’s urban art happenings—part art exhibit, part performance piece—inspire passersby of all ages to stop snapping photos with their phones, and participate in her pieces. Even her body becomes part of the canvass. At similar events held in public squares in Istanbul, Vienna, New York and London, hundreds of art participants engaged with her pieces or even picked up paint brushes to create a collective canvass.

Gulay’s work, less high art than high purpose, blurs lines between artist and spectator. Her hour-long artistic ritual is a tribute to the March 8 observance of International Women’s Day 2014.

The Turkish artist paints on silk, and her work can run 30-feet in length. Unframed, they hang like banners left to flutter in the wind, evoking a sense of freedom or Tibetan prayer flags.

NY Arts described Gulay’s paintings as “full of poetry, vibrant colors, and light.” Her rich use of color evokes the work of Kandinsky, Pollock and De Kooning. While her public interactive work scuttles boundaries between craft and fine art, viewers in the end are struck by its beauty and grace.

Gulay’s Los Angeles event is presented by Art 4 All People, LLC, an arts advocacy organization and Center for Art, Creativity, Consciousness and Well-being in Malibu.

For more information and images of Gulay’s work or on Art 4 All People, visit: www.gulayalpay.com or www.art4allpeople.com

 

The Art of Life an Arts and Healing Interview with Richard Hite

Richard Hite  is  a visionary educator and health care integrationist and a pioneer, bringing alternative health care into mainstream medicine

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Solid bridges continue to be built at our Bridge to the Soul: The Art of Healing exhibition at USC IGM Gallery.  Art 4 All People and AY Atelier (Ceylan and Lisa) have been blessed to connect with such inspiring Arts and Healing professionals and pioneers through out the world.  We were so delighted to meet Richard Hite through our arts and healing exhibition and  to have the opportunity to interview him in such a beautiful and healing space in  Malibu.

Arts and Healing Interview with Richard Hite

Through out his interview, Richard shares his success stories about breaking into the healthcare system in 80′s through integrative yoga and sound therapy. As well as he reveals his plethora of testimonies from his patients about the healing power and practice of sound through the gong, EMDR, mediation, and Yoga.  We interviewed Richard at the  Wright Way Organic Resource Center in Malibu within the sacred site of the Medicine Wheel. Enjoy his wisdom and learn some powerful arts and healing tools. Art 4 All People will be collaborating with Richard at Arts and Healing conference in Houston and we are planting seeds for Richard to perform at our next Bridge to the Soul: The Art of Healing exhibition in San Francisco.

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The Medicine Wheel were we interviewed Richard is a transformative art hub. It is an environmental sculpture which has historic significance, as it was the starting point of a powerful project  called the World Wheel : Global Peace Through the Arts, which  was created by artist Vijali Hamilton. (Through this process, the World Wheel provides a transformative experience for each community as it addressed spiritual, social, and ecological issues activating an awareness of the interrelatedness of all life.) Check out Art 4 All Peoples/AY’s interview with Vijali HERE.

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Biography
Richard Hite is a visionary educator and health care integrationist who has pioneered bringing alternative health care into mainstream medicine since 1987, when he began providing yoga therapy to hospitalized patients in Houston, Texas. Since that time, his primary mission has been to introduce and advance the practice and philosophies of holistic care and education to health care professionals and to lay persons. For more than a decade, working with geriatric, trauma and chronic pain patients in different clinical settings, Richard repeatedly demonstrated how attention to the delicate interaction between mind-body-spirit successfully promotes patient healing and how centuries old concepts can be used for easier maintenance of good health and an active lifestyle well into our older years. Using skills developed through more than thirty years of teaching, training, and professional speaking he has inspired and motivated thousands to create holistic healthy lifestyle changes.
Healing Power of Sound: Richard playing the Gong

“Initially I played to please me,” Hite admits. “I felt something happen psychically and spiritually the first time I heard a gong played. I was different after I heard it, and I wanted to explore that.”

Playing the instrument regularly is as much a practice of my own spiritual path as anything else I do,” says the 57-year-old Hite. “For me, it’s a meeting with God, it’s an expression of gratitude. I had a God experience the first time I heard one.” from article in Bold Life, Good Vibrations.”

Richard Hite will begin touring with his sacred gongs again. If you are interested in having him perform in your area contact him on his Facebook page HERE or e-mail at  richarddhite@yahoo.com

Daily Inspiration: Legend of the Dreambox

dreamboxWhat is your fondest dream, greatest desire, strongest wish?

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The legend of the Dreambox (often attributed to Lemuria) suggests writing down your fondest dream, greatest desire, strongest wish on a small piece of paper, putting that paper in a Dreambox and placing it beside your bed. Every evening as you retire and every morning as you rise, hold your Dreambox and think on your dream, believing, with all your heART that IT IS SO. Legend has it, if done heARTfully…your dream will come true…

 Art 4 All People Mote It Be