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Opening Reception: June Moon, Spiritual Feminism

June Moon, an artist based in South Minneapolis, presents 40+ years of paintings from 1975 to present.

June Moon, born in 1955 in South Minneapolis, is a self-taught artist whose art is a reflection of her spiritual path. Many of her paintings are interpretations of religious icons from different cultures she found herself drawn to at different times in her life. She is especially attracted to Hindu deities and Tibetan mandalas. She found focusing on and painting mandalas is a visual prayer that has helped her heal and center herself. Much of her art is “temple art” - something Buddhists create as part of their spiritual training or worship. She feels that her art is an expression of the Divine in all visions of unity behind all forms of the spirit. She wants to share these expressions with the world.

She paints symbols representing the alchemy of spirit being born from this life of joy and sorrow. She paints intersecting geometric shapes that represent the creation of the universe. She depicts imagery of the victory of life over death, peace and psychic awareness, and the transformation of matter into spirit.

A natural extension of her work are her political paintings, which touch on themes of the struggle for equality, justice and redemption. She processed her great sorrow after the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy on canvas. The civil unrest of the 60’s leading to the birth of cultural and spiritual revolution is still alive in her today.

June believes that out of this life of pain comes a joy we cannot imagine; a place of true love that is our destiny as spiritual beings, but that it is so far from this world's reality that we can only get small glimpses and hints of it.

Opening reception April 16th from 6-9pm
Closing reception May 26th 6-9pm

Earlier Event: April 16
Community Vinyasa
Later Event: April 17
Bhavana Workshop and Seed Exchange