2017

My Medicine Art Series Part Four:

East Meets West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Meets West Art Exhibit

June 18—September 18, 2017

 

 

Galaudet Gallery is celebrating its fourth year in downtown Eau Claire with a refreshing art exhibit inspired by Eastern and Western healing modalities and spiritual pursuits called East Meets West June 14 thru September 18 at 618 S. Farwell, Eau Claire, WI.

 

Thorp, Wisconsin resident and co-owner of Galaudet Gallery Vicki Milewski is delighted, “It’s been a privilege to work with so many great artists conversant with our ‘Year of 21st Century Realities’ theme since this exhibit of healing and spiritual art could only happen because of the 21st Century’s wide access to information from around the world. Exhibits like our East Meets West can help move us toward a truly global art.” 

 

Vicki’s brother and co-owner Mike Milewski adds, “We’re proud to present our fourth year of the My Medicine Art Show series. Originally inspired by artist Oscar Howe, we continue our quest for defining health and healing by adding the element of spirituality through the eyes of these dynamic artists. We enjoy bringing our audience in the Chippewa Region and beyond another engaging exhibit that will spark talk about health and healing maybe igniting new ideas. Eau Claire is a great place for provocative exhibits like this, because most visitors are not shy about art and we enjoy lively dialog at Galaudet Gallery.” 

 

Fifty emerging and established artists were chosen by judges looking for original art inspired by healing modalities and spiritual pursuits from the East, West or both and were cognizant of Galaudet Gallery’s 2017 theme:  “Year of 21st Century Realities”.  On view and for sale are paintings, drawings, watercolors, crystals, jewelry, prints, photography, sculptures, fine crafts, meditational items and music chosen specifically for this East Meets West art exhibit.

 

One of the judges from Turkey, Haurun Merts, explains the judging, “It was edifying to see the range of expression in the over 250 pieces of art we chose from; we decided on energetic pieces with a presence and maybe a history above others.”

 

Lively artworks like Texan artist Erin Schalk’s Interconnectedness 1, 2 and 3 have abstracted movement embracing everyone’s need for being connected and Wisconsinite Vicki Milewski’s Sun Always Rises 1 and 2 showing dancers pulling the sun up as they hold stars in their gesturing hands. 

Introspective pieces are seen in English artist Emma Connolly’s oil painting Skin and Bone #7 showing a new angle to a very Western view of health while New England’s Taylor Maroney’s Emotional Anatomy of Taylor shows an evolution of emotional anatomy that brings home a sense that we all share in our emotional realities,. 

Astonishing art is found in California’s Marciana Scott who incorporates healing stones and gold leaf into her deeply textured paintings confirming healthy abundance found in the shifting colors and shine each viewer experiences and Bhutan’s Gyempo Wangchuk 21st Century vision of Buddhist ideals electrifies with color. 

 

Graphically charged works like Farah Husain’s Cosmic Energy and Third Eye have a graffiti appearance until the shapes are seen as spiritually symbolic and potent.  There is much more breathtaking art as artists share their work responding to pursuits in spirituality and health at Galaudet Gallery.

 

Also juried into East Meets West are over a hundred pieces of one of a kind healing jewelry from unique artists local and international:  Herkimer Crystals from Herkimer, New York artist Atilla Arjuna; Buddha Babe’s heirloom quality pieces inspired by farming in Clark County, Wisconsin; Lublin’s Barb G combines chakras and Polish aesthetics, Mt Shasta’s Kudo graces the walls with radiant jewelry incorporating her work with ascended masters; Rapid City’s Sun Bear uses pipestone and turquoise in his Native silver-smith and there are more jewelry artists.

So stop in and join this celebration of health, spirit and Galaudet Gallery’s fourth year by viewing refreshing art that can bring new ideas and fun; enjoying cool drinks, trying tasty treats, and perusing new age jewelry, meditation supplies, healing rocks, and other amazing  items for sale at Eau Claire’s Galaudet Gallery’s art exhibit East Meets West.    

Galaudet Gallery Events

At Our Eau Claire, Wisconsin Gallery 

East Meets West Events

 

​June 15, 2017  6am—10am

East Meets West Art Collectors Morning

 

Due to several requests from collectors we have moved our usual collector’s night to a morning time to greet the sun with some organic coffees, fruit and vegetables and of course great art and items. Look forward to seeing you

 

June 15, 2017  3pm—8pm

East Meets West Gallery Walk Participation

 

Join Galaudet Gallery for some refreshing art, cool drinks and snacks and other great fun during the second Eau Claire Gallery Walk of the season. 

 

 

June 20, 2017        3pm—10pm

East Meets West Art Exhibit Sadhana Solstice Reception

 Start summer with a joyful visit to Galaudet Gallery.  Stop in to enjoy healing arts from 50 juried artists, organic and biodynamic treats, wine and water from local and international makers and a complimentary sprig of Black Hills Sage, an ancient purification incense and intention helper.  Use this solstice reception to set your intentions for summer and beyond.

 

Sadhana means daily spiritual practice.  It is the foundation of all spiritual endeavor.  Sadhana is your personal, individual spiritual effort.  It is the main tool you use to work on yourself to achieve the purpose of your life.  This Summer Soltice choose a sadhana that you will continue to explore for the rest of the year.  Maybe it is looking at art, or making art or buying art.  Maybe it is walking every day, seeing friends every Tuesday or choosing to enroll in a class.  Sadhana is something that you do on a regular basis, if not every day, and it is something you have consciously chosen to do in order to further your life in the direction you choose.  Stop by Galaudet Gallery on this summer solstice and see if any of the art inspires you to begin a Sadhana and see if it adds to your wonderful life.

 

 

 

June 23, 2017 3pm—9pm

East Meets West Friday Reception

 

Join us for Organic wines, cheese and crackers and some Dad’s root beer as we enjoy the art of 50 international artists’ inspiration from Eastern and Western Cultural pursuits of spirit and health

 

 

July 20, 2017  3pm—8pm

East Meets West Gallery Walk Participation

 

Join Galaudet Gallery for some refreshing art, cool drinks and snacks and other great fun during the second Eau Claire Gallery Walk of the season. 

 

 

July 22, 2017 3pm

East Meets West Chakra Talk

 

Galaudet Gallery co-owner Vicki Milewski will discuss both the Consciousness Chakras and the Ontological Chakras and offer insights into meditative techniques you can use to experience both, still your mind and appreciate the gifts within you

 

Vicki Milewski is

  • Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher trained  by B.K.S.Iyengar in Iyengar Yoga

  • Certified Kriya Meditation Teacher, former student of Sri Goswami Kriyananda 

  •  work on Mt Shasta, California

  • Student of Joe S.E. member of the Rotten Belly Society 

 

 

July 29, 2017 3pm

Healer and Tai Chi teacher Tim Wang Talk

Galaudet Gallery brings Tim Wang to speak for one event only.

 

Tim Wang is well known for his over 20 years work as both a Tai Chi teacher and his work in  Shiatsu /Acupressure Massage and Pranic Healing.  Tim also has knowledge of yoga, Pilates, soul retrieval and re-birthing.  Tim owned Three Pillars Wellness Center in Hyde Park and is a trained Life Coach.   Tim will speak and take questions. 

 

Free and open to the public

August 12, 2017 9am--8pm

Artist Portfolio Reviews

Galaudet Gallery in downtown Eau Claire is holding its first annual artist portfolio review. Artists should make an appointment on signup genius. Artists are encouraged to review their website at http://galaudetgallery.wixsite.com/ggllc.Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments shall be honored first.  Each appointment will run about a ½ hour and will contain a review of your presentation.  Please sign up for an appointment at  

 

August 16, 2017  3pm—8pm

East Meets West Gallery Walk Participation

Join Galaudet Gallery for some refreshing art, cool drinks and snacks and other great fun during the second Eau Claire Gallery Walk of the season. 

August 19, 2017  3pm

Guided Meditation with singing bowl

Join Iyengar Yoga Teacher and  Certified Kriya Meditation Teacher Vicki Milewski as she guides a meditation through each of the seven chakras ending in a mindfulness meditation.  Free and open to the public

 

August 20, 2017 3pm

East Meets West Chakra Talk

 

Galaudet Gallery co-owner Vicki Milewski will discuss both the Consciousness Chakras and the Ontological Chakras and offer insights into meditative techniques you can use to experience both, still your mind and appreciate the gifts within you

 

Vicki Milewski is

  • Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher trained  by B.K.S.Iyengar in Iyengar Yoga

  • Certified Kriya Meditation Teacher, former student of Sri Goswami Kriyananda 

  •  work on Mt Shasta, California

 

Galaudet Gallery Exhibitions

 

Galaudet Gallery plans exhibitions in order to introduce the public to certain art and artists, as part of scholarship moments within art and cultural history and for pure enjoyment.  Each exhibition has a theme which is curated with gallery artists and others who offer high quality fine art.  Galaudet Gallery seeks art that is inspiring, culturally significant, high quality and is a great investment now and in the future. Galaudet Gallery also supports the 21st Century Art Movement which continues the work of the Arts and Crafts Movement from the turn of the last century which sought to unite the arts and high quality crafts on equal footing.  Both the Chicago and Eau Claire gallery spaces hold exhibits that can be the same or different depending on the schedule.

 

East Meets West:

Artists' Respond to

Western and Eastern Healing Modalities and Spiritual Pursuits

Eau Claire’s Galaudet Gallery opens their fourth year of the My Medicine Art Show on the date that each show has opened:  6/18 to mirror the address of Galaudet Gallery's Eau Claire exhibit space 618 South Farwell. 

 

This fourth year's installment is called East Meets West  with new art, new artist made jewelry and new fine crafts chosen for the theme.  A soft opening in time for Eau Claire's Gallery Walk on June 14 will begin the festivities and the closing date of September 18 will end this great four year look at how art can be medicine and how artists view medicine in the 21st Century. 

 

 

 

 

East Meets West is an internationally juried art exhibit with works by over 50 artists. Following are some of the artworks on display:

Flesh and Spirit  (2017)

Zixin Zhang

Chicago, Illinois Artist

30”  X 30”

Acrylic on Canvas

Intention  (2017)

Marciana Scott

Newport Beach, California Artist

18” X 36”

Acrylic and Mixed Media of Fabric, Sand, Gold Leaf, Shells and Crystals on Canvas

Interconnectedness II  (2015)

Erin Schalk

Euless/Dallas, Texas Artist

17 ½”  X  21 ¾ “

Drawing / ink, wax and wool on Japanese Kozo Paper in Custom White Frame

East Meets West 1 (2017)

Krzysztof Bobrowski

Warszawa, Poland Artist

19 ¾”” X  27 ½”

Acrylic Painting

  

Affirmation Abundance  (2017)

Marciana Scott

Newport Beach, California Artist

24” X 48”

Acrylic, Oil and Mixed Media of Fabric, Gold Leaf and Crystals on Canvas

Skin and Bone #7  (2016)

Emma Connolly

Wivenhoe, Essex, England Artist

7 1/2” x  11” 

Oil on Canvas in Bespoke Wooden Frame

Cosmic Energy  (2016)

Farah Husain

Twickenham, United Kingdom Artist

11 ¾” X  15 ¾”

Mixed Media on Canvas

Levitating Logo 4 (2017)

Vicki Milewski

2' 5" X 5' 5"

$425

Emotional Anatomy of Taylor  (2016)

Taylor Maroney

Lakeville, Massachusetts Artist

24” X 36”

Oil on Canvas

Please visit our

other exhibition pages:

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

 

Past Exhibitions

The Zig Zag Trail

11" X 14" pencil on paper

Vicki Milewski

Background

 

Galaudet Gallery seeks to rejuvenate the Arts and Crafts Movement founded in the early 1900’s by a group of artists and craftspeople that believed high quality and carefully crafted items were products of artistic integrity and should be accepted as art and be available for everyday life. Their belief that the Industrial Revolution and automation disconnected us from ourselves, each other and nature can be seen as happening today through our digital revolution.  Galaudet Gallery believes that we are at the same transition point as the Industrial Revolution and in need of bringing together artists and craftspeople who believe in the arts as a way to keep us connected with each other and nature.  These connections can be through a beautiful photo of a sunset over a farm lake, the sparkle of a wine colored natural garnet stone, the feel of turquoise on our skin, the brushstroke of a painting or a fine art print that will last for decades.  Visit Galaudet Gallery and have a gala-day! 

 

Galaudet Gallery sells fine art from professional fine artists and emerging talent

including oil painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and multi-media pieces.

 

Galaudet Gallery curates several fine art exhibitions a year including education, archaeological ideas, decorative arts and events as a part of each exhibition.

Galaudet Gallery Mission Statement

 

To present fine art exhibitions from professional fine artists and emerging talent including all forms of art

 

Recognizing our placement in history as a call to illuminate changes, support innovation and grow transformational experiences by unfolding past, present and future layers into simple glances of beautiful things.

 

We seek a renewal of an Arts and Crafts ideology with a 21st Century sensibility encouraging the creation, collection, and appreciation of art, craft and  what is coming next