Local artist Susannah Crolius’ Art + Soul community is hosting a gallery exhibit at The LAVA Center at 324 Main St., as well as special events and workshops, throughout October.
Heart’s Desire: A Retrospective Art Show
Exhibit attendees will experience a visual chronology from Art + Soul groups, workshops and art installations in the form of sketches, paintings, altars, fabric art, paper art, collages and mixed media. The gallery is open on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit localaccess.org/art/hearts-desire.
Heart’s Desire Auction
Online auction bidding for a variety of handcrafted items and services begins Friday, Oct. 7 and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 19. Registration and an auction preview is now open. For more information, visit artandsoulwm.org/hearts-desire-art-auction.
Heart’s Desire Celebration
On Sunday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 5 p.m., LAVA Center guests can view a retrospective of art and events over the last nine years by the Art + Soul community; listen to live and virtual readings from Art + Soul writers; hear what is next for Art + Soul and learn about ways to participate; and listen and dance to music by Kate O’Conner and Rico Spence of A Beautiful Future Band.
Workshops are intended for those ages 14 and up.
■Saturday, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Exploring Your Spiritual Autobiography. Writers will respond to prompts meant to jumpstart reflection on their spiritual journeys. Suggested donation: $10 to $25.
■Thursday, Oct. 13, 6 to 7 p.m. — Creating Contemporary Icons. Art materials will be provided. Suggested donation: $10 to $25.
■Saturday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Alphabet of the Awakened Heart: What is Spiritual Literacy and Why is it Important?
■Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Sacred Space: Creating Portable Alters and Shrines. Creative materials will be provided. Suggested donation: $10 to $25.
■Saturday, Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Grief/Art. Prompts will be offered to guide expressions of sadness and grief. Suggested donation: $10 to $25.
■Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Recuerdos as Remembrance. Recuerdos are Mexican forms of small memories/mementos of people or events of significance. Participants can bring a memory and The LAVA Center will have ways to honor that memory. Suggested donation: $10 to $25.