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“Portals” Art Exhibit

"Portals" Art Exhibit

We are excited to announce that Sr. Mary Southard will be one of the artists exhibiting her work at “If These Walls Could Talk”, a custom framing and art gallery located in Aurora, Illinois.  This exhibit, entitled “PORTALS” will have the work of the members of the Book Club Artists.  The gallery is located at 32 S. Stolp Avenue in Aurora.  Gallery night is Friday, […]

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Let’s Fall in Love Again

Let's Fall in Love Again

LET’S FALL IN LOVE AGAIN These words have been a kind of “mantra” for me recently. They seem to be one response to a nagging question: “What will wake us up?” or “What will motivate us humans” to learn what we need to learn and do what we need to do to be in a healthy relationship with Earth? We seem to have lost our […]

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One Blue World

One Blue World

Please enjoy the art work and reflection sent by my dear friend Anne Camozzi this month.  Anne Camozzi is an artist & author from Nova Scotia, Canada. www.annecamozzi.com This is an edited version of a blog she wrote for Kairos Canada’s Spirited Reflections Series. For full version https://www.kairoscanada.org/spirited-reflection-one-blue-world-art-healing,  Mary  One Blue World – Art & Healing By Anne Camozzi The image, of my painting, One […]

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Moving Sale News

Moving Sale News

As many of you know, Southard Art will soon have a new home.  The Arts and Artifacts Sale is scheduled for April 7th and 8th from 10am-3pm.  Sr. Mary Southard will be giving away many copies of old calendars that have beautiful prints in them.  In addition, the Aurora Borealis pictured on the right is available as a Giclee Print for $75.00.  This piece is […]

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Moving Pre Sale

Moving Pre Sale

Pre-Sale of Original Art Big changes are happening here in La Grange and spring is just around the corner! As I downsize my studio and other aspects of my life I am pleased to let you be the first to know of original art that is on sale. If you click on the “Moving Sale” tab under Gallery on the Home Page you will see […]

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I LOVE LENT

I LOVE LENT

I LOVE LENT! This morning we went over to church just as the sun was rising, to join hundreds of others arriving to “get our ashes”.  Two refrains have continued to sing in my soul ever since.  “Remember where you’re from. You’re from–dust”, which opened out to remembering I’m from stardust, from the Divine outflow into creation, my Divine origin, who I am, why I’m […]

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Circle the Cities With Love

Circle the Cities With Love

CIRCLE THE CITIES WITH LOVE Yesterday was a profoundly inspiring day for me. At the end of our Morning mass I found myself quite moved, tearing up even, as we joined hands and sang “We Shall Overcome.”  My bones carry a deep memory of our struggles of the ‘60’s. Early in the afternoon I was in a gathering of people who came and stood together […]

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Autumn Path

Autumn Path

Looking out over the tree tops this morning I see these flaming colors in the foreground, with lots of tired greens beyond. This year the coming of Autumn feels like it has been long overdue.  I’ve been tired of the intensity of these recent months of conflict, chaos, suffering and disillusionment politically, nationally, globally.  There is a felt need to “just stop”,  to let go, […]

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Gingko Gold

Gingko Gold

Shortly after waking, I slipped on my sandals, and walked out onto the land to greet the day.   Slowly and mindfully I prayed the prayer of the directions, facing each way—east, south, west, and north. I welcomed the gift of each direction with graceful tai chi gestures that seemed to evoke the prayer waiting in my heart.  Turning east again I reached high to welcome […]

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