MANDALA: An Art Collective
Works in progress for January 2022 exhibit at
the St. Louis Artist Guild
The Mandala Project: An Artists Collective
January 13 - February 11, 2023
On Display in Curated Gallery
The Mandala Project: An Artists Collective was founded by Gray Finch. This project was created live by eight regional artists painting on shared canvases on August 14, 2021, in front of Green Earth Art in the Cherokee Street Art District . "In our meetings, the name Mandala began to circulate, thus helping bridge the gap between what we contribute to the community and each other. Mandalas are vehicles for journeying to the center of one's being and bridging individual and collective consciousness. It also represents the dreamer's search for completeness, self-unity, healing, and wholeness."
This exhibit will feature 20 new works by Nancy Early, Gray Finch, Maria Ojascastro, Valeria Prieto and Mary Beth Tipton created in 2022. Each artist started a new acrylic paint on canvas or wood board, then passed it along to each of the other artists to respond and add to the painting. These new works will also be exhibited along with the paintings created during the 2021 Cherokee Street event.
The artists will host a live, shared painting event during the opening of the Mandala exhibit.