Gallery 901 exhibits strive to increase awareness around pressing social issues to a diverse audience. We present exhibits of community artists and groups which celebrate the affirmative impact of the creative process, and which encourage positive social change. The artists, groups, and organizations highlight healing or transformational components to their artwork. Gallery 901 is an inclusive gallery that welcomes all audiences including those who may not frequent art spaces.
1. the state of forming a complete and harmonious whole; unity.
“the work lacked a sense of wholeness and meaning”
2. the state of being unbroken or undamaged.
“the wholeness of the buildings is exceedingly well preserved”
Artists in every form, whether they be writers, musicians, dramatists, actors, or visual
artists of any medium have access to the Creative Source. It doesn’t take any special training or
gifts to be able to channel it; it’s there and it’s accessible if we take the time to approach it.
When we engage with the Creative Source, we love ourselves into wholeness. It takes bravery
and courage to do this, but there’s a freedom that comes with it, too. We don’t feel bound by the
Annette realized that she’d been accessing it in the creation of her art all along, but
training with the Open Studio Project on their process, as well as studying the female spiritist
artists aided her to put language to what she was already experiencing. Her hope is that every
human on this Earth connects to the Creative Source during their lives. Through this
experience, they will become whole.
The works in this show were created by this process: Annette meditated, set intentions,
created art while listening to music, witnessed the images, and now is sharing it with you. Love
yourself into wholeness.
About the Artist:
Annette M. O’Donnell is a Chicago artist and Open Studio Facilitator. She is a mixed
media artist who is interested in expressing intuited forms through her abstract expressionist
paintings. Annette is a member artist with Evanston Made and Womanmade Gallery. She is
currently working on her Modern Kosmology Series in which she connects to the creative
energy field to intuit the lines and colors for her pieces. Working with the Creative Source also
comes into play in her role as an Open Studio Facilitator where she guides participants through
a process of intention setting, art making, and witness writing to make art for personal growth,
social emotional intelligence, and community well-being.
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