Friday, December 12, 2008

Lori Barker Art Show December 14th through January 17th, 2009

Art is my Church, Reiki is my Prayer

Lori's work is an imitation of her life, an ongoing collage, deep with excitement and spiritual mysteries. As a Reiki and Shamballa Master and therapeutic touch practitioner there is always the desire to explore the other side of matter and to express what the artist inside sees.

‘Using the right side of my brain, as an artist for 35 years, I speak to the left on fewer occasions now. Pictures form my logic, numbers become elements for collages and philosophical thoughts turn into hues of the palette. Much of my art is formed by dreams and executed by intuition. Angel photography dominates my mixed media engravings on metal but other techniques and images are filtering in when I least expect them.’
Photography, paint and unusual materials comprise the palette of Lori’s art. She has developed her style in manipulated Polaroid image transfers, emulsion transfers engraved photo transfers on metal and mixed media collage.

Lori is a former teacher and graduate of Southern Conn. St. University
Further studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Bennington College, and Omega Institute.
Solo exhibits in Connecticut include: The UCONN Library, Norfolk Artisan's Gallery, Atelier Gallery in New Milford, Church House Concerts, Haddam, the Gathering Place, Hartford, and New Milford, Torrington, and Waterbury Hospitals, St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and numerous libraries including the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield and the Hunt Library in Falls Village.
Lori’s one-woman shows in other states include the Santarella Museum in Tyringham, MA, and the Smith Gallery in Manchester, VT.

She was Artist in residence at Santarella Museum in Tyringham, MA.
Lori was featured in magazines including the Crafts Report , Artitude, Artella and on the covers of Reiki One and The Door Opener.