Embracing the Divine Mother
Works by Lisa Raye
March 4-29, 2015 in the Meeting Room Gallery
Author, poet and illustrator Lisa Raye will exhibit her work in the Meeting Room Gallery during the month of March. The work on exhibition is from Raye’s recently published book, The Wheel of the Year: Wiccan Poetry for Children, which celebrates the Pagan traditions and holidays throughout the year.
Raye graduated from the Art Institute of Boston and spent four years illustrating stamps for the Philatelic Society. The book is a result of a collaboration with her son after she realized that there were no books on the traditions and ideals of the Wiccans. They wrote the poetry together, which celebrates the earth and life. She made the illustrations using a gouache-resist. She finds the unpredictability of this medium exhilarating, and feels it gives off a sense of freedom. The joyous colors are used as a portrayal of the changing seasons as seen by a young child.
Raye says that her artwork is inspired by “Mother Earth and Her creative spirit. The paintings illuminate the ancient ways of living, thousands of Earth-loving, Goddess-worshipping years ago."
Raye will have a reception on March 8 from 2-4 p.m.when interested viewers can to talk with her about her art, ideas, and her book.
Exhibitions are free and handicapped accessible. Exhibitions in the library meeting room are available for viewing whenever the library is open and the room is not in use for a meeting. Please check the library Events Calendar for availability.
For information on Acton Memorial Library Artists' Exhibition Opportunities please click HERE.