ARTIST Judith Smorti will be presenting her second solo art exhibition at Arttime at THE Top of Town this month.
The exhibition is called Shamans; Mystics; Healers. The works have come from Judith exploring the faces of healing, the expression of the sacred and the many ways of experiencing the mysteries that give meaning to our life.
She explored different cultures and spirituality and how we outwardly express these, also her own personal experiences in her journey on this as a living woman.
Judith has been creating paintings and drawings from a young age.
She has always felt the strong need to express herself and uses visual arts and textile arts to do this.
“The images in this exhibition have challenged me to have deeper conversations with myself,” she said.
She enjoyed creating these pieces and learnt more about herself. Now they are complete she feels ready to move forward to being anew.
Judith joined Artsconnect when she moved to Ipswich and believes that she has gained courage from this wonderful supportive group of people who love creative arts.
Shamans; Mystics; Healers will be open to the public from October 6-22.
The official opening is at 6pm this Friday, entry is free and all are welcome.
“If it hadn’t rained that night” Weather events provide inspiration for all forms of creativity.
Having hosted a literary luncheon in July in Ipswich, Women Writers Qld has just released a collection of short stories about rain.
And who better to launch it than ABC ‘weather girl’ Jenny Woodward.
Ipswich writer Toni Risson, president of the group, set members the challenge of writing a story that begins, ‘If it hadn’t rained that night’.
The result was a deluge of stories, from crime fiction and mystery to historical drama and romance. Toni was delighted when Jenny agreed to do the honours.
To the strains of Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head and It’s Raining Men, Jenny launched the anthology last month at the Brisbane Square Library in a room filled with umbrellas.
The event opened with Gene Kelly’s iconic dance routine from Singin’ in the Rain.
Five of the 18 stories in the book were written by Ipswich authors. Toni Risson, Wendy Svartz, Alison Pomroy, Julie Vellacott and Helen Kerr are all members of the Women Writers Qld but are also involved in a local writing group that meets monthly in the Ipswich Library.
This group call themselves Thirdsdays because they met on the third Thursday of each month.