You Can’t Touch a Ghost” is work about the unseen things we feel deeply, that do not necessarily have form or definition. The Call for Entries stated: “The process of creating work is often about aestheticizing feelings and emotions, and giving voice to thought. It is about creating something tangible from the amorphous and undefinable parts of ourselves; the essence of what makes us individual and human. It is the end product of a life lived in vary states, the paths we choose, the encounters we’ve had, and inversely, all the opposites. The paths not taken and the ghosts we carry with us.”

I was fortunate to have two of my drawings accepted into the “You Can’t Touch A ghost” invitational exhibition which runs from Saturday, January 19, 2019 through January 31. I was particularly grateful to participate since the show supported a great cause. The sponsors, Galleri 2987 and Things Feel Heavy declined sales commissions on all artwork so that monies could be donated to the Detroit charity, Alternatives for Girls, which helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation.

My drawings included “Lady in the Shallows” (left) and “Woodland Melody” (right). Both works are about the mysterious and inherent human desire to connect with nature – its serenity, as well as the yearning for fellowship with its flora and fauna that brings us its restorative powers.

The exhibit was supported additionally by several local businesses and included live music, a fashion show, an art auction, and good food and drink.

Being accepted in a show is always gratifying, but much more so when it benefits the broader community.

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