Sunday, February 9, 2014; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St., Rockland, Maine
Contact: ; 207-841-3900
ROCKLAND, Maine – The Center for Health and Healing at 17 Masonic St. in Rockland invites the public to a reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, to see the inspirational paintings and prints of artist, Maureen Egan.
The reception will be an opportunity to meet two practitioners who have recently joined the center: Jenna Labbe- Watson of Deep Roots Ayurveda and Anne Cogger, LCSW.
Twenty pieces of Egan’s work will be on display at the center and the artist will speak briefly about her current project and her work in general. Paintings, prints, and cards will be available for purchase.
Egan describes her work as expressions of her imagination and finds their creation to be part of her healing journey. She is in the process of writing a book connected to these paintings and anticipates this will be completed late in 2014. Both writings and paintings are born out of the profound experience she has had with breast cancer. Her work invites the viewer into her healing experience.
For a number of years Egan did still life painting, but the fussiness of the work lead to a shoulder injury. In frustration, she began using her left arm to paint, which lead her to a more instrospective, intuitive process for creating a piece, qualities heightened by the fact that Egan’s painting is done during the winter months. “It’s like I’m savoring and collecting all the colors through the warm months, and then releasing them on the canvas all winter,” Egan notes, “I’m a story teller, and color helps me convey my themes just as adeptly as form and symbol do. They help create mood and feeling—such as the peacefulness and protection of the painting ‘As Above, So Below’.
The Center for Health and Healing offers a variety of alternative health and healing services. Recently two practitioners have joined the center. Jenna Labbe-Watson uses the ancient healing science of India called “Ayurveda” or the science of longevity, to guide people toward optimum health. She has a passion for using simple home-based remedies to reverse type 2 diabetes. (207-390-0737)
Anne Cogger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who integrates mindfulness practices and somatic approaches in her work to expand positive energy and to help people navigate life transitions.(207-841-3900)
Contact: Anne Cogger –firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-851-3900