Shows and Events Calendar
Goddess On Earth: Women of Essex County
A Multi-Media Installation by Lisa Levart
Opening Reception Saturday March 8th from 4pm-6pm
Panel Discussion with Artist and three "Goddesses"
(by appointment only)
April 12th - MEET THE ARTIST
April 19th - MEET THE ARTIST
Luna Stage is proud to present Goddess on Earth, award winning photographer Lisa Levart's ongoing multi-media installation that celebrates the strength and self-esteem of contemporary women and girls by photographing them portraying ancient archetypes and sacred myths.
The Project has been seen in a variety of venues across America and has included such well known women as Isabel Allende (author), Olympia Dukakis (actress), Nomfundo Walaza (CEO of Desmond Tutu Peace Trust), Gloria Feldt (former CEO Planned Parenthood/founder - Take the Lead) and Kathy Eldon (founder - Creative Visions).
Goddess On Earth: Women Of Essex County will feature images from Levart's award winning book "Goddess on Earth, Portraits of the Divine Feminine," (GOLD Nautilus Book Award in 2012) plus newly commissioned images of three extraordinary females from our community.
Listen to some audience reactions to the installation on You Tube.
"Meet Our Goddesses"
|Suzzanne Douglas is a patron of the arts and an advocate for teaching artistic expression in the educational system. As an artist/activist, her body of work displays her commitment to roles that fuse social action with art by challenging societal norms and heightening the audience’s consciousness about community and world issues. Although widely known as an actress, singer and producer, her everyday life is committed to using her gifts to empower the community. READ MORE|
Photo: Lisa Levart
|Cameron Boyle of Montclair is the Founder and Director of CRIANSA Connection, a charitable organization that facilitates pen pal relationships and cultural exchanges between American and Braziilan youth. As part of this work, she has spent the last ten summers, along with her children, running a summer camp program in the Brazilian fishing villages of Cumbuco and Jericoacoara.|
Photo: Lisa Levart
|Diana Rolanda Moise is a 12-year-old 7th grade student at Liberty Middle School in West Orange. She was born in Newark but at the age of 2, moved back to her family's native county of Haiti. She had been living there for 7 years when the earthquake hit. Her family moved back to the United States. She had to struggle with language barriers and had to overcome multiple surgeries for scoliosis, but nothing has dampened her optimism and her dreams of returning to Haiti one day to help her people.|
Photo: Lisa Levart
Opening Reception Photos
Earth Day Celebration Photos
Gina Martin, Lisa Levart, Leonore Tjia and Mary Murphy.
Goddess On Earth: Women of Essex County is sponsored in part by:
|The West Orange Arts Council, a Township-created, member-based organization that cultivates, inspires and supports the arts within the West Orange community|
|The Supernatural Project. Anchored by Superatural: The Play, The Supernatural Project initiates, supports and preserves art projects. The group works in collaboration with a number of organizations and encourages communities to experience the creative life of their neighborhoods.|
Plus the generous sponsorship of Bonnie Carter.
|Additional funding has been made possible by The Puffin Foundation.|
Lisa Levart (Artist, Photographer)
Lisa Levart (Artist, Photographer) is an award-winning photographer and frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, where her blogs explore the intersection between art, the divine feminine, women's empowerment and current issues. Her book, "Goddess on Earth, Portraits of the Divine Feminine," won the GOLD Nautilus Book Award in 2012. Goddess on Earth is also a traveling, multi-media installation which has been seen in a variety of venues across America including; art galleries, community centers, malls, women's conferences, spirituality centers and more. Lisa's photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Fast Company, New York Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Time Magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and been featured in exhibitions worldwide including The Kiek de Kok Photography Museum, Tallin, Estonia; Gallery Verita, Tokyo, Japan; The Alternative Museum, The Burden Gallery and Art in General, of New York City; and Riverspace, Nyack, New York.
To read more about the Project or Lisa Levart, visit goddessonearth.com.