Cape Coral resident, artist, author, and scholar Dr. Kyra Belan is being featured by Arts for ACT Gallery in its Soho-style main viewing space during the month of September. On view will be "Sacred Ladies," an exhibition about celebrating the Sacred Ladies that have appeared in the legends and myths of humanity since prehistoric to contemporary times.
"They are a part of our culture, and deeply affect our perceptions of reality and spirituality," notes Dr. Belan. "Beyond these myths, I celebrate the supreme Sacred Lady, our Mother Earth. I hope that this show correctly reflects the beauty of every being that exists on the planet, as we are the children of our Mother."
Belan's career has been distinguished by numerous awards, honors and grants, and her artworks are in public and private collections. Most recently, Dr. Belan won the Special Merit Award in Light, Space & Time Online Gallery's August botanical exhibition. Belan's acrylic painting, Sophia Maria, received this distinction out of a field of submissions received from over 700 artists from 41 states, the District of Colombia and 27 different countries.
During Art Walk, the artist will sign copies of her recently published book, Lucid Future. Music will be provided by Frank Tuma.
Lynne Reinas and Suzanne Mikulka will be showing work off the main gallery. And special for September, Drink and Doodle joins Art Walk on the sidewalk outside Arts for ACT from 5-10 p.m. Stop by and check out the artists who will be creating live and selling their creations, with 20% of each sale going to ACT (Abuse Counselling & Treatment), the non-profit agency that provides safe shelter and counselling services to victims of domestic violence (and their children), survivors of sexual assault (and their families) and the new and temporarily homeless. ACT also provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, forensic examinations, advocacy, education, information and referrals.