CEOs/Co-Directors and curators Cindi Zech Rhodes and Denise Kufus Weyhrich are thrilled to share with you Seeds Fine Art Exhibits’ vision for the future. This grassroots movement has been growing since 2004 into a 501(c)3 California Non-profit organization. Come along with us and serve our neighbors by transforming galleries into sacred spaces!
“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” - St. Francis of Assisi:
The Artistic marriage of hands, head and heart result in something beyond biology and human intellect. This is the magic elixir that leads us to “that something other.” That power apart from the physical world that Science can’t touch. Mysterious, awe-inspiring and beautiful, this is the THING that gives humanity it’s deeper meaning and that THING we want to bring to the gallery.
As defined by dictionary.com...
“Seeds”: the germ or propagative source. There is untapped potential in just ONE SEED and how it can influence its environment.
“Fine Art”: a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness…
“Exhibits”: to offer or expose to view: present for inspection; make manifest, explain or to administer as a remedy.
We, as artists living among artists, often hear about our colleagues’ struggles. We realize that many have a hidden wealth of personal artworks coming from the depth of their souls - experiments that speak in a private voice. These artworks are not shown in galleries or commercial venues, but as pure expressions of pain, loss, wanderings, searchings and joy, and have great potential to create deep connections.
These private artworks are our passion. We have "to bring these artworks alive" as Madeleine L'Engle discusses in her book "Walking on Water." So, SEEDS has been busy transforming galleries and museums into sacred spaces all across the nation. We have curated exhibits working collectively with artists, and inspire them to pursue new directions of risk.
Our vision for 2015 is to travel three new exhibits to city centers with the highest quality artworks. The current movies “Big Eyes” & “Turner,” show that there is an interest in the stories of artists and their life of art. Each of us has a deeper story. Those stories are what we desire to share, to bring forth unheard voices, to uncover undiscovered artworks AND encourage artists to continue to create.
Please help us help artists to reach out with hope to our communities.