Egan’s art featured at Center open house
Rockland — The Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St., invites the public to a 2 to 4 p.m. reception Sunday, Feb. 9, to see the inspirational paintings and prints of artist Maureen Egan. The reception also offers an open house 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 it will be completed late in 2014. Both her 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 led her to a more introspective, intuitive process, which is heightened by the fact her 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 said. "I’m a story teller, and color helps me convey my themes just as adeptly as form and symbol do.”
The Center for Health and Healing offers a variety of alternative health and healing services. Labbe-Watson uses the ancient healing science of India called Ayurveda, or the science of longevity, to guide people toward optimum health including using simple home-based remedies to reverse Type 2 diabetes; she may be contacted at 390-0737. 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; she may be contacted at 841-3900.
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