SOLO SHOW AT CAPE COD HOSPITAL :  
25% PROCEEDS FROM SALES TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL.
Presently shown in the mezzanine area of the lobby from March  through July
LOTS GOING ON:

A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:
HEALING AND THE ARTS : by Ann Guiliani


To be focussed on something you love to do is the real answer in coping with life’s challenges. Depression or loneliness or even pain can be alleviated, even if for a short time, just by being absorbed and “in the moment”. The anxiety and complexity of modern life is enormous. The vast majority of the human race has a whole range of concerns to deal with from health issues to emotional and psychological needs as well as financial security. Along with media blitz, politics, the economy and ecology, it is no wonder that we all crave solace. Though I have been an artist for all of my life, my own situation is only unique to me simply because it is seen through my own prism. So we each, hopefully, find our own way in dealing with health, loss, stress and whatever fate awaits us. My art has helped me cope with the recent loss of my husband. But for someone else it could be jogging, yoga, cooking, meditation or community work. 
For me, art and life are synonymous. Its All About Art.

I believe that by being engaged and absorbed 'in the moment” you can lift yourself from one place into another more serene place: The place where healing can occur.
Crispin Sartwell’s book, “The Art of Living” was a book I picked up in college many years ago and it has always resonated with me. It is a global view on aesthetics and philosophy that unites Zen, Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism as well as Native American and African cultures with modern day living. It has so much wisdom and has become my mantra. The author is saying that to be engaged fully in the moment is what living is all about. Whatever it is, it is worth doing with your “whole being”. Every endeavor, from the most menial to the most meaningful, is significant. For it is a preparation and a prelude to finding your bliss: It is a way to lead us throughout the day. 
The way (Wei) becomes an art in itself.

In my own humble opinion, I wake up each day just thankful that I woke up at all and that I have something meaningful to prepare for. I have to clean my studio and my brushes and prepare my space so that I can enjoy my bliss. This becomes a ritual. These necessary chores are a preparation for living and enjoying life and they, therefore, are all on a higher level of importance for me. These chores engage me fully for they prepare me to paint. This is integral to the healing process. Finding my joy and place of solace is like a prayer of remembrance. It becomes a tribute to loved ones who have passed away.  It can be a difficult path, but I think it is a path worth following.
BUILDING AND REMODELING A NEW ART STUDIO IN MY BASEMENT!
    I moved my 2000 pound printing press.  Designed new art tables and installed art storage and shelving units throughout...All ready now to teach,  paint and print from my new studio.  Lots of light and lots of room compared with the tiny room I had before then.  I was always hitting my hip on the printing press whenever I stepped back when painting.
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