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Jancy Pettit

November 4, 2022 - November 25, 2022

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First Friday Art Walk – November 2022

Discover Art Downtown at our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday November 4th from 5pm to 8pm. View the energy art paintings by Jancy Pettit, during our First Friday Art Walk.

In midlife, Jancy was introduced to meditative martial arts forms called Qigong and Tai Chi, which revolutionized her approach to artmaking. She harnesses the energy from the movement and directs it into her art. This universal energy, sometimes referred to as “Chi” literally moves her in a spontaneous, free-flowing way to create images, with no pre-planning or pre-conceived ideas.

Jancy works in both 2-D and 3-D with printmaking, painting, clay and sculpture. The pieces are non-figurative, colorful, playful and have the ability to invite viewers to explore places deep within themselves. They also help fill spaces with joyful energy. This show combines paintings completed just using her hands to “fingerpaint” while doing Tai Chi and ceramic pieces formed by sometimes using small drawing tools, while moving chi through her hands.

She also presents Spirit of Art Retreats which allow the attendees to experience this meditative movement process for themselves and experiment with a wide variety of art mediums — both in-person and online. Nurturing creativity, creating spiritual flow and enjoying art making processes are all part of the experience. To give the work a broader, collaborative platform, she recently published an adult coloring book titled Soul Expressions: Coloring for Transformation and a participatory performance piece titled ArtLight, using projected images and shadow dancing. She was also featured in a TEDx Topeka talk in November 2017.