Guest Artist: L.M. Beatty

February 3, 2024

1:00 p.m.

L.M. Beatty

Exhibition Statement:

Dear artist,

For a long time, I felt the need to pursue only things that would bring me worldly success. I wrote myself many letters of what I thought life should look like. However, establishing a career I loved proved more difficult than anticipated and I struggled to find the stability I craved. So, in the meantime, I turned to things that brought me joy. I dreamt of meaningful creative work and wrote myself a little postscript—I am an artist.

I felt like a fraud in claiming that title, while also finding freedom in its openness. Giving myself permission to explore my art in its many forms helped my spirit grow and in turn, my view of God and his creative abundance helped refine my artistic endeavors.

As humans, we often feel bound to the stories and expectations we’ve written about ourselves. We don’t always give ourselves permission to color outside of the lines. We stay within the margins; we only write on lined paper. I want to challenge that. Through this show I hope to inspire visitors to explore their own access to the creative abundance of God—acknowledging there are vast differences in how our unique creative designs manifest in our lives.

While viewing the works in the show, consider your own letter to self. Is there a post script that you need to examine? Is there a creative outlet you want to explore?

p.s. Creative abundance is free for everyone and only you can create how you create!

January 29 – March 2, 2024