Envisioning Joy

Regional artist and educator, Elizabeth Foley shares recent work exploring meditation and spiritual energy.

Given the opportunity to focus on art exclusively in the past several years Elizabeth researched the connection between spirituality, the chakras and quantum physics (just a little bit). The concept of energy… the energy field around each of us, led to her to create a series of prints that explore energy as a line. Overlapping colors, textures, and lines create a sense of movement, which encourages viewers to take a moment for themselves – to be present – to feel a sense of well-being.

During the pandemic, part of this research became Envisioning Joy, a Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Grant. The focus was to have conversations with women about joy and create art based on the gathered data. Learning about the perceived color of joy, shape of joy informed Elizabeth’s imagery and design decisions.

Meet The Artist

Elizabth Foley

Elizabeth Foley is an artist/educator living in Louisville, Kentucky. For over twenty-five years she has exhibited work; on view at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington and in the collections at UK Chandler Medical Center, May Department Stores, and Kentucky One Healthcare Network. She was a founding member of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative and participates in the Kentucky Crafted Program. In 2017 she participated in the first Hadley Creatives Cohort and in 2020 received a Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant. Elizabeth earned a BFA in graphic design from Washington University and an MFA in printmaking and M.Ed in secondary education from Ohio University. Presently she teaches digital arts at Assumption High School in Louisville, Kentucky and runs FoleyPrints Studio.

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