Reflections of Spirit: Exploring the Meaning of Spirit through Photos

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Provided by Kathy Strauss

Kathy Strauss’s show “Reflections of Spirit: Exploring the Meaning of Spirit through Photos” will be held at the Workhouse Arts Center, Associate Artists at the Workhouse gallery, Building W9
9601 Ox Rd., Lorton, VA  22079 from April 3 – May 1, 2016. The Opening Reception, where visitors can meet the artist, will be held on April 9, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 p. m.

1Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 a. m. – 6:00 p. m.; Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 p. m.

Kathy Strauss had this to say about her show: “In this age, each person has their own definition of what is Spirit. I have taken photographs that cross all genres. I have put together the show with the intention of stimulating conversations and encouraging people to ask themselves what Spirit means to them.

Spirit is not just a religious connotation, it could be the energy of a person or the feeling of a particular scene. I’m a visual person and always see the bigger picture. Through my photography I explore shape, pattern, and emotion. My sense of wonder and belief of knowing that we are all connected – my aim is to share that from the hand of man – to the simplicity of nature, the reflection of Spirit lies in each of us and our surroundings.”

About the artist: Photographer, creative coach, artist, teacher—each of these describes ImageWerks co-founder Kathy Strauss. Her graphic design background gives her imagery a distinct clean style that electrifies each image with precision and harmony. The camera is an extension of how Kathy sees the world. She looks to connect her imagery to her viewer—showing a right brain person’s view of the world. From that simple blade of grass or stark graphic building… to the sparkling eyes of a bride and groom, she captures beauty with her lens. She is a member of the Associate Artists at the Workhouse Arts Center where she exhibits her work. She exhibits her work at art festivals and other galleries throughout the Washington Metropolitan area and mid-Atlantic.


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