"The Divine Feminine isn't returning...
She has been here all along.
She never left."
~Curator, Shiloh Sophia
Weavers Within the Mystery - Red Madonna 2017, by Shiloh Sophia
This exhibit, In Her Embrace, features artwork from over 10 years of paintings in the Red Madonna Sisterhood Community. Red Madonna was founded by our founder, Shiloh Sophia and her mother Caron McCloud. This particular aspect of our Intentional Creativity community is designed for those who are seeking and exploring the Divine Feminine in their lives and in their creative spiritual practice. During the Opening, we will hear from Red Madonna Leadership including Havi Mandell, Mary Ann Matthys, Anasuya Isaacs, and of course Shiloh Sophia.
The Red Madonna Sisterhood is a community that is woven within the MUSEA Intentional Creativity School and Museum. We are a gathering of women throughout the world joining together to explore the sacred relationship with Creator and Creation inherent in a devoted practice of Intentional Creativity. Red Madonna is a sanctuary for celebration, creativity, and play framed through the Sacred Feminine Archetype. Gatherings have been both virtual and physical. The framework of, “The Red Madonna,” is an archetypal approach to the Divine Feminine that was originally inspired by the Virgin Guadalupe who figured largely in the art and life of Shiloh Sophia. She describes it as, “The Red Madonna is She Who Appears in your Heart and on your Path”
The Divine Mother in her many forms has appeared all over the world for tens of thousands of years and the practices within the group are intended for exploring sacred connection, personal awakening, and transformation. We create a heart-centered opening to the healing wisdom of the Divine Feminine. Group members share in common devotional practices such as prayer, poetry, painting, sabbath ritual, circle, and tracking of the phases of the moon through the delivery of Intentional Creativity teachings. This group has gathered every moon since December 2011 focusing on different themes and frameworks. Special attention has also been given to cherishing, embodying, and honoring the elders of the sisterhood. Our 2022 theme is the Forest of Grandmothers.
She Who Listens – Red Madonna 2015 Queen of the Cosmos, Valerie Kravette
She Holds the World in Her Heart, Katherine Witteman
She Who Appears in Your Heart - Mini Film
We as a community strive to be intentional in our relationship with life, to honor the flora, the fauna, the fungi, the water, the air, the minerals, stories, cultures, traditions and sacred places of the Many Lands in which we find our sense of place and practice Intentional Creativity. We acknowledge with humility and gratitude our interconnection, our place in the cycle, and our sacred responsibility of reciprocation, love, and respect towards our precious and beautiful home, the Earth and all beings.
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Special thanks to:
Shiloh Sophia for her dedication and inspirational guidance of the Red Madonna Sisterhood for over 10 years.
Havi Mandell and Mary Ann Matthys for their leadership of the Red Madonna Forest of Grandmothers Journey
Exhibit Page Design and Concept
Amber Gould, Curatorial Director
Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, Lead Exhibit Technologist and Designer
Kelly Bonsall, Design CoCurator
Milagros Suriano-Rivera, Design CoCurator
Jessica Richmond, Design CoCurator
Exhibit Virtual Presentation
Maia Lemann, CoCurator
Shiloh Sophia, Curator
Promotion and Communications
Maia Lemann, Sarah Mardell and Amber Gould
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