The Light of Spirituality,” an exhibition featuring artwork by Anna Kruger. The free reception will take place on 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 with a cash bar. The exhibition will be on view until Feb. 21.

Anna Kruger immigrated to the U.S. in 2003 from Sichuan, China. As she developed her skills in drawing and painting at a young age, Kruger began a practice that explores the spirituality in art. This exploration allows her to discover and experience the existence of truth or "Tao" which enables her to manifest the inherent nature of spirituality in her.

In 2008, Anna sought out this spiritual journey for 10 years. She took refuge in Tibet for 5 years where she was tutored by a Tibetan monk and a Taoist master. During this time, Anna cultivated practices of meditation and isolation within her work.

Kruger states, "I am happy to share my creative nature with this beautiful universe. I love infinite creativity and freedom in my paintings. I never limit my style to stable form. Instead, I create new styles and different patterns of expression.”

During the reception, Kruger will do a live demonstration to show her process of spiritual painting. Admission to the reception and to the Carnegie Art Center during regular gallery hours is free (with the exception of special events).

The Carnegie Art Center is open 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. More information about the Carnegie and their programming can be found on their website: carnegieartcenter.org or contact them at 694-4400 or info@carnegieartcenter.org (email).

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