The Art of Anne Ierardi 

“Creativity is not a noun or even a verb – it is a place, a space,
a gathering, a union wherein the Divine powers of creativity & the human power of imagination join forces.
Where the two come together is where beauty and grace happens,
and indeed, explodes.
Creativity constitutes the ultimate in intimacy, for it is the place where the Divine   Exhibition at California Lutheran College                  &  the human are most destined to interact.”                                                                                                                                             Matthew Fox

 “Landscapes of the Imagination”
“Landscapes of the Imagination” depict Anne’s travels over the past six years to Sicily,  Portugal, Spain, Umbria, and California.  Each trip involved an aspect of her love of art, music, psychology and spiritual life and the people she encountered there.

Chinatown, San Francisco

To read a review of Landscapes of the Imagination see this Barnstable Patriot article.

Spirituality, Healing and the Arts

Anne is available to give talks and retreats to groups and organizations on loss and authenticity.

Authenticity in the Lives and Music of Ladies of Jazz, a multi-media presentation of Jazz portraits.  This presentation can be combined with an art show of the portraits and music.  In 2009 Anne presented to physicians and psychotherapists at the Creativity & Madness Conference in Barcelona, Spain and at the Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis.

Anne Ierardi’s tributes to the top female jazz vocalists was issued as a calendar in 2008. Her paintings, however, are timeless and should remind everyone of the depth that went into their singing.
“The portraits of these women capture the soul of their gift and their struggle as African-American women. The paradox of their legacy is beauty in the midst of pain. Joy and struggle, extremes touch each other.”
Ierardi has also done some abstract paintings based on music as well. To see more of her work, purchase greeting cards or to inquire about prints and originals, visit her Web site. (The Painted Note, Art Kratzner)

“Ella” from Jazz Women Series
The Sacred Arts Interview – Anne Ierardi was featured on the website “Abbey of the Arts.”  Highlights her work and views on the relationship between spirituality and the arts.  Click on the link below to read the interview:

Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive…then go do it….Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.   Howard Thurman