"Venus Rising," acrylic on canvas, by Mary Gow.

“Venus Rising,” acrylic on canvas, by Mary Gow.

The sanctuary is an intimate enveloping space that’s been given an uplift by San Francisco architect, Travis Van Brasch, of Fong Brasch Design. I’m thrilled to report that artist and filmmaker, Marina Shoupe, and Van Brasch have selected my art and curated a show to hang in that space.

There’s a reception this Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Center for Spiritual Living, at 280 Claremont Blvd., in San Francisco (zip 94127).

“Venus Rising” is one of the pieces in the show, along with a few others that were at the Cultural Integration Fellowship’s Fellowship Gallery from October to December of 2013. What’s different is the addition of some original paintings I’ve produced recently that are also semi-abstract landscapes with a touch of calligraphic brushwork.

If you know J.M.W. Turner’s work, there’s also a piece selected for this show that I produced with his work in mind. It has swiftly sweeping clouds at sea, with a bright yellow background that peeks through a hole and illustrates a steady inner knowing.

You’re cordially invited to the opening, which is from 12:30 to 2:00PM this Sunday, January 12, at 280 Claremont Blvd., in San Francisco. Light refreshments will be served. For alternative times when the sanctuary’s open, check the Center for Spiritual Living’s website.