From the new moon on December 4th through the spring Equinox in March of 2022, the ALTAR Community had the extraordinary opportunity to experience an inspiring and transformative art installation honoring the divine goddess in all her forms - including in each of us. Our Grand Opening Reception was held on December 4th.
Legendary artist, Lydia Ruyle, was most well-known for her goddess icon banners, or as she affectionately called them, the “girls." She created more than 300 banners that depict original images of the divine feminine across continents and cultures. They have flown at sacred sites to empower, teach and share their stories around the globe. Lydia's niece, Katie Hoffner, brought the banners to ALTAR for an extended exhibit we called Goddesses-in-Residence.
We recently had the unique opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind prayer flags representing each goddess that previously graced our walls.
We created a fundraiser to help underwrite the cost of the Goddesses-in-Residence and this new permanent installation of Lydia Ruyle’s work, which Katie Hoffner has lovingly and generously co-created with us.
From August through the beginning of October, Katie returned to ALTAR with a different group of 33 banners fresh from their residency at The Goddess Conference in Glastonbury, UK.
These powerful goddesses inspire and challenge each of us to embody the sacred feminine at ALTAR and beyond. Join us for ART. ALCHEMY. ACTIVISM @ALTAR.