Hilton Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL, will host a premier event Thursday, April 3, 2014. Triumvirate: Expression of Three, will feature the combined works of three artists who express their creations through their individual element: Jillian Maas Backman, through the stroke of a pen; John Moulder, through the sound of a musical note; and Arica Hilton, through the color on a painter’s palette.
The evening will include personal accounts of how these artists transposed the universal intuitives of thought, sound, and visual imagery into their own works of art. This Triumvirate Expression uses the arts to link elemental diversity with creative expression, and will share their thoughts on how everyone can spin this unconscious, transparent awareness into their own work of art, no matter the medium.
Joining the discussion as moderator is Elysabeth Alfano, creator, executive producer, and host of Fear No Art Chicago and The Dinner Party.
The open house venue will run from 6:30 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
There also will be a live broadcast of Change Already! with Jillian at Hilton Asmus Contemporary beginning at noon (central time), showcasing the event’s participants and highlighting the plans for the evening.
Jillian Maas Backman (the writer)
Author of Beyond the Pews: Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown, Jillian expresses and communicates through words the fundamentals of her background in not only mainstream Christianity, but her study and acceptance of ancient wisdoms and deep knowledge of the soul of humanity. Jillian’s upbringing and education is rooted in the traditional teachings of the church, her childhood deeply entrenched in the teachings of her minister father. Realizing at a very young age that she was experiencing something “beyond the pews” of the church, she broadened the scope her intuitive sensibilities, fusing her traditional Christian background with the study of ancient religious practices and finding the intersection of her personal spiritual development. Currently, Jillian’s work centers around the God given gift of soulful intuition, helping others to see and develop that which resides in all of us. Her words are preserved, not only in her books and writing, but through the airwaves on her weekly broadcast of Change Already, Your Future, Your Choice, where she interviews and enlightens the community of listeners with discussions of the heart and soul. JillianMaasBackman.Com
John Moulder (the musician)
Noted Chicago jazz guitarist and composer, Fr. John Moulder, will fill the gallery with melodic jazz, playing excerpts from both past CDs and his yet-to-be-released instrumental compositions. His music, described as “moments of transcendence” in a recent interview, arises from the spiritual experience of creation. Moulder’s interests in psychology, pastoral work, philosophy, theology, and spirituality, combined with his musical talent and the arts, allow his compositions to flow from his inner being, reflecting his unique participation in the worlds of spirituality and the arts . Fr. Moulder is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, where he serves at St. Gregory the Great Church, the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University, and is the Arts Chaplain of the Archdiocese. JohnMoulder.Com
Arica Hilton (the artist and curator)
Arica Hilton will highlight the ethereal collection of her own paintings and work inspired by her vast world travels and intense connection to her intuitive nature. Hilton’s transposition of her reflective intuitive thought, through both poetry and on the canvas, brings a universal state of magic to the viewer. Her paintings, influenced by past European Romanticist forms, transcend the framework of time and become the illustration of the co-existence of all matter and sensibility. Hilton’s works have been seen in Fine Art Magazine, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Huffington Post, Astronomy Magazine, Art World News, The Examiner, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun Times. AricaHilton.Com
Elysabeth Alfano (Moderator)
Elysabeth Alfano is a food and entertainment, arts and culture journalist and has been bridging the gap between artists and the public for almost 20 years. Best known for being the creator, producer, and host of Fear No Art Chicago and The Dinner Party, she has also done voice-over work for Kurtis Productions, took the Improv for Actors Series with Second City, and has done countless TV interviews. She writes forThe Huffington Post, and has done interviews for NPR. FearNoArtChicago.Com