FOCUS_creighton_lynn FINAL_Print_5x7Lynn Creighton is a sculptor creating bronze female figures of women experiencing the full vibratory rate of their inner core.  They are metaphors for women awakening to the gift of their own energy and what it is meant to do. These figures represent women learning to celebrate their own lives from a deep inner connection to the creator profoundly sensed as the creator creates through them.  These are women experiencing their lives from the source of all energy, discovering who they are and what they are meant to be and do in the joyful enactment of life.
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Creighton’s female figures are abstractions, or, more precisely and meaningfully, essentialities.  In strictly art historical terms they are related to the pioneering visions of Henry Moore, Jean Arp, or Constantin Brancusi.  Like theirs, Creighton’s is modernist work in which only essence is left.

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Ceremonies, Interviews and Publications

TRANSFORMATIONAL CEREMONIAL EVENTS CELEBRATING THE SACRED FEMININE

1986 through 2004 Purification Lodges, several each month; Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

1990, Feast of the Flame:  The Goddesses Gather Again in Honor of the Goddess Bridget; Wright’s Ranch; Malibu, California

1992, October 16, November 13, and December 11   Reclaiming the Sacred Source for EZTV @ Solutions Gallery; Los Angeles, California

1992, October 25, Parade of Masks for Festival of Masks; Wilshire Boulevard; Los Angeles, California

1992, May 10, The Goddess is Calling: Rites of Passage for Women; Wright Ranch; Malibu, California

1994, December 18   Celebrating the CRONE:  The Deep Feminine Wisdom; Wright Ranch, Malibu, California

1994, May 28, Reclaiming the Sacred Source:  Explore the Potential for Re-Connection; Body Moves; Los Angeles, California

1994, September/October, The Muse Magazine: Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Story and Sculptures by Lynn Creighton

1995, July 1, Reclaiming the Sacred Source:  Ask the Women; Hanalei Palm Ranch; Kauai, Hawaii

1995, Isis Remembers: A Women’s Ceremony in Partnership with California Men’s Gathering; Wright’s Ranch; Malibu, California

1995, What Do Women Want: Workshop for Men; Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

1995 through 2005, Vision Quests in Santa Margarita, Zaca Lake, Tujunga, Joshua Tree, California

1996, January 20 to June 9, Art as Transformation, UCLA Extension (Assistant), Malibu, California

1996, September 21, Equinox Celebration; Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

1996, June 15, Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Celebrate the Intrinsic Feminine; Matilija Hot Springs; Ojai, California

1996, Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Acknowledge the Power of Your Sexuality; Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

1996, September 22, Acknowledge the Power of your Sexuality; Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

1996, October 27,  What do Women Want: Mysteries Revealed (A Journey Toward Unity); Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

1996, November 16, Reclaiming the Sacred Source: A Celebration of the Intrinsic Feminine, Matilija Hot Springs in Ojai, California

1996, November 23, Bridging the Gap: Facing the Issues Together; Rainbow Arrows Lodge in Northridge, California

1996, December 21, Solstice Ceremony (with Timothy Whispering Eagle); Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

1997, March 21, Coming into the Light (with Timothy Whispering Eagle) Northridge, California

1997, May 17, Reclaiming the Sacred Source: A Celebration of the Intrinsic Feminine; Matilija Hot Springs in Ojai California

1997, June 8, 1996, November 23, Bridging the Gap:  Facing the Issues Together; Rainbow Arrows Lodge in Northridge, California

1997, September 26-28, Reclaiming the Sacred Source:  A Retreat for Women:  Huntington Lake, California

1997, November 16, Celebration of the Intrinsic Feminine for Women; Matilija Hot Springs, California

1996 and 1997, Bridging the Gap:  Facing the Issues Together (A Workshop for Men and Women); Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

1997, November 8-9, Reclaiming the Sacred:  Celebrate the Intrinsic Feminine (A Retreat for Women); Matilija Hot Springs; Ojai, California

1998 (Summer), Reclaiming the Sacred Source:  A Retreat for Women:  Huntington Lake, California

1998, September 11-13, Eagle Dance; Gold Creek Ranch; Tujunga, California

1998, September 19, Equinox: Celebration of Balance Between Masculine and Feminine; Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

1998 and 1999, Summer, Ending Violence Against Women; Northridge, California

1999 May (Memorial Day), WaterWomen (celebrating feminine energy for men and women), Wright Ranch, Malibu, California

1999, October 3, Dance for World Peace as envisioned by the Dalai Lama; Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge California

1999 (Summer), Reclaiming the Sacred Source: A Retreat for Women; Huntington Lake, California

1999, September 20-21, Balancing Female and Male Energy Equinox with Timothy Whispering Eagle; Circle X Ranch; Malibu, California

2000, May (Memorial Weekend), Reclaiming the Sacred Source (celebrating feminine energy for men and women); Gold Creek Ranch, Tujunga, Ca.

2000 (Summer), Reclaiming the Sacred Source: A Retreat for Women; Huntington Lake, California

2000, March 19, Equinox Prayer Dance; Rainbow Arrows Lodge; Northridge, California

2000, March 12, Emergence of Your True Nature; Altadena, California

2001, May (Memorial Weekend, Reclaiming the Sacred Source (celebrating feminine energy for men and women); Santa Inez, California

2001and 2002, June, Sacredness of Sexuality Workshop for Women Gathering; Scranton, Pennsylvania

2001 and 2002, Sacredness of Sexuality Workshop for Goddess Gala; Westchester, New Hampshire

2001 and 2002, July, Sacredness of Sexuality Workshops and Purification Lodges for Pagan Spirit Gathering; Athens, Ohio

2001, 2002, 2003, October, Sacredness of Sexuality Workshop for Women in Spirituality; Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota

2002, Sacredness of Sexuality Workshop for Women’s Spirituality Forum; Oakland, California

2003, Gather the Women Conference; San Francisco, California

2003, February, Purification Lodge and Workshop on Sacred Sexuality; Marimba House; Rustlers’ Valley, South Africa

2004, July, Vision Quest with Body Harmony; Gold Creek Ranch, Tujunga, California

2004, Summer, Sacredness of Sexuality at Woman-Gathering; Franklinville, New York

2004, Star Maiden Circle; Women’s Retreat for the Unitarian Church; de Benneville Pines,

Angeles Oaks, California

2015, February, Orgasm: A Sacrament; WOW Conference, Seattle, Washington

2016, Sexuality as Sacred with Mary Kay Rummel (Pet Laurette of Ventura County); Ventura Museum of Art and History

 

INTERVIEWS

2014, Our Ventura.com, TV interview With George Alger for local channel 6 in Ventura, California

2015, Our Ventura.com, TV interview with George Alger for Local channel 6 in Ventura, California

2015, February, Interview with Dr. Pat for Presentation on Orgasm: A Sacrament; Women of Wisdom Conference in Seattle, Washington

2016, March 18, episode 311, Interview with Char for Char at CharVision: Sculpture and sacred sexuality

 

ARTICLES ABOUT LYNN CREIGHTON

“Celebrating the Female Energy,” Los Angeles Times, May 20, 1994

“The Chrysalis Trio: Emergence of the Intrinsic Female, Messenger May 5, 1994

“Hands Up, The Independent, April 21, 1994

“Sweet Sweats,” NoHo-LA, September 27, 2000

“Bronze Art Sparks Debate,” Moorpark College Reporter, September 25, 2000

“Artist’s Design to Cast Female Sexuality in Positive Light,” Moorpark, September 2000

“Works of Art,” The Michigan Daily, July 24, 2000

“Local Faculty Strut Their Stuff,” The Reporter, June 8, 2000

“The Art of Teaching,” Our Times, Los Angeles Times Supplement, May 30, 2000

“Learned Response,” Out & About, Ventura Los Angeles Times May 28, 2000

“Eye Catcher,” Press-Telegram, April 10, 2000

“Celebrating in Bronze,” Ventura County Star, October 28, 2005

“Life and Style on the Westside,” VC Life and Style Magazine, Summer, 2006

“Woman! Celebrates Women,” Valley Scene Magazine, April 6, 2007 (Pam Forman)

“Successful Festival: Lynn Creighton Wins Best of Show;” Mountain News, Lake Arrowhead, California, June 26, 2007

“Sculptures in the Streets,” Downtown Mesa, November/December 2007

“Reclaiming the Sacred Source,” Pasadena Weekly, March 7, 1997

“College Artists Unite Visions,” Simi Valley Daily News, December 13, 1997

“Lynn Creighton, artiste californienne, presente sculptures,” Var-Matin, Hyere, France, September 18, 2010 (V.L.P.)

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Questions and Answers with Maurice Tuchman” Images and Issues; Winter 1981

“Artists React to the Nuclear Issue,” Los Angeles Artist’s Equity News; Spring 1982

“Garden Grove, California,” Craft International; July 1985

“Reclaiming the Sacred Source,” The Muse; Los Angeles, California; September 1994

WE’MOON, Gaia Rhythms for Womyn Priestessing the Planet, 1999 and 2002

“Journey Toward Trust,” Of Like Mind, vol. XVI, no. 3, 1999

William and Mary Review, vol. 37, 1999

William and Mary Review, vol. 38, 2000

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

1981-1985  Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art

1981-2   Newsletter co-editor

1982-3   President

1982    Co-Chairman of Los Angeles Event

1982-3 Chairman of 3rd Juried Exhibition

1984    Vice President, Programs

LA Institute of Contemporary Art, Member

Contemporary Craft Council, Member

Craft & Folk Art Museum, Member

2004 Corresponding Academician, Academia

Ground Zero: Artists React to Nuclear Issues

American Crafts, Council Member

 

SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS

2003    Greece, Malta, England: pursuing deeper contact with and knowledge from the Great Goddess

1999    Bali

1994    Agua Azul and Palenque

1992    Rio de Janeiro: represented Grandmother Council, an NGO, at Earth Summit

1991    Peru: engaging in the ancient knowledge of the Inca

1986    Mayan Pyramids: first contact with the Crocodile bringing knowledge from Earth’s center

1984    Germany, Switzerland, France: exploration of Art History and Architecture

1976    Japan, Mexico: Ceramic Study

1975    Italy, Switzerland: Ceramic Study

1971    England, Canada: exploration of personal heritage