Kati Russell is a single mother of four who has had several near-death experiences due to chronic asthma. She transformed these traumatic experiences into compelling angel images and shares her message through paintings.
Angels of Hope Learning Center is hosting an Angels of Miracles Art Exhibit with Kati Russell at The White Inn, 52 E. Main St., Fredonia, Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can explore the divinely inspired art. This special meet-and-greet event will also feature a talk by Russell on her art at 2:30 p.m.
Coupled with Russell's chronic illness, she has journeyed through a life of grief, chaos and abuse. She began painting the angels which emerged in her life after the first near-death experience as a strength, protection and comfort when she had no family to lean on.
Kati Russell will display her artwork and give a talk at The White Inn.
"The first angels emerged somewhat transparent in small watercolors. Each image became more fluid and alive. Soon they transformed canvases as visual experiences," Russell said. "Most people think that angels are invisible. If you take the time to invite them into your life you can see miracles happen."
Her book, "Divine Images," depicts many of her works of art along with the passages describing the angels and the specific healing work they each do.
"We are holding the event to showcase Kati's very special, inspirational angel art. The angels have a healing energy all their own, with each angel focusing on a specific healing need," said Brenda Reading, co-founder of Angels of Hope Learning Center.
Angels of Hope Learning Center, located on Park Place in Fredonia, features custom framed prints and originals of Russell's art that are available for purchase. Also available are Russell's Angelus Prayer Cards, which are cards of her artwork used for meditation and guidance.
Also on Saturday, Angels of Hope will host a Miracles of Healing Expo at the center from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The expo event offers on site Reiki healing, psychic, medium and intuitive card readings, Crystal therapy, hypnotherapy, spiritual coaching and holistic education. Expo vendors include healing crystals and stones, organic soaps, essential oil and Reiki charged candles, handmade driftwood crafts, inspirational angel art and cards, Angels of Hope (Burning Asphalt) sauces and much more.
Immediately following the expo is a Jewelry Wire Wrapping Class with Lizabeth Skinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The fee to participate in the class is $25 which includes choice of pendant stone. Pre-registration is encouraged.
All other events are free and open to the public. For more information call 785-4247 or visit www.angelsofhopecenter.com.