Is it any accident that our God is called the CREATOR? Just look around at nature and the design of our human bodies and you can no doubt see Him in everything! Amen!
Creativity is a universal language which is able to not only evoke emotion within the artist and the beholder, but it can also be very therapeutic and healing for all of the triune being- body, soul and spirit. We believe all people have some type of creativity simply because as beings who are "created" in the image of the ultimate Creator, He has instilled creativity within us. Some just have not had the opportunity to "find" their creative spirit and gifts. Be it painting, dancing, music, sculpting, writing, jewelry making, glass work, or even mathematics and science, or business management...there IS creativity within us all!
At EDEN in the Mountains we will put a strong emphasis on art and creativity from a perspective of therapy for the soul...which is the mind, will and emotions. Our classrooms situated along the waters edge, will offer a variety of arts and crafts classes and workshops-along with the wellness program. There will also be individual workshops that focus on specific skills and media; for adults, children.
We will also offer a retreat setting for the seasoned artist to have an opportunity come create on their own or take a class/workshop in a variety of genres, and also experience whole organic foods and juices, detoxing/ wellness therapies, the sustainable environment, and the shalom (peace and wholeness) of EDEN.
Please join our COMMUNITY ARTISTS page to let us know you are interested in getting involved with this project by means of teaching classes, working to help build the facility, helping with fundraising, or any other aspect of this creative venture.
Community Arts in all genres of creativity
will be a focal point at EDEN
Kim Hostetter, the creative visionary behind this venture is a visual artist who has worked in various mediums throughout her life. Her creative spirit flows through each endeavor she undertakes. Kim enjoys working in various mediums but she is mostly drawn to stained glass mosaics, life-casting and mix media with elements of nature.
Professionally, she has worked in show production as a costumer and prop builder in a Las Vegas, NV. She also owned and operated a decorative art business in Florida called VisionScapes, and a custom art shop called DasKongas.
One of creative passions is to teach art. There is such a satisfaction to give others confidence to create and to witness the outcome of their creativite works. She's had the pleasure of working with elementary school children and adults- both of which she enjoys.
To view her personal art, visit her SOUL-HOUSE ART website. Kim currently works out of her Soul-House Art Studio at AGS Art Gallery in Old Fort, NC and is a member of Handmade in America.