September 1st – October 10th, 2020
Artist Statement: A Time to Heal gives participants the opportunity to share their stories through images and words. Gail believes that each one of us has the opportunity to make the world a better place. She hopes that her work will leave participants, viewers, and readers with hearts that are lifted, open, and filled with a greater understanding of all people.
Check out her daily interviews being released for this project here: “A Time to Heal”
Artist Bio: In 2011, Gail’s parents passed away on the same day five hours apart. Gail fell into a depression that lasted over two years. Her awakening from the darkness was abrupt and life-altering. Suddenly, she was filled with a sense of awe, wonder, and immeasurable gratitude. As time passed, she became interested in how a person appears in the state gratitude. Her curiosity led her to ask a few friends to sit in gratitude while she photographed them. The images were compelling! The Gratitude Project was born.
Gail is the owner of Lakehouse Photo LLC, The Gratitude Project By Lakehouse Photo, and the author of Living At The Lakehouse, a human interest blog. She is a member of City Center Arts in Muskegon (formerly Red Lotus), NCCA-Artsplace in Fremont, and the St. Louis Art Guild in St. Louis, Missouri.
Gail currently lives in Holton, Michigan, with her two cats, Mini & Layla, and shares her yard with her beloved nesting pair of sandhill cranes, Rosebud & Billy Crystal.
Gail wishes to extend special thanks to all the participants of the exhibit, A Time To Heal. Each gave freely of their time and lent their voice to a project led by a little known artist with a grand vision for a world that is more kind and just.
Additionally, Gail wishes to thank her partner JoLayne for her love and support.