A museum of art created with a sacred intent: painting, writing, poetry, music, history, culture, cuisine, pottery. We are honoring traditions throughout time, including modern times that were focused in creating with mindfulness. Our museum location is both virtual and physical. Our dream is to transform our Sonoma property into a museum for preservation, education and celebration. At this time the museum occupies a small portion of our campus – and we have a large classroom and gardens for hosting our events.
The Intentional Creativity Foundation collaborates with artists in diverse mediums to preserve, uplift and tell rich histories. From painting to music, to pottery, to dance, to architecture to the culinary world – if it is part of our work to bring forward the legacy of artistry created with intention. Our hope with this work is share the beauty of our world to inspire future generations in the arts.
We work with artists around the world, bringing projects forward.
One of our earlier projects was working on the book, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing with New World Library and Alice Walker.
Over the past year the ICF has curated feasts with art and music – often with farm to table food and local wine makers.
One of our first projects in the Musea department is our physical museum in on our Sonoma campus location. Our current show features the artwork of American born artist, Sue Hoya Sellars 1936-2014. Both Sellars, and McCloud’s work were featured in the Greenbelt Museum in a show honoring New Deal Artist, Lenore Thomas Straus.
What’s happening next?
Our next project is a collaboration with Mythica Foundation for Education and the scholar, musician and historian, Dr. Kayleen Asbo. We will be working with Kayleen to bring you events, and experiences, including a Library of Lectures. We are currently in the visioning stages of curating a Magdelene Feast with Kayleen’s wisdom and music, Shiloh Sophia’s painting process, and Chef Jonathan Lewis will prepare a culinary French Feast.
We are just getting projects started here in the Musea department – so check back in for further updates!
Kayleen Asbo is a passionate scholar: a cultural historian, musician, writer and teacher who weaves myth, music, psychology, history and art with experiential learning. A faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for seventeen years, Kayleen also teaches regularly for the Osher Life Long Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Sonoma State University and Dominican University. Her classes on a wide array of topics ranging from Depth Psychology to Dante to Contemporary Classical Music have been hailed as “inspirational”, “fascinating and compelling”, “transformational” and “truly life changing”.
Educated at Smith College, Mills College, the San Francisco Conservatory, Pacifica Graduate Institute and the University of California, Kayleen wrote her Ph.D dissertation on Passion and Paradox: The Myths of Mary Magdalene in Music, Art and Culture . Kayleen also holds three master’s degrees: one each in music (piano performance), mythology and psychology. Kayleen has been a guest presenter and lecturer on the intersection of history, mythology, psychology and the arts at Oxford University in England, the Assisi Institute of Depth Psychology Conference in Italy, the Houston Jung Institute, Chartres Cathedral in France, Grace Cathedral and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. In 2016, she has taken on the roles as a pre-concert lecturer with the San Francisco Opera and Santa Rosa Symphony and has become a consultant in archetypal psychology, myth and ritual for Proctor and Gamble.
The Creative Director and Resident Mythologist for the Mythica Foundation for Education, Contemplation and the Arts, Kayleen leads workshops and retreats throughout the country and offers a pilgrimage to sacred sites in France every year.