We had the good fortune of connecting with Loren Abbate and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Loren, what matters most to you?
One value that matters most to me is reverence for Nature. It is clear to me that many of Western societies problems stems from a deep disconnection from the original intelligence on Earth planet. Rocks, minerals, flora, fauna, trees and the vast animal and oceanic kingdom have so much to teach humanity. The real, deep education about who we are or why we are here is embedded within nature. Thats why I have chose a creative career and ultimately started my own therapeutic arts and education business called Wild Indigo Arts. Creativity and energetic awareness can lead to better understanding and developing relationships with Nature. I believe we can work harmoniously with nature again; it just takes a few inspired and creative leaders to remind us of the beauty, awe and wonder of it all.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am really excited about the launch of my project, Wild Indigo Arts. My business is a visionary project that encompasses art education with a therapeutic and deep healing capacity. As an artist, educator and healer, I have experienced the ups and downs of making-showing-selling art in the contemporary art world as well as teaching within various school systems nation and world wide. I have identified a sharp need for more access to authentic self-expression through bioenergetics, transformative healing arts and Nature. The modality I have created is unique and guides people to connect to their passion, purpose and play-point. The play-point is the moment of access where the inner child has permission to step out and take creative action. The work that gets facilitated through a Wild Indigo session, workshop or class is truly transformative and provokes real change in students, group dynamics and clients.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First, I would go early to the wonderful Perez Art Museum and appreciate some of the arts and culture of Miami. I would definitely get bikes to ride up and down the South Beach promenade. We would do a little gander and shop on Lincoln Road and stop at Oolite Arts to look at art studios and any gallery shows happening at their South Beach location. We would make stops at SuViche and The Frieze for ice cream desert. We would go see an evening show at New World Symphony and ideally there would be some lives shows in the park in front of the symphony. We would follow up with drinks and late night hang at Sweet Liberty and see where the night takes us from there.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My biggest shoutout in my adventure to start my own creative business is Great Spirit. It may sound cliché to some and for me it was direct guidance and listening to the calling of my passion and purpose. I had always worked for other people, institutions or external sources. Now, I am looking within to pool my gifts, talents and resources and follow my passion to own my incomes sources, My project is a long-term visionary one with many phases of growth. I am excited for these initial phases of Wild Indigo Arts to take shape while remaining curious about what will come. I also need to thank my teachers and mentors of which there are quite a few. I have been guided and taken through a deep process of introspection, growth and courage to get where I am today. I am very grateful to all of my teachers along with family and friends who have supported me on my path.
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