Jan Phillips’ own quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Jan’s transformational presentations inspire consciousness and social commitment. A visionary with her eye on the future and her heart in the present, she is an invigorating speaker, singer, and story-teller who weaves music and imagery into all her presentations. http://www.janphillips.com
Jan is an award-winning writer, photographer, and multi-media artist. She is the author of The Art of Original Thinking-The Making of a Thought Leader Divining the Body, God Is at Eye Level - Photography as a Healing Art, Marry Your Muse, Making Peace and A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind. She has taught in over 23 countries and conducts workshops nationally in creativity, consciousness, and spirituality.
Her photographs have been exhibited at the National Women's Hall of Frame, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Los Angeles County Museum, Tyler Art Gallery, the Children's Museum, Sarah Lawrence College Gallery and in several international venues.
She is a co-founder of Syracuse Cultural Workers, publishers and distributors of socially-conscious artwork. She has won awards for outstanding writing and photography from the New York Press Association, USABooknews, ForeWord Magazine, the National Organization for Women, the National Catholic Press Association, the National Federation of Press Women, the National Religious Press Association and the Syracuse Press Club.
As an artist/activist, Jan's commitment to spiritual healing and social justice resonates in her work and her workshops are vibrant with that passion and sensibility.