Artist & Arts Advocate
Stacey Hurlin is an accomplished artist and arts advocate. As Director of ArtLife Society, an Iowa non-profit arts organization, she founded Fairfield’s 1st Fridays Art Walk, a successful, all-community monthly event, still running strong in its 11th year. She is the owner of Emerald Gallery, which for eight years sponsored an annual small works show featuring the work of over 300 artists from around the world.
Stacey’s own art explores and celebrates the feminine in the full range of its power, worldly and divine. She has exhibited her work at galleries in Laguna Beach, New York and her own gallery in Fairfield, Iowa.
She has been active in several initiatives, on both the local and international levels, that promote women’s empowerment and children’s well being. “I am guided by the reality that ‘The World is My Family’ and know, without doubt, that my art and my activity, however small, have an effect that ripples to the farthest corners of the world. I see myself as a grateful activist for positive change, whether through my art or my service activities.”
She and her husband live in Fairfield in Abundance EcoVillage, an off-the-grid community where they also operate a popular guesthouse. They have five wonderful sons and one fantastic grandson.
Hunger in Our Backyard
BY STACEY HURLIN
@ VOL 2
ON OCT 18, 2013
Hunger is still a global problem. It is not just in poor nations, but in the United States as well. 35 million americans don't know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 5 children go to school hungry every day because they don't have enough food at home. Stacey Hurlin goes into great detail about world hunger and presents ways we can help combat it.