Beauty, Art & Spirituality

Beauty, Art & Spirituality . . . Alan self-published a book about his recent three-month sabbatical in southern Europe. This is a charming 22-page hardcover collection of his photos and inspirational thoughts about beauty, art and spirituality and is available for purchase for $25 here on the website or at Alan Akana Gallery in Koloa, HI. Profits support and benefit the care of the Smith Memorial Parsonage where the gallery is located.

Alan displays a copy of his latest book amidst the healthy red and green tropical foliage that fronts the large, welcoming lanai of the charming 1928 Smith Memorial Parsonage. The historical building and grounds are owned and maintained by Koloa Union Church and serve as the residence for the church’s kahu (pastor).

Alan displays a copy of his latest book amidst the healthy red and green tropical foliage that fronts the large, welcoming lanai of the charming 1928 Smith Memorial Parsonage. The historical building and grounds are owned and maintained by Koloa Union Church and serve as the residence for the church’s kahu (pastor).

A stunning wisteria in the charming village of Nyon, Switzerland, on the northern shore of Lake Geneva.

A stunning wisteria in the charming village of Nyon, Switzerland, on the northern shore of Lake Geneva.

“Beauty, art and spirituality are three separate things but they each have much to do with the other two. It is a deeply spiritual practice to notice and appreciate beauty and also to participate in its unfolding in this world. My hope is that my art and my life will bring great joy and meaning to others, just as they have brought to me.” (Akana, 2019, p.21)