The Bridge to the Soul: A Global Renaissance of the Heart

A compelling intercultural exhibition that will harness the power of art to promote awareness, evoke empowerment, provoke dialogue, and inspire action.
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Lisa Rasmussen
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Malibu, California
United States
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Can ART really transform and heal the world?

Yes it can and we have a plan!

We need your support!!

Be part of history and become a bridge builder:


Help take this heARTful exhibition to Turkey, Germany, San Francisco, and the City of Angels in 2014. 

Free Community ARTreach  | Exhibitons | Interactive Art Installations
Free YogART (yoga + artmaking) | Transformative Art workshops
... All to be offered in the communities we will be in, with your help.

What is Bridge to the Soul? The most potent bridge to the Soul is Art. Our campaign is a call out to the world to support this global renaissance of the heart. The Bridge to the Soul is important because the world is hungry to foster and to be empowered by their own creativity and intuition, and to be connected with something larger than themselves: Love.

Bridge to the Soul is a transformative, interactive, and intercultural traveling art exhibition and documentary film inspired by Rumi and the elements.  This project is an intercultural collaborative Art Exhibition that brings together artists from around the globe who are exploring the transformative realms within their Art.  

It is a call to live consciously, through the honoring of your creativity. The intention for the project is to create a deeper engagement with Art and to shift the world's attention towards love and empowerment through self-expression and connection.

The Bridge to the Soul Exhibition addresses and fosters creative connections between cultures and communities through interactive art and its process.
  This traveling exhibition will harness the power of art to promote awareness, evoke empowerment, provoke dialogue, and inspire action.

Our primary goal is to offer this traveling exhibition as a Free Community ARTreach event. Providing attendees with free YogART (yoga+artmaking), entrance into the exhibition and the installation, free interactive art making, and a life experience.

"Congratulations on the ideal and intention of The Bridge to The Soul, a global renaissance and to its visionary founders Lisa and Ceylan for their enthusiasm and desire to share and express the more beautiful and meaningful stories of being human. Healing through story telling and art helps to remind each of us that renaissance or rebirth comes from enthusiasm for the more beautiful and inspiring version of being human. Keep up the good works and spreading the seeds of possibility, after all that's the true nature of art and creation." 

"Thanks to Art 4 All People and Ceylan and Lisa for their vision based on the true generosity of art and the human spirit.Leigh McCloskey (Artist, Actor, and Alchemist)

Let me give you a bit of our backstory. 

"Love is the bridge between you and everything." - Rumi

We saw the magic happen! 

In March 2013, the Bridge to the Soul Exhibition was the 9th curated transformative Art exhibition at Art 4 All People, a sanctuary for Arts and Consciousness in Malibu California. 

Ceylan Hulya MA, Lisa Rasmussen MFA (Art 4 All People) and sculptor Marcus Maria Jung orchestrated a sacred collaborative experience that embodied the concept that Art (and its process - the making of art) is for everyone. At its core, Art is profoundly connected to personal and cultural transformation. 

The Bridge to Soul Exhibition and the Circle of Fire sculpture/performance by Marcus Maria Jung explored this interconnectedness and the search for meaning in our lives. Bushmen in Southern Africa recognize something they call the "Great Hunger." This is not physical hunger, but a haunting hunger for meaning in one's life.

This transcendent exhibition and performance transformed into food for the soul. Art, the artist, the participant, and the natural world unified and became embedded within the divine matrix of all life.  For many who attended this magical event there were tears of joy and if for only one night, it fulfilled their "Great Hunger." 

An unforgettable evening of magic - Dr Maria Hoffacker

Bridge to the Soul then expanded into a traveling interactive art exhibition and documentary film. The traveling exhibition will begin with our Mother lands: Turkey, Germany, and the United States.

The co-creators of Bridge to the Soul are an international trio of transformative artists and healers. Get to know these inspiring artists below:

Merhaba, my name is Ceylan Hulya. I am an entrepreneur, a mother, a transformative artist, educator, curator, art advocate, and a change maker. Also, I am one of the Co-Founders of Art 4 All People and Ay Atelier in Malibu.

"I believe that this project is a bridge to a borderless world in which we awaken  to our truth that  we are all creators  and that  creativity-free expression is our birth-right.” -Ceylan

Hello, my name is Lisa Rasmussen. I am a transformative artist, educator, curator, art advocate, and cat lover. I am also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Art 4 All People and AY Atelier Art in Malibu, CA. Also, I am the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Art is Moving, a non-profit organization, and Art Break Day. 

"I feel that the Bridge to the Soul exhibition is a gateway to cultivate, to honor, and to revere one of the most powerful forces that resides within ourselves, within others and within all living beings on the planet and beyond: Creativity!" - Lisa

Grüßt Euch! My name is Marcus Maria Jung, artist, sculptor, actor and filmmaker. My sculptural work, installations and rituals embody and express the ancient and sacred relationship between the human spirit and the natural world.

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I believe that this project has the capacity to awaken our creative Self, our human Self and our divine Self. Especially in this present, materialistically-minded age with all the technology- and information overload, we need, more than ever, ways of tuning into our inherent wisdom, expressing our creative capacity, and awakening the true human beings we were meant to be.“ - Marcus 


Be part of history! Every single supporter of the Bridge to the Soul campaign will help:

     *build a bridge between cultures. Dialoguing about the power of Art as a means of healing and transformation for individuals, communities, and the interconnected globe 

     *Aid Social Restoration and helping to create a better world through the simple, beautiful act of intercultural exchange of ideas. 

Our goal for this campaign is to raise $55,555. These monies will help us facilitate stage two and part of stage three of the Bridge to the Soul Project.

How will the funding be used? 

Traveling Interactive Exhibition and Installation Costs: San Francisco, Turkey, and Germany

• Mini Bridge to the Soul Exhibitions and Events in Los Angeles

• Free YogART workshops - theme of 1000 hearts and hands in LA, San Fran, and Turkey

• Pop-up Bridge  to the Soul Exhibition in San Francisco, CA

•  Traveling Intercultural and Interactive Exhibition in Turkey.

• March 2014:  Bridge  to the Soul Eco Art Project-Big Island of HI

• Bridge to the  Soul - smart phone app

Artist/Teacher/Performer Stipends

Documentary Films 

If we do not reach our goal, we will start a  10 minute documentary, local exhibitions, free YogART workshops, and begin the 60 minute documentary.

Some of the gorgeous rewards for becoming a bridge builder:

"Grow" long sleeve t-shirt. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page on the Art  4 All People Website.

 Bridge to the Soul: Honoring My Ancestors - Ritual. Documentation by Ceylan Hulya; photographed by Lisa Rasmussen. Original Digital Print. Limited edition print of 33. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page  on the  Art  4 All People Website.

Eco Art Walk  with Marcus Maria Jung, Nature Hike and Art Making, Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page  on the  Art  4 All People Website

Special guests at the Art  4 All People Bridge  to the Soul Exhibition after party. Create your own masterpiece on acrylic. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page  on the  Art  4 All People Website.

Social  Sculpture Dinner with Lisa, Ceylan, Tan, and Marcus  and  6 of your  friends. Amazing food, Q & A, and an interactive Art  project for yours to take  home

Private YogART party for 8 with Lisa, Ceylan, and Marcus. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page on the  Art  4 All People Website.

Original Painting by Ceylan and/or Lisa. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page on the  Art 4 All People Website.

How can I make a donation? 

Super question. Indiegogo makes it really easy. You can either pay by credit card or via PayPal. Hit the big red "Contribute Now" button in the top right corner and you'll be taken to a page where you can choose your reward.

And of course, if you can’t contribute financially, how about forwarding this on to your friends, or even just donating one dollar. Just one dollar. That’s less than the cost of a cup of coffee.

By forwarding it on, and getting this campaign more Indiegogo hits, you’ll increase the chances of this campaign going to a whole other level and being featured on the indiegogo home page.

Beneath the video at the top you'll see various ways to share this campaign. Tweet it, tell your facebook peeps, or use the share tools to spread the good word.  

This is a beautiful project if you would love to do a write-up on. Can we talk?  

Absolutely. Let's talk! Call us, or e-mail us and I'll get back to you right away: 415.377.4956  
E-mail us at art4allpeople@gmail.com

Other Ways You Can Help

• Join us at one of the Bridge  to the  Soul  events.

• Volunteer to be part of the Bridge to the  Soul in Turkey, San Francisco, or Berlin

• Volunteer to become a marketer for our campaign

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BECOMING PART OF THE BRIDGE TO THE SOUL EXPERIENCE!

May all beings everywhere know love and peace,


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    Thank you so much for support this Love Campaign

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    Postcard from one Bridge to the Soul exhibition sites. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page on the Art 4 All People Website.

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    An Original LOVE Art postcard created by one of the Bridge Builders, Ceylan Hulya, Lisa Rasmussen, and or Maria Marcus Jung. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page on the Art 4 All People Website."

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    Bridge to the Soul: Honoring My Ancestors-Ritual Documentation by Ceylan Hulya. Photographed by Lisa Rasmussen Original Digital Print limited edition print of 33 By Lisa Rasmussen. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page on the Art 4 All People Website

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    YogART for 6 people around the Heart Chakra with a signed copy of the YogART the Art Transformation. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page on the Art 4 All People Website

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    Social Sculpture Dinner

    Social Sculpture Dinner for 6 with Lisa, Ceylan, Tan, and Marcus and 6 of your friends. Amazing food, Q & A, and an interactive Art project for yours to take home. Public acknowledgment of supporter's name on a designated page on the Art 4 All People Website

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