“Its Not Just Clay,” various artists

“It’s Not Just Clay…”

…features handbuilt artwork of fourteen women from Corinne Peterson’s handbuilding classes, “Dreams, Myths, Stories in Clay” and “Explore the Ancient Innanna Myth in Clay” held at Lill Street Art Center in Chicago. These women of diverse backgrounds and ages, use clay to discover and express aspects of themselves not otherwise readily known or valued. The resultant works exhibit their curiosity, humor and courage.

Yarka Vendrinska

“Heart of Concern,” photography

Yarka Vendrinska photographed “people often overlooked,” the aged, the homeless and the sick. A truly concerned photographer, she sought out her subjects with care. Her style was simple, yet elegant, based equally on content and composition. She liked connecting with her subjects, who responded in kind. In them, she managed to find great humanity, which she portrayed in her images. This exhibition includes work from various projects, here and abroad. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Yarka Vendrinska Memorial Fund.

Graffiti Artists Invitational & Juried Show

“Surface Tension: the Graff Movement,” various media

Often overlooked as a respectable form of art, graffiti is greatly misunderstood and under-appreciated. ARC Gallery/Educational Foundation would like to re-present this powerfully stimulating expression of art and culture to you. “Surface Tension: the Graff Movement” is an exhibition that includes all variations of artists and media–from street to the gallery, spray paint to oil paint.