Sheila Ernst Biafa

“Alabaster City,” video

The title is taken from a line in the song “America the Beautiful”: “Oh, beautiful, for patriots’ dreams that see beyond the years, Thy Alabaster Cities gleam undimmed by human tears …” Today’s war events are ever on our minds, whether it be the situation in Iraq, Israel, or Afghanistan. The live news streaming in from these areas, the endless analysis, the second guessing and images we see make for a constant beehive hum of activity. The haunting shadow of 9/11 hovers above all. The word War is so repetitive; it begins to lose its meaning. Only the images stand out starkly to haunt us. We’re eating, drinking, and inhaling it. We stand, poised, on the brimming edge of our Brave New World, straining to see a glimmer of our vision of freedom.

Deva Suckerman

“Forgotten Meanings,” paintings on wood

By creating meaning from “forgotten” materials, Deva explores the human experience in a manner that is emotionally and spiritually provocative. The warm, sacred, and imperfect qualities of the wood combine with balanced yet somber figures as a means of exploring life’s duality. What develops is an honest and authentic exploration that encourages viewers to respond in a way that is both personal and universal.

Kina Bagovska

“Rhythm,” paintings

Rhythm as movement and a way of living in the universe, rhythm as structured order and continuity–the circulation in nature and the seasons, rhythm as repetition–the changing of day and night, rhythm as traffic lights: red, yellow, green. In this exhibition I’d like to show paintings having music as the main theme.Through graphic and plastic elements, I present musical pictures with their associative translation as image and plastic.

William Alexander

“Madman Series,” paintings

Alexander’s recent paintings use the image of the human face to convey deeply moving psychological states of mind. His work communicates personal torment and anguish that is often overwhelming in its scale, in its expressionistic treatment of paint and physical distortion, which allows the viewer to experience an introspective voyage of the mind. Self-taught, and working by combining a variety of media such as oils, acrylics, varnishes and sprays used in non-traditional ways allows the artist to “depict intense feelings.(and thereby) releasing negative energy in a creative.

ARC Artists

“What Were We Thinking?”, various media

A look behind the scenes of ARC members’ sketches, writing, experimental flights, sidetracks, abandoned ideas.pick through our brains for cheap: all works for sale, proceeds to benefit ARC.

Betty N. Bulter and Itala Langmar

“Responsive Art Project,” paintings

This project involves making paintings as a response to the other’s work. These artists make use of the circle, or Mandala, which according to Jung is a process for tapping inner vision. In this way the work is a road to discovery and transformation.

Ying Yu Annie Liao

“Abstract Annie,” paintings and drawings

My images come from my unconscious, from dreams and are an expression of my desires, my emotions. My painting is spontaneous therapy that helps me to keep the yin and yang in balance. Annie uses her artwork to share her inner world with the viewer. Staying true to her Asian heart, a woman’s heart, Annie works as a modern abstract artist from the Orient. Annie visits America from Taiwan.

Jaymes Leavitt

“Balls,” photography

Jaymes Leavitt is a Boston based artist and photographer. His work focuses on artists and the creative process. Exhibits include Monique Goldstrum Gallery NYC, Boston Public Library and Northeastern University.

Alex Pitt

“Si, Cuba,” photography. In 1988, Alex Pitt was invited by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be the first American student to attend his film school in Havana, Cuba. Due to conflicts with the school’s Cuban administration, Mr. Pitt spent much of his time exploring Havana with his Cuban friends outside of the school. Having recently returned to the island, Mr. Pitt documents the lives of ordinary Cubans with the help of his old friends.