Joanne Ruggles

Show ran from 6/7/2006 to 6/30/2006

“Stone of Hope,” paintings

The artist  introduces us to a new body of figurative paintings created to address the political and religious ferment of our times. As the series evolved, the artist was diagnosed with breast cancer and through her art struggled to make sense of a personal world that shockingly mirrored the greater world gone mad. ARC’s Special Events Gallery – a small and intimate space – acts at once as gallery, asylum, and chapel. Timeless conditions of the human psyche are captured here in sensuous color, sly seductive paint handling, and intimate scale. Close inspection is required. Ruggles unflinchingly examines intense emotion and her audience might  just experience discomfort on the way to finding empathy – but this studio art professor deems that a worthy goal for all who are willing to take the journey.

Karen Jayne Belcher

Show ran from 6/7/2006 to 6/30/2006

“The Waiting Room,” mixed media installation, including medical equipment, supplies, and records

Lauren Targ & Mary Rachel Fanning

Show ran from 6/7/2006 to 6/30/2006

“Crush,” audio/video

“Crush” utilizes oral confessions combined with video imagery to share this common, yet individualistic experience. The audience can choose to participate in our “Crush Confessional.” Have you had your “Crush” today? Come eavesdrop on someone else’s, or confess your own.

Amy Zucker

Show ran from 6/7/2006 to 6/30/2006

“Gerotown,” mixed media installation

“My work is informed by my experiences working as a registered nurse in geriatric psychiatry. It attempts to challenge stereotypes while honoring the older adults who I have come to know.” – Amy Zucker

David Bechtol

Show ran from 6/7/2006 to 6/30/2007

“View from the Forest Floor,” digital photography

A macro-photographic study of beauty often missed in nature. “We tend to see the beauty on a grand scale, but often overlook the details or what requires close observation.”

Ellen Roth Deutsch

Show ran from 6/7/2006 to 6/30/2006

“Precious Body,” glass beads sewn on silk, some embroidery

Images of human organs are transformed by beading and embroidery into sparkling, jewel-like objects of singular richness and beauty. Deutsch intertwines her dual interest and background in both science and art to express the magic of the body.

Marilyn Schulenburg

Show ran from 6/7/2006 to 6/30/2006

“Fly Free,” acrylic and collage

The world of Schulenburg’s imagination is made visible through paint and collage.  The result is imaginative colorful birds which become surprisingly human.

Women’s Caucus for Art, Chicago Chapter

Show ran from 6/7/2006 to 6/30/2006

“Midwest Region Juried Exhibition,” various media

Juried show by members of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) Midwest chapters. The exhibition is sponsored by the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art.  The Chicago Artists’ Coalition May Artists’ Salon will be held on May 17th, Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm at the gallery.

Susan Mart

Show ran from 6/7/2006 to 6/30/2006

“Gatherings,” colored pencil drawings

“Gatherings” consist of 100 plus 3x3x1 inch blocks of colored pencil drawings on paper construction. “I think of these blocks as snapshots of my mind remembering bits and pieces of a place or time without being too specific. These individual pieces provide the opportunity to select and rearrange my world.”