Beatrice Dettmann

4/1/2009 to 4/25/2009

“Reve de Rangoon,” oil on photographic reproductions of her oil paintings

The base of Beatrice’s paintings is photographs of smaller diary-like sketches.  These photographs are painted on in bright colors and presented as diptychs.  They show the fantastic landscape and the spirit of Buddhism in the sub-tropic world of Indochina.  But they might be traitorous: different layers show different truths.

Bulgarian American Heritage Center

Show ran from 4/1/2009 to 4/25/2009

“Pictorial expression of the Slavonic Alphabet by Bulgarian children”

Curated by artist Kina Bagovska.  Bulgarian children are introduced to their culture and language through the image of the Slavonic alphabel which was created by two brothers, Cyril and Methodius, over 1,200 years ago.  The scholar and educator respectively, created the Bulgarian Alphabet that has become the written language for all Slavic nations.    This exhibition showcases the Bulgarian children’s artistic expressions of that alphabet.

Sun H. Choi

Show ran from 4/1/2009 to 4/25/2009

“Flow of Memory,” mixed media

Opening Reception:  Friday, 4-3-09, 6-9 pm

Sun H. Choi uses everyday objects such as thread, string, rice paper and dried vegetables.  Through her work, the artist states, she wants to express the way in which she makes her own order out of chaos.  Working with shadow in her installation, she wants to suggest the echo of painful memories, but also share the catharsis for healing and change.  During turbulent personal experiences, Sun came to understand the fragility of life as well as the strength that helps one strive to resolve life’s struggles.