Images by participating Artist, Sergio Gomez
Last night, The Beverly Art Center hosted a reception for "The Art of Influence... Breaking Criminal Traditions"--an exhibition created to raise awareness of global criminal traditions. Each piece of art, included in the exhibition, has been chosen to allude to the human rights issues at hand. I've selected pieces that straddle the line between the dark reality of the world and the intense beauty of empowerment and freedom. The work may be interpreted in either light. Last evening, many of the artists were in attendance for the festivities.
The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture by fifteen fine artists from around the country. The exhibiting artists are: Corinna Button, James Deeb, Sheila Ganch, Clair Girodie, Sergio Gomez, Andrea Harris, Paula Kloczkowski Luberda, Richard Laurent, Kathy Liao, Zoriah Miller, Nancy Rosen, Lorraine Sack, Valerie Schiff, Barbara Simcoe, and Anne Smith Stephan.
The Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibition continues through May 18th. All of the exhibited work is available for purchase. The Beverly Art Center is located at 2407 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60655