with the selected works of:
- Julie Mardin / Digital Images - juliemardin.com
- R. Gregory Christie / Paintings
- Ruth A. Antrich / Paintings - artoncards.com,
- Sevestet / Installation
Highlighting the UNISUN theme:
can all be different, but still “be” in a harmonious closeness
over a moving panorama"
Tuesday, October 1, 2002
6:00pm-9:00pm with Poems & Performance &
Event includes a “Second Reception” on: Thursday, October 17, 2002
6:00pm-9:00pm before we close the show with MORE
FOR HEALING GALLERY
. 405 W. 50th Street (W of 9th Ave.)
artist herself, Ulku Unsoy says in curating THE GLOWERS:
SEE, THINK and CREATE to INSPIRE.
And so we go on to look at a BETTER WORLD and TRUST.”
Please join us to see the recent works of four NY based artist in dialect
- lingua franca with the World,
unveiling the possibilities of universal ideas,
within a remarkable harmony Created TOGETHER!
This minute-modest- small- diminutive wee teeny weenie weensy ,
yet beamy -open to the world- amenable show GLOWS right up
with steps from tradition to abstract, in the midst of…
each artist sparkling individually and differently,
while also creating a glorious harmony as all-in-one,
as they conduit the ideas independently,
their works revealing the yearns of our era,
As ONE and as ALL, lighting the most collectively
asked questions of MANKIND.”
The Glowers exhibition shows a unique combination of opposites
in diverse mediums.
It unites the dissimilar art works of various sizes
and materials that are used in varying techniques, to
communicate a call for: interacting positive energy.
the four GLOWERS of “THE GLOWERS”
move the edges of the four walls, by four GLOWING artists,
connecting their vision out into the world.”
/ Digital Images - Exhibiting photomontages of “sandwiched
transparencies” since 1996 in various museums, galleries
and non-profit spaces, she now explores the digital tools
achieving the awe-inspiring effects in her brilliant compositions. She illuminates saying “The use of bright
colors and bold graphics plays on the media and pop culture's
techniques of merchandising. A society perpetuates violent
partly through its own violent toys and the fanciful way
that it markets them. As the use of force remains our primary means of solving problems,
I feel the need to simplify my images, and to make a case
for the positive paths that are in danger of being abandoned.
I touch on ecological concerns that also relate
directly to the pacifist urges of my earlier work.
Symbols of combat still do appear besides those
of utopian ideals, showing the depth of the struggle,
and the need for constant soul searching. I hope
to create some kind of dialogue between the two extremes,
and thus some kind of healing through hope, and a whole-hearted
embrace of idealism, with a taste of irony, and even self-mockery,
thrown in for good measure.” - www.juliemardin.com
with her work
Photo courtesy of Art for Healing
/ Paintings - His work connects the viewer with
art, moving them further on to connect with others through
art, by the concepts which he inspires.
He is an adept observer of a society and a civilization
who views it from the outskirts-either from a highly spiritual
standpoint or from the vantage point of a mendicant. Beyond
his moving visual art compositions, his words out: “All
of us, linked by nature, are not all that much separated
by culture. It takes tolerance and time, however, to comprehend
another's desires and needs. And those who search long
and hard enough--those who truly look and strive to see--will
find an Asian or an African who needs the same things
out of life as a European or a Middle Easterner.
They will also find the expressions of beauty and creativity
that all cultures offer.” Christie’s many
accolades include the 1997 Corretta Scott King Illustrator
Honor Award & Smithsonian magazine selecting the book
he pictured as a “1997 notable children’s book.”.
Kirkus Reviews praised the book as “a challenging
endeavor, and an accomplished one,” and Lee & Low
published a third book in May, 2001 entitled DeShawn Days
by Tony Medina, illustrated by Gregory. His artwork has
also appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice,
The New Yorker, Parenting Magazine and on numerous CD
and album covers.
Ruth A. Antrich
/ Paintings - Ruth Antrich’s painting methods incorporate
a multitude of textural elements and abstractions playing
with transparency effects on two-dimensional sculptural
formats. Her various works have been in many exhibitions
since 1987, both in USA and International
exhibitions and a 1993 trip to Senegal, West Africa
re-directing her art. Ruth's fascination with the culture
of Africa led to a brief period as a makeup artist for
a Harlem-based children’s dance group which became the
source of inspiration for her current “Imaginary Tribe”
series. Ruth’s Words: "I am intrigued by this microcosm
of the world and the rainbow of life here in New York
Since masks have traditionally been used to dramatically
express different meanings in various cultures, I work
within an improvisational perspective. As I develop
each mask painting, I imagine them to be meaningful to
all people, regardless of their backgrounds and culture,
conveying a tribe that is the tribe we all belong to
the human tribe.” - web-site: artoncards.com
and Julie Mardin during the opening Photo courtesy of Art for Healing
reception of the exhibition
/ Installation: The rhythmically shifting balance between
the closely integrated themes of “Destruction…Riven…Renewal…Decomposition…Reconstruction…”
are provocatively captured by her giant size paintings
on free-form canvases. She uses the darks and lights complimenting
one another, around the warm -mostly red- colors, in stirring
historical sensitivity for the contained dispersion and
fusion of energy reflects in her work suggesting her concern
for the social upheavals of the present and future.
Coming from a great ancient- city Istanbul, she
valued, carried and connected her early intimacy in the
arts throughout most of her life here, in another great
new- city New York. She says: “All aspects of our lives,
and styles have encouraged me to become a lover of life
and people. I
have always believed that our creative experiments and
works, reflecting some part of ourselves, should be the
universal language. They are expressed as social values,
human sharing, and human integration.”
Loren Ellis and
Ülkü Ünsoy, during the opening
reception of the "Glowers"
Photo courtesy of Art for Healing
About Unisun World and "The Glowers"
can be all different, but still in a harmonious closeness
over a moving panorama"
administrative organization which was
created with the purpose of “Opening dialog between
the people of different communities and cultures through
arts and creativity”.
UNISUN works on building a broad network and an influential mosaic,
supporting intercultural events.
The “Speedy Evolutions” on the human communication
systems are playing a massive role in “Global Unification”.
UNISUN projects take the other important role of
creating new bridges for the shortfalls of the growing
new demands between people, especially for those who need
to cross these bridges
around the idea of globalization.
special projects are designed to make the gaps smaller
between people of different backgrounds.
This approach gives an opportunity to involve many
GLOWERS - Visionaries & Artists - to participate in
this ongoing process.
UNISUN WORLD represents a growing number of selected
artists who can show the universal aspects of their work
from diversified backgrounds. Artists works have the significant potential
to make differences in the World. UNISUN focuses on this potential and brings people from different
cultures together through
art events and programs, to highlight and emphasize
universal common traits.
WORLD is open to collaborate with other national and international
cultural & educational associations in upcoming projects. The increasing lists of participating artists, supporting friends
and organizations from educational, cultural, social and
business relations are the most valuable resources to
pursue this goal.
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About Art for Healing, Inc. NYC and “The Glowers”
not for profit organization supporting the visual and
enrich life through the arts; one is healed spiritually,
mentally, then physically."
For centuries, it has been a well-known fact that physical
and mental healing can be achieved through interacting
with the arts. A peaceful level of enjoyment and understanding
of life can be found through artistic participation. After
9/11, museums and galleries reported record attendance
of visitors looking to art as a healing force and sanctuary.
Art for Healing believes it is even more important than
ever to enjoy and enrich our lives through the arts.
Art for Healing, Inc., NYC supports emerging,
professional, visual and performing artists with exhibitions,
teaching opportunities and appearances at various private
and public spaces. Our goal is to bring exhibitions, musical,
poetic and dramatic performances to hospitals, nursing
homes, underprivileged children’s centers, libraries and
other institutions that are in need of exposure to the
The Art for Healing organization offers
interactive programs, such as art classes, readings, meditation
with the use of art techniques, healing with colors, video
screenings and community outreach programs for professional
artists, as well as for interested people with little
or no experience. “Parent and Me” is a special program
we are developing encouraging the interaction between
a parent and child through the language of creative -
expression, which also enhances the development of problem-solving
skills. Our workshops are designed to inspire creative,
self-expression and communication. Working with the hands,
one’s mind grows and a calm and peaceful feeling is reached.
our receptions at our midtown Manhattan gallery, we encourage
our exhibiting artists to be present in order to have
a dialogue with the public. The artists will present their
ideas about creativity and how art heals their spirit
and enriches their lives. This gives the public a deeper
appreciation of the artwork. Independent curators select
local artists for exhibitions and this experience educates
the curator in interacting with artists and the public.
The curator will also discuss with visitors why and how
an artist was selected for a particular exhibition.
Loren Ellis, M.F.A, Director, artist and
teacher, recognizing the importance of art education in
our community, founded Art for Healing, Inc., NYC in May
of 2000. Loren participates as an exhibitor, organizes
workshops and seminars as well as assists curators with
arranging exhibitions. As a free service, artists, actors
and poets are welcome to use the Art for Healing Gallery
between exhibitions to share their work and to educate
and enrich life for all. The organization often has materials
available to both visual and performing artists.
Art for Healing encourages experimental
collaborations and presents programs that present visual
and performing arts at the same event so that everyone
present can share this unique experience. Ultimately,
through Art for Healing, our society is enriched by the
arts that we nurture and everyone enjoys a peaceful, spiritual
healing and a deeper appreciation of life.
"Glowers" is presented by Unisun
World Org. in association with
Art for Healing Inc.
and Director at Unisun World:
Ulku Unsoy > e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art for Healing Inc.
and Artist at Art for Healing:
Loren Ellis e mail >