Chicago area fine art exhibition in the northwest suburbs. Submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, metal. Contact Kathleen & Joe at submissions@culturea arts.com for details. 
Heading image by Alan Thomas










​And So Began His Career as a Cowboy



First came the crisp white shirt with the pearl buttons.
Next were the boot cut jeans with the turquoise belt.
Then the tooled boots with the pointed toes.
"You could put one of those right up a snake’s ass," he said.
In the autumn of his 83rd year my dad rode his cow pony up to Heaven's gate.
God recognized that crisp white shirt.




Sue Rekenthaler





Inspired by My Dad's Favorite Shirt. Artist: Teresa Parod








Rainy Morning Blues




Our sweet street is melting in the rain.
The fog so thick that even if you were here
I could not see you.





Sue Rekenthaler




Inspired by Rainy Morning Blues. Artist: Alan Thomas​







When Christ Returns



"Nothing good? On the contrary," he said.
"These are my new disciples. These are my new carriers of the faith."
Fishers of men now wait on the corners.They search the eyes of each passerby.
Christ will show up in a fedora and ripped jeans.
Be ready!
Do not cross to the other side.
This rag tag group will lead you home. In those dirty pockets are the keys to Heaven.
Hold out your hands. Open your hearts.



Sue Rekenthaler




Inspired by Nothing Good. Photographer: Carrie Dodt​






Naming the Unspoken was curated by Joe + Kathleen Isacson. 

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About the Naming the Unspoken:
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