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










​Life Journey



Bumper stickers bleeding, quilted 
fine into disintegration, corners softening
and curling, the honors
rolls and fist shakes enmeshed and
illegible save hazing outlines like horizon
dressing a rear end.




Alex Wells Shapiro



​Inspired by Life Journey. Artist: Deanna Persson






Compass



ink will take space
it has fallen in: liquid
staining containers




Alex Wells Shapiro



Inspired by Compass. Artist: Rachel Hanson









Are There Malls in Heaven?



The work done
to contextualize yourself 
with fluff is no longer yours.

Previously puzzle pieced gears
ease the burden of elevation.




Alex Wells Shapiro






Inspired by Are There Malls in Heaven? Artist: Joel Armstrong










Naming the Unspoken was curated by Joe + Kathleen Isacson. 

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Alex Wells Shapiro 
About the Naming the Unspoken:
BosmanBury ShawCareyCorvusDenofrioEaslerEwert
MitchellNottinghamRekenthalerShapiroSmithSullivan Isacson