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April 11- June 15 2020



Finding Direction Together

The last month has been disorienting: constantly changing information about places we can go, precautions we have to take. 

Where do we go now, from here?

Looking outward for solace, inspiration, release, and perhaps a newfound intimacy of place. Looking inward for strength and unearthing our intuition, seeing colors blur and then brighten through windows, through screens and lenses of distance.

We are adapting to an ever-changing potential tomorrow. Masks we wear now, work we uncover and recover together. 

Safety and support is our new direction, just making sure our actions count - the ways we can cultivate courage and pay attention. Each of these works gives a different angle to help us redirect and pause. 

The North and South Faces and East and West Horizons stand as "walls" to turn towards, or as different directions we can choose – to walk, to look, to grow towards. The Sky and the Earth add the two remaining directions to the dimensions we occupy and inhabit and act as reminders of the Earth Day we celebrate this month. 

Imagine this virtual space as a room without walls that you can explore and perhaps poke at your own perceived boundaries and the connections we can make to each other across the social spaces online now.  Enjoy these wonderful works and please support the artists and the Beatnik by purchasing directly on the site. 

We would like to thank Deborah Tobin and Ted Quinn at the Beatnik Gallery for all of their support in co-hosting this show and live event for the community. We wish we could be with you in-person, but this site brings us together in a different way.

- Jenny Kane (Arts Connection Director)

Title Image - Caged #2 by Cindy Dillingham


the space between us, the things we share, the things we keep with us. forever.

panda landa

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IMG_20200308_135635876 (3) - barry Shaw.


You can explore introductions to each page here on the homepage by scrolling below or by choosing the links to each "wall" here or in the header. There are many options and pathways through these 75 works. Enjoy!







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Paint Smudge1 - Jackie Bell.jpg

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"These works were made during "stay at home" orders. They were made five minutes at a time -in between mom, house, and teaching duties. These works are five minute breaths, five minutes of silence, five minutes of grief, five minutes of anger, five minutes of forgetting, five minutes of focus."

Jacqueline Bell Johnson