Art & Beyond Special Issue. Planet of Joy 2020

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Planet of Joy. 2020 GABO

RED APPLE. Acrylic on Canvas.

Felice Willat

MOLOKAI MAIDEN. Photography.

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Planet of Joy. Virtual Exhibition 2020



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Felice Willat

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Elena Panimasova

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Art & Beyond published 8 times a year. Six (6) Online issues and Two (2) printed issues. Distributed to the galleries, museumes and other

Path Of The Open Heart 4 Patrizia Paiar Essential Oils - the Gift of Mother Nature Marina Nigido 5 Fine Art Gabo 6 Elena Panimasova 7 Felice Willat 8 Jacob Ebriani 9 Joyce Aaron 10 Donna Angers 11 Janna Arutyunyan 12 Uma Aslam 13 Irina Chelyapov

Jenik Cook Gabi Domenig Asya Fadeyeva Gala Kovshilovsky Vered Galor Debora Gillman Georganne Heller Shalla Javid Linda Klibanow Lina Kogan Lark Pilinsky Cindy Rinne Roland Jenni Souter TatYa Tatiana Yartseva

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Essential Oils -

the Gift of Mother Nature

I’ve been fond of Essential oils for many years. They have supported me in many aspects of my life. I cannot imagine even a day without using them. I developed my love for plants and natural medicine in childhood while observing my grandmother practicing folk medicine in her small village near Saint Petersburg in Russia.

Marina Nigido

Later in life, while studying the Art of massage therapy, I discovered Essential oils. It has been fascinating journey ever since.

What are Essential Oils? Essential oils are a true miracle of nature. These health promoting and life-sustaining aromatic liquids are derived from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds, carefully preserving the wealth of natural constituents inside. These distinctive components defend plants from insects, harsh environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve and adapt to its surroundings. They are very complex and powerful substances. Referred to as the essence of the plant, pure essential oils not only protect the plants but also determine its aroma. Essential oils have been used throughout time dating back to 4500 BC. From perfumes and pleasant aromas to embalming and medicinal purposes, essential oils were used in every day life for centuries. In modern days, research shows that pure essential oils can provide benefits to humans and animals similar to those they give to plants. Now more than ever Essential oils becomes powerful allies that protect us from the ravages of our modern lifestyle. One thing you have to keep in mind is that not all Oils are created equal.

When we use essential oils to support and create balance in our bodies, we make sure to use the highest quality. We want our oils to do what they are meant to do - help us gain control of our moods, increase our energy levels and make our bodies feel great. Unfortunately, as more people learn about and seek the benefits of essential oils, consumers are exposed to tons of inferior copycat products. There is a big difference between pure unadulterated essential oils and what is being mass-marketed on retail shelves. Based on my extensive research, I choose to use only Young Living

Essential oils because of the high standards of their Seed to Seal Process and their close attention to sourcing, science and standards. With Young Living Oils, all you get in the bottle is what the label says.

The benefits of using pure Essential oils are numerous. Here are just a few. 1. Ease Stress and Anxiety. Aroma has a powerful influence on us and inspire a positive emotional state. - Lavender, Frankincense, Orange, Bergamot, Jasmine, Rose. 2. Improve Your Physical Wellness, Support muscles and bones health. - Peppermint, Wintergreen, Black pepper, Copaiba, Helichrysum. 3. Enhance Spiritual Awareness - Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver. 4. Support Immune Function - Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Oregano, Thyme, Lemon, Ginger. 5. Purify Home and Make it Your Sanctuary - Lemon, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Eucalyptus. 6. Rejuvenate Skin - Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Geranium, Rose. For questions and more information please contact Marina Nigido at or visit • 5

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MEDALLION. Acrylic on Canvas.

A vein of fantasy runs through the Armenian spirit, and thus through its art. In contemporary Armenian painting, that vein can come to the surface as sober, even foreboding. More often, however, it manifests light-heartedly, even whimsically. It makes the exotic out of the everyday and makes readily available the impossibilities of the imagination. Gabo mines this vein, and the ore he strikes happens to be rather more colorful than most. He also is less hesitant than most to refine that ore extravagantly, so that his images appear not simply fanciful, but lush and expansive, brimming with humor and passion and vibrant lust. A Gabo painting, at once jewel-like in its detail and sea-like in its vastness, at once induces and 6 • Art & Beyond • September 2020

satisfies cravings for sensual pleasure – and it all happens in the eye. All five senses, and the sexual drive for good measure, are addressed on some level; you would think that the pictorial level could represent the others only metaphorically, but the gratification seems more immediate, and more thorough. Gabo is less poet than chef, less chef than host, less host than master of ceremonies. By Peter Frank Presented by LarkGallery


Elena Panimasova


ELENA PANIMASOVA is Russian artist born and raised in Minsk, Belorussia. She was self-taught under the guidance of the experienced master Olga Bazanova, a wonderful St. Petersburg artist. “I have many different hobbies. Painting as a way to break away from reality. Writing as a way to explain and change reality. Audio recordings as an opportunity to realize my acting skills. And I still go to work every day,

five days a week. Through this combination of rational and irrational I gain integrity. Ånd art as a means of harmonization is present in all my manifestations.” - Elena Panimasova.

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Felice Willat


FELICE WILLAT is an award-winning travel photographer and publisher, whose images from Burma, Morocco, China, Vietnam and Argentina, capture the beauty of the human landscape across cultures. Willat's photographs have been juried into the Los Angeles Center for Photography, Photo LA, Photo Independent, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, the Brand Library, Glendale, CA, and numerous other venues across the United States and in London, UK and Italy. In 2010, Felice won First Prize, for her Travel images in the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs‚ annual juried exhibition. 8 • Art & Beyond • September 2020

In 2009 Felice published The Quiet Between, Song of Burma, a book of photography and poems. Felice sees her camera as providing a sense of time expansion and stillness. She says, I could capture a moment, something sacred or commonplace, an unconscious gesture, a tattered clothesline, a red plastic pitcher, or a worn prayer book. I like to leave the familiar, travel to far-away places, and find the gift of really being present. Presented by LarkGallery


Jacob Ebriani

QUEST FOR BEAUTY. Oil on Canvas.

For JACOB EBRIANI, making art is a spiritual act, an intimate conversation between a man and his God. Jacob's paintings are meditations that explore elemental themes underlying the material world. Sur-naturalism, his signature technique, transcends surrealism with dreamlike insights into fundamental workings of nature and the human spirit. Jacob grew up in Tehran surrounded by the sounds of Sufi poetry and músíqí-e sonnatí — Persian classical music. Selected as an artistʼs assistant when he was just ten years

old, Jacob began to transpose that aural tradition into a visual context. While his instrument is a brush, his canvases have the narrative quality of songs, or poems. But it was Sufi mysticism, the intoxicating dance with the divine that guided poets like Rumi and Hafez, that fundamentally shaped his work. “The mystical side of the mind is very close to music,” says Jacob, “to a beautiful painting.” Presented by LarkGallery • 9

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Joyce Aaron


JOYCE AARON is a Visual Modern Artist that studied her craft for over fifteen years under one great Tai Artist. Her intricate usage of paint and blending techniques create warmth and lovely highlights in her special Fantasy and Whimsical Designs. Joyce's goal has always been to connect, sweeten and brighten ones inner soul! Her Cheerful and Deliberate strokes of Lovely Contrasting Hues, could be considered her Signature. Presented by LarkGallery

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Donna Angers

SARA. Oil on Canvas.

My work is politically based and emerges from a place of inspiration and social concerns. I must be inspired by the subject I am compelled to recreate upon canvas. It may be the stance of the person, the color of their skin, the shape of their body or what they are wearing. The best portraits are when the soul of that person emerges from behind their eyes. Even when I paint a tree or a rock, I become one with the object. Whatever it is, when I paint, I become excited, sometimes frustrated and finally satisfied as I see what I have created with the help of my ancestors, long deceased. I believe being an artist involves a social responsibility to incite change and transform consciousness. It is also to bring peace to a troubled soul. I believe if I had started oil painting at 13 instead of 63, I would have been a fashion designer. I love the lines that form

the shape of the human body, and the texture of cloth and its movement upon that body, like a human tree fascinates me. When I was young there were not many images of young, defiant, black women like the ones described in the poetry of Maya Angelou such as "I'll Rise" where she writes, "Does my haughtiness offend you? you may shoot me with your word, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise. Does my Sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise that I danced like I've got diamonds at the meeting of my things?" I love my work to be powerful! Presented by LarkGallery • 11

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Janna Arutyunyan

IRIS DANCE. Acrylic with Resin Finish.

Born in the vibrant architectural capital of Tbilisi, Georgia, JANNA ARUTYUNYAN inherited a passion for art and expressed herself through creative outlets such as painting, caricature, poetry, writing for her school paper, and fashion design at the Tbilisi Fashion Academy. This fueled her entrepreneurial spirit in starting her business as a fashion designer in Georgia in the 80’s. In 1991, Janna immigrated to the US in pursuit of the “America Dream” continuing her studies in Management as a single parent of 3 young children. Although, Janna calls Los Angeles her new home, with her passion for travel and adventure, Janna developed a greater appreciation for cultural enrichment. In 2018 Janna was invited to an art showcase featuring acrylic fluid paintings and at 55 years young, a new passion for mixed media emerged. Janna immediately began researching 12 • Art & Beyond • September 2020

and education herself in this field and soon after, took steps to develop her own style of three-dimensional floral paintings and birthed what is now “Janna Passion Art.” In the past 2 years, Janna has challenged herself in mastering new techniques such as “blooming effect” and has pursued studies under the tutelage of Australian artist Shelee Carruthurs. Applying her newfound knowledge, Janna finds innovative methods to paint without brushes, including the utilization of household items such as craft sticks, pins, toothpicks, straws, yarn, water bottles and paper towels. Best known for her “Iris Garden” series which was highlighted in her solo exhibit, Janna is dedicated to transforming her serendipitous art therapy hobby into a lifelong passion. Presented by LarkGallery


Uma Aslam

WHAT LOVE FEELS LIKE. Oils and Acrylics.

I was born in Manchester, UK and have resided in both France and Spain where I would say my artistic journey really began. Before this I had embarked on many different career paths and occasionally dabbled in drawing and painting as a past time. Now, of course, art is my life and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. After a series of synchronicities and divine guidance I was led to my next destination, in the

north of Spain. Just one year later I was fortunate, brave and inexperienced enough to open a gallery and studio space in a small town called Sant Feliu de Guixols just outside of Girona Spain. Presented by LarkGallery • 13

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Irina Chelyapov

ROUSSEAU CAT. Acrylic on Canvas.

"Highly influenced by artists like Hopper, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Diebenkorn, I paint multicultural urban Los Angeles with all its contradictions and poetry. I am trying to blend my classical European artistic background with a contemporary conceptual approach. In the LA urban environment I am looking for and finding manifestations of eternal human values, such as love, faith, longing, and the striving for a better life. I try to see real people and their life through the facades of the buildings, depicted with much love and connection." - Irina Chelyapov. Presented by LarkGallery

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Jenik Cook

WATERFALL OF CIRCLES. Acrylic on Canvas. No question but the painting of JENIK COOK - and hardly less the work she realizes in other media (most notably ceramics) -is abstract-expressionist. But it is not necessarily Abstract Expressionist. That is, however much it may evince the DNA of mid-century American "action painting," or even European counterparts such as tachism, l'art informel, or CoBrA, Cook's art only incidentally revives the method, much less the look, of these bumptious, scrappy art movements. Rather, to power her vision, she goes back to the roots of gestural modernism, finding dancing line, elastic contour, and fervid color in surrealism, in fauvism, in expressionism itself. The painting of Pollock and Kline, and of Fautrier and Jorn, gives Cook permission to work unfettered like this, and gives us the context to comprehend fully - even to empathize kinesthetically with - what she does. But she is not emulating, much less imitating, Afro or James Brooks in her graceful, muscular paintings on paper or rehashing Sam Francis or André Lanskoy with the rhythmic clots and scatterings of pigment that collect on her canvases (well, on a wide variety of more-or-less canvas-like support material). Look instead to Miro, Masson, Marc, or Münter, Pechstein or Picasso, Marcks or Matisse, for Cook's sources. Indeed, look into Cook's own cultural heritage. The line that whips and loops throughout Cook's oeuvre, whether hurling forms across canvas expanses or tracing them on the sides of pots, whether describing slashing trails of pure pigment or the sinuous contours of human bodies, is no more a painted line than it is a written one. It is made less with the whole body - although one can sense a change of stance, a hip motion, in so many of these dancing

whiplashes - than with the whole arm. These gestures issue from the wrist and the shoulder. They are in fact as much inscribed as painted. Their energy is not just telegraphic; it is calligraphic. If the vivacity of the image bespeaks Cook's Armenian blood, the rhapsodic curvaceousness of her line betrays her Iranian childhood. As comfortable speaking and writing Farsi as she is Armenian, Cook marries her disparate cultural sources -which of course now include the western European and American influences of her adult life - into an aesthetically cohesive mix with a surprisingly broad formal reach. Perhaps the breadth of that reach, given the variety of sources, isn't actually so surprising. But it is always a bit startling to witness - that is, to be allowed to witness - an artist master such a conceptual and expressive range. Most artists have this range in them, but so many suppress it. For her part, however, Cook refuses to suppress her stylistic multivalency. Not only does she not limit her vision, but she uses that vision very consciously to drive her artmaking in as many ways as it needs to go. She may edit, but she does not self-censure. Her style, ultimately as coherent and personal as a signature, emerges from and among her plethora of approaches, approaches which themselves spring from her persistence, her prolific output, her knowledge of art, and her irrepressible verve. Jenik Cook's art springs forth -in several directions at once. ­– Peter Frank Los Angeles January 2010 Presented by LarkGallery • 15

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Gabi Domenig

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?. Acrylic on Canvas.

GABI DOMENIG was born in the medieval town of Lienz in the East Tyrol. She graduated from the Commercial Academy, and worked as an au pair in London and Rome. Gabi's dream of studying art at the Mozarteum in Salzburg did not come true when she failed the entrance examination. Then she studied history and German for two years at the University of Salzburg. After working at a bank in Salzburg, Gabi returned to Lienz in 1994. As an employee of the Austrian Tourism Board and later on in the family business, Gabi participated in many individual exhibitions, projects and 16 • Art & Beyond • September 2020

national and international group exhibitions in galleries and art fairs in Austria, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA and Brazil. You can find her artwork in renowned national and international art books, art magazines as well as at online galleries all over the globe and in private collections in Austria and abroad. She has won many international awards and was a 2017 finalist at the Global Art Award with her picture, "Paradise Madonna." Presented by LarkGallery


Asya Fadeyeva


ASYA FADEYEVA was born in the city of Sochi, Russia. She studied at Grekov Art School in Rostov-on-Don, Russia where she was named Student of the Year. From 1975 to 1995 she worked as an artist in one of the biggest art companies in the Soviet Union where she participated in many art exhibitions and had her work recognized in countries including Russia, Armenia. Ukraine. In 1996 she immigrated to the U.S where

she continued her art career, creating beautiful and unique paintings. For the last 3 years, she has dived into the art form of sculpting, creating many different ceramic sculptures that represent her vision of Harmony and Nature. Presented by LarkGallery • 17

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Gala Kovshilovsky


GALINA KOVSHILOVSKY’s paintings derive from her Russian origins. One feels the breath and wildness of a massive country and yet the simple handy work of its dedicated population. Galina’s paintings capture the sprawling epic of the erosion of tradition with visually striking exploration of color in its infinite variety and vitality. Her paintings, be they large or small, capture the imagination with visually stunning swirls and movements of the eye, emotion and the imagination. We are left breathless with the fascinating lovingly layered colors where the rules of organized thought clash and intersect with rituals and beliefs. We are moved. We are coaxed. We are seeing and drawn into a study of inclusiveness always before us. Presented by LarkGallery 18 • Art & Beyond • September 2020


Vered Galor

MY MUSHU. Digital Art.

VERED GALOR earned her AA in Architecture BA in Art and MA in Sculpture, in the 70ties. She started her career in the arts as artist, art consultant, curator and educator in the 80ties. As an artist she worked in sculpture, photography and collage medias. She created mixed media hand blown glass sculpture, darkroom special process photography and digital photographic collages. She consulted large cooperation in art collecting and promoted collaboration and integration of art and architecture through art exhibitions in their offices. Galor had shown with galleries since 1981 in Los Angeles California, Fort Collins and Loveland Colorado and the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art in 2014 to 2016. In the 90ties she started her teaching in the Learning tree University and later in the

College of the Canyon. She has been writing about art issues since 2013 and published a book with her art and poetry in 2019. “My Mushu” is her last collage that combines the joy and pain of having a beloved pet and losing it to a stroke. Life is a mix of joy and sorrow, happiness and sadness says Vered, all are part of growth and living. Mushu was a Siamese female cat that loved people and loved talking, just like humans. She always wanted to be with you and near you, on your lap and on your table. Vered misses her a lot. Presented by LarkGallery • 19

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Debora Gillman

APPLES WITH RED BORDER. Acrylic on Canvas.

DEBORA GILLMAN has studied art at UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, Otis and Los Angeles City College. Exhibits include a group show in the Adult Education Division of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; individual and group shows at Park La Brea, including their annual “Art in the Park” events, where she has contributed a variety of award winning banner art and Tower Art designs. Other venues 20 • Art & Beyond • September 2020

include The American Museum of Science & Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Don O'Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles and The JAN Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work is also part of the permanent collection at Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles.

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Georganne Heller

A PLACE CALLED HOME. Acrylic and collage on Plexiglass board.

GEORGANNE ALDRICH HELLER, daughter of the famous fashion designer and art collector Larry Aldrich and a successful designer is an artist in her own right. She makes collages building on the vision that drove her long career as a theatrical producer in New York. Each collage and boxed construction represents a setting of evolving mysteries, opening the way to surreal dramas inviting viewers to enter the world of her dreams, yet unruled by any sort of literary

content. Instead, Heller favors a lucid, iconic approach where the “thingness” of shapes and substances is allowed its own expression, her visual reasoning riding on the dynamic that powered western art through a half century of experiment, from cubism to De Stijl. Presented by LarkGallery • 21

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I AM CITIZEN OF UNIVERSE. Acrylic on Canvas.

SHALLA JAVID is a professional artist accustomed to living life without borders. This has helped her move beyond the self-imposed confines of medium and subject into an exploratory realm of endless possibilities Ms. Javid is Persian born, but the inspiration to become an artist came during a family trip to Paris when she was eight years old. After years of painting, she has learned to evoke emotion from her work. She creates abstracts, with a lot of surface quality and vibrant colors. Shalla's work is filled with motion and excitement. Presented by LarkGallery

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Linda Klibanow

GOING HOME. Mixed Media Collage with Found Objects on Board.

LINDA KLIBANOW was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York in 1950. In 1972 she received her degree cum laude from Harvard College (Radcliffe) in Russian history and literature and in 1975 her law degree from Yale Law School. She relocated to Southern California in 1976 where she has been practicing labor and employment law on the employer side, later on the plaintiff/employee side; for more than two decades she has worked as an arbitrator and mediator of such disputes. In rare moments Linda nurtures her gardens, whistles and dances with her parakeets, and adores her "rescue"

dogs: Sylvie RenĂŠe, a Brittany Spaniel, and Margot Lin, a predominantly German Short-Haired mix. Linda is also in a rudimentary stage of learning the concertina. Klibanow lives with her loving husband and partner in crime Ken Peveler. The pandemic has afforded her the opportunity for near total immersion in the so-called "Swedish death cleaning" process, making room, finally, for activities of imagination and expression. Presented by LarkGallery • 23

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Lina Kogan

AREA OF THE CIRCLE. Mixed Media, Collage on Canvas.

LINA KOGAN was born in Kiev, Ukraine, where she graduated from the School of Visual Arts. She has always strived to find balance between her passion for arts and interest in technology. Lina has pursued her interest in visual art and has studied ceramics and sculpture in Los Angeles since 1996. Lina's clay and mixed media creations have been very well received in exhibitions at the Orlando Gallery, The Style Lounge, Pacific Design Center, VIVA Art Center, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Xiem Gallery, Red Dot Gallery in Palm Springs, Neutra Museum in Silver Lake. Her art is in private and corporate collections nationwide. Lina participates in the Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art in Davis, California, and is a member of Los Angeles Experimental Artists group. Presented by LarkGallery

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Lark Pilinsky

RED BLOSSOM. Acrylic on Board.

LARK PILINSKY, the Russian-born, Los Angeles-based artist and writer, began her visual art activities as a collagist. She began her professional involvement with art as a journalist advocating for other artists, specifically the ArmenianRussian Bunker group; but as her connection deepened to the adventurous and open-spirited Bunker artists, she found herself moved to make art herself, with their encouragement. In her most recent paintings Lark becomes most completely a painter at the same time as she employs paint in an almost collage-like way. She attaches strokes of pigment to one another and the canvas rather than modelling and blending them into conventional representations. The active quality of her surfaces emerges from this visceral approach; the paint retains its physical presence, its objecthood, perhaps at the expense of the subject but ultimately to the benefit of the mood. Presented by LarkGallery • 25

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Cindy Rinne


CINDY RINNE is a San Bernardino artist and poet who has created fine art for over 40 years. She started creating fiber art over 30 years ago. She had tapestries in “Woven Stories” at MOAH (Lancaster Museum of Art and History) and at RAFFMA at Cal State San Bernardino for “Voices of Ancient Palmyra Resounded.” She participated in “50/50, FIFTY/ FIFTY, The Creative Magic of Collaboration” at the Progress Gallery, Pomona, CA. Also, “I Pity the Poe” at The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles. Cindy was featured at “100 Vibrant Artists at the Neutra” in Los Angeles. Cindy curated and exhibited at Chaffey Community Museum of Art and the Inland Empire 26 • Art & Beyond • September 2020

Museum of Art. She exhibited with “Old Broads” curated by Karen Karlsson in several southern California galleries. Her art was at the Ontario Airport through 2019. Cindy was selected for “Hobson’s Choice” at the Torrance Art Museum. She has exhibited at the Beatnik Lounge and La Matadora Gallery in Joshua Tree and is represented by Desert Peach Gallery in Yucca Valley, CA. Presented by LarkGallery

CINDY RINNE creates fiber art and writes in San Bernardino,

CA. Represented Poet by Lark Gallery, LA, CA. She was Poet in Residence for the Neutra Institute Gallery and Museum, Los Angeles, CA. A Pushcart nominee. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, art exhibits, and dance performances. Cindy is the author of several books: silence between drumbeats (Four Feathers Press), Knife Me Split Memories (Cholla Needles Press), Letters Under Rock with Bory Thach, (Elyssar Press), and others. Her poetry appeared or forthcoming: Anti-Heroin Chic, The Poetry Barn, Verse-Virtual, LitGleam, and others.

Photograph by Edwin Vasquez

“Letters Under Rock” a poetry performance by Cindy Rinne and Bory Thach collects many landscapes and faith traditions. Their story of an orphan Wanderer (Cindy) and a Nomad (Bory) reaches across time and space through love letters left under a rock. Full-color images throughout capture their performance wearing art costumes by Cindy Rinne. Published by Elyssar Press.

Dear Nomad, Native soil Old roots Worn stones Saguaros march Birds gather Raven floats Canyon ash Hummingbirds

“Knife Me Split Memories” is a chapbook about survivors including Clay Vessel Woman, three-time cancer survivor, and the Mosaic Goddess. Full-color images with Cindy’s photographs. Published by Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library. Books available at (signed) or

Dead branches Red hills Tears swell Eyes sting I drink from the well, swallow ancient language, earth fire.

Copper & Light Her indigo shadow becomes a shimmering copper silhouette Fragments shine Lightning shoots toward her from Bear She realizes, This is the voice of my body

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SHAMAN NECKLACE. Antler Fossilized ivory.

Living in Alaska influenced the work of ROLAND whose kayaks were on display in San Francisco and show the influence of the native traditions. Later he went on to create a pink alabaster sculpture whose form and shape is used in Alaska to welcome strangers into their village. Roland combined mechanical and artistic abilities brought about a first surprise with his creation of a modified 1969 Triumph motorcycle for which the pieces and parts were 28 • Art & Beyond • September 2020

all hand made. The motorcycle is currently on display in Northern California. He is currently creating for a special commission two new alabaster sculptures influenced by art from the South Pacific. Presented by LarkGallery


Jenni Souter


JENNI SOUTER is a native of Sandusky Ohio. She learned to paint at the young age of 5. After studying in art, art education and environmental art education, she graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in painting with a minor in art education k-12. She has continued to nurture and cultivate her passion for art through her role as elementary art teacher. She currently resides during the school year beside the water lilies in Huron Ohio. Summers and weekends are spent near Detroit. She has been slowly building her career towards becoming an exhibiting artist. Presented by LarkGallery • 29

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TatYa Tatiana Yartseva

DREAMS. Acrilic on Board.

"To make art and see it being born from my own hands fulfills one of my greatest dreams. I like the moment when a new creation is not yet mine, not yet in my imagination - but already is tickling my subconscious. Working with paints, knowing their elasticity, and exploring new textures and color shades allows me to move them on the canvas spontaneously. But it only seems so. In reality it happens under the guidance of my soul. It is my soul that expresses itself on canvas, showing its flights and falls, joys and sadness, and then gives birth to an image. My hands only choose and move colors around, before the appearance of a new image gives rise to new fantasies." - TatYa TATIANA YARTSEVA. Presented by LarkGallery 30 • Art & Beyond • September 2020

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