A False Start to a New Beginning

By Carolyn Rhinebarger / August 19, 2021

New Beginnings is a work I painted last December, just as news of vaccine approvals was making headlines. It depicts that celestial moment when daybreak begins but the night sky is still above us. For me, it felt like the dawn of a new time for the world. The dark specter of the pandemic still…

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Delta Means Change

By Loel Kathmann / August 3, 2021

After getting vaccinated, I had curbed my (maybe unhealthy) fascination with my countys’ Department of Health data. And a handful of weeks ago? I had a skip-happy-hand-in-hand-with-the-CDC moment when I stopped for street corn, realized I had left the house without a mask, aaaand realized it was safe to pop in for my takeaway treat…

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What now?

By Adriana G Prat / May 31, 2021

It’s like closing the door behind us and entering a familiar place we have not visited in a while. We know what we should do, how we should act, but there are behaviors from our recent past that we have now acquired as too essential for our lives to be whole. With hesitancy, yet with…

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Turning the Corner

By Paul Pedulla / May 11, 2021

Not sure what’s around the corner, but it’s clear we’ve somehow turned the corner on the pandemic. On the road of life, uncertainty is always with us. But when knowledge, science and faith are all on our side, we can face the unknown with a smile. Moving ahead without fear is like a breath of…

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Solace Driven

By Dori Miller / April 11, 2021

When I arrived in Philadelphia, I was disappointed by the lack of snow accumulation. However, 2021 was different. After a year of isolation and lack of the usual, a natural abundance rained down. All I could see around me was a world full of free, sculptural material.  “Snow dumplings” inspired my snow poems body of…

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Finding Certainty and Self in COVID

By Simon Grant / April 3, 2021

The pandemic has changed much of what we took for granted. It has corroded the familiar and left many of us with uncertainty and doubt. I have seen the way my family and friends have handled the isolation, the loss of freedoms, and their vulnerability. I have witnessed deep introspection about our sense of self…

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Hope and Faith in What Will Be

By Hetal Mistry / March 25, 2021

The pandemic has made my resolve to help people find the wonder in all of creation through my artistic lens even stronger.  The piece depicted here, Hope, was completed as the pandemic progressed. The message, in the words of Buddha, is to accept what is, let go of what was, and have hope and faith…

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Covid Constrained Compositions 2: Bacilli

By Yeside Linney / March 20, 2021

Have you ever wondered whether you are truly protected from infectious diseases ranging from the common cold to more deadly threats like rabies or bird flu? When you travel, are you protected from the many infections abroad? According to most histories, the Spanish Flu ended in 1920. This is wrong: it did not end, and…

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Covid Constrained Composition1: Stasis

By Yeside Linney / March 18, 2021

I had intended my artwork series: “C3 Series – Covid Constrained Composition” to be a geological reflection of the Cornish Jurassic coast in England, referencing Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch. However, all I could think of was the enforced stasis we’re in and the inability to plan ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic. Restricted…

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Pandemic Traces

By Jane Sherrill / March 14, 2021

These drawings were made during this past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, from March 2020 to March 2021. I think of myself as a landscape painter—I’ve been painting land/seascapes for more than ten years. When the stay-at-home orders began, I knew I wouldn’t be getting into my studio often. I grabbed some simple supplies so…

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