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Hope and Faith: HOMECOMING 

Art Exhibition: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - Friday, February 3, 2023 
Artist Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 5 - 8 pm 

After facing their past, themselves, and a ceaseless weathering of storms, HOMECOMING is the story of twin sisters, Hope & Faith, returning to their Genesis once again, this time bringing back a newfound understanding of the spirit of home. In the procession of this epic, the artists reflect on and revisit the past, drawing inspiration from source and memories of the Hero’s Journey. Through soulful iterations, spiritual metaphors, vibrant imagery, and childlike wonder, the pair investigates the power to call home, creating an immersive experience that travels multiple dimensions. The magic they’ve found in black rituals, food, and collective consciousness amidst their trials reminds them of how there is no place like home.


Paintings by Roger James 

Art Exhibition: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - Friday, April 21, 2023 
Artist Reception: Saturday, February 25, 2023 1 - 3 pm 

Roger James is a visual artist with over 20 years of oil painting and graphic design experience. James is very dynamic with the subjects chosen and brings out the vibrancy and personalities of the subjects. He combines elements of realism and surrealism in his paintings. 


Chris Combs: Refactoring 

Art Exhibition: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - Friday, July 14, 2023 
Artist Reception
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 6 - 8 pm  

Chris Combs’ artworks respond to pressing themes of surveillance, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic failure. He employs a wide range of practices to create circuit boards, software, and enclosures for interactive and time-based wood, metal, and found-object sculptures, which both embrace and question technology. Their custom circuitry is engineered by the artist and hand-soldered with millimeter-scale components. Combs’ sculptures address changes in our built technology environment—changes that often occur before we understand their implications. His artwork makes these macro-scale changes tangible, letting us consider them anew.