“zaftig rebellions brought to life.” Whether coupled, “sorting their good fortune on a Sunday bench or nuzzling on one another,” they are “so intertwined as to reveal a real profundity.”

Freddie Styles of Atlanta, Georgia is a professional artist who has been exhibiting for more than 30 years. Styles, an asthmatic as a child, has stated, “The earlier work dealt with the pain of my childhood–the current work deals with triumph over that pain. My future work will be a celebration of life in today’s intricate society.”

Ann Tanksley attended the Art Student’s League and Parsons School of Design in New York City and presently lives and works in Great Neck, New York. “My earliest recollection of a need to create began on the first day of kindergarten when I was separated from my mother. Over the years I have found the act of creation extremely therapeutic.”

Maxwell Taylor, a painter and printmaker, was born in the Bahamas, and attended New York City’s Art Student’s League and The Printmaking Workshop. In the words of Robert Blackburn, director of The Printmaking Workshop, Taylor senses “the illustrative poignancies of the human condition, and also understands concepts that move people deeply.”

Chester Williams is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Florida A&M and has been a professional artist exhibiting for more than 30 years. His work is entering a new phase: “All of the works are me. I still embrace every one; but neither life nor my art seems as whole, contained, or as simple as it once did.”

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