The Art of Influence. Breaking Criminal Traditions (Art Exhibit)

It is my pleasure to invite you to an exhibition I am proud to be part of opening this Saturday at the Beverly Arts Center.


Apr 18 – May 18

Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, IL 60655

Reception May 3, 7 – 9pm

The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions is a fine art exhibition created to raise awareness of global criminal traditions. Criminal traditions are ancient, ongoing rituals that kill or maim millions each year, yet are rarely considered crimes. They include honor killing, child marriage,acid attacks, bride burning and more. Each piece of art included in the Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibition-has been selected to allude to the issues without being overtly obvious. The content of the show walks a blurred line between the horrifying reality of the world in which we live and the intense beauty of empowerment and freedom. In creating awareness and beginning a dialogue, we can support those affected by encouraging change-change that can only come from within each culture.


Corinna Button

James Deeb

Sheila Ganch

Claire Girodie

Sergio Gomez

Andrea Harris

Paula Kloczkowski Luberda

Richard Laurent

Kathy Liao

Zoriah Miller

Nancy Rosen

Lorraine Sack

Valerie Schiff

Barbara Simcoe

Anne Smith Stephan



Cheryl Jefferson, Author & Producer
Richard Laurent, Award Winning Painter & Producer
Chuck GniechExhibition Curator 

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Sergio Gomez Mask of Deception Acrylic on paper/canvas 33″ x 84″ 2007




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