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Issue ll, Winter 2023

Visual Arts

Jackie Partridge

Tree Houses

Jackie Partridge is a mixed media artist working with handmade paper, recycled maps and objects living in Huntsville, ON, Canada. She graduated from Concordia University in 2018, in the Fibres and Material Practices Program. You can view more of her art installations here:

Nilanjan Shaw

A Lost Way

Nilanjan Show: In a small village where I grew up, surrounded by small mud houses and greenery, I never realized that I would come out of such a small place. My village is very close to Santiniketan. I grew up with a lot of care, but growing up was not easy for me. just as the water flows to the Kopai River, I have come out slowly, year after year: I have grown up with the love and affection of my mother. Since my childhood, I have seen only the sports, the open air, and the nature of the village. I remember my mother used to listen to Rabindra Sangeet and I used to sit next to my aunt to draw pictures. But I never understood how drawing slowly came to me...I remember when I was a child I didn't understand what I was drawing. All faces, Strange colors of flowers, Strange colors of all trees, Strange colors of the sky. I couldn't understand anything.

Ira Joel Haber


4 Houses




Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 300 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Creative Artists Public Service Grant (CAPS) two Pollock-Krasner grants, two Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grants and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists' Fellowship Inc. in 2017 & 2018 he received the Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA artist-in-residence grant.

Karen Elias

Mothers and Daughters

Two Poppies and The Fence

Karen Elias is an artist/activist who uses photography to record the fragility of the natural world and raise awareness about the climate crisis. Recently she has also been using photo-collage techniques to express the emotional nuances of our human connections and disconnections. Her work is in private collections, has been exhibited extensively, and has won numerous awards.