“The creative process is the quintessential act of communication, both with oneself and with others. We work independently and collaboratively in many of the same media. This show was specifically designed to spawn conversation and discussion about our society and the human condition. Differences should be explored and respected. Inequities should be recognized and eliminated.” -Kelly and Beate
“Thanks to everyone who has ever taught me anything, especially my Maestra, Mary Stoppert, who has taught me everything from Dada to Dowelling; my co-pilot Linda Pauel who is always on my side whether being critical or complimentary; Erica Rand who showed me ways to infuse my voice into my visuals; to my many friends, who are my family, who have helped me to make it to this day with their love and support (if you think this means you, it does); and to my parents who never seem to understand it all, but keep hanging around anyway.” -Kelly Hensen, May 1992
“I would like to thank the entire Art Department at Northeastern Illinois University and all my teachers, especially Mary Stoppert for the knowledge and continuous inspiration given to me during my studies. I am grateful to all my fellow students at Northeastern and to my co-workers at Good’s of Evanston for their friendship and support. I am thankful to my mother for her love and spiritual infuse in times of need.
Finally, I want to give credit and thanks to my best friend, mentor, and husband, Misha, who for four years supported all my efforts and endless struggles to become a better human being. Without him and his love I could not have achieved what I did.
I would like to dedicate my part of this installation to our three daughters and two sons, in the absolute conviction that they will do their part to improve the human condition.” –Beate Minkovski, May 1992
(Banner Image: “Veiled Woman #3” by Beate Minkovski | “38x24x36 #3” by Kelly Hensen)