Images in this show give voice to the troubled times we face with dark atmospheric illustrations depicting the wreckage of war and natural disasters, but at the same time offer a sense of spiritual grace rising out of the rubble. Lanza's work invites viewers to consider aspects of spiritual transcendence lingering in the apparent wastelands of human experience.
"As the daughter of a progressive Methodist minister who served in Florida during the civil rights era and later taught biology, politically motivated art with a spiritual resolution is second nature for me, as is the love I have of teaching. I consider it one of the greatest joys of my life to be able to act as facilitator for artists from an amazing variety of backgrounds to come together, study, accept conceptual and technical challenges in the making of their works, and create communities of like-minded people." - Pamela Lanza