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BUC to Host "Siberia Souls" Exhibit

Friday, Sept. 16 through Monday, Oct. 10, BUC will host “Siberia Souls,” an exhibition of LED light sculptures created by artist, neuroscientist and friend of our congregation Audrius “Andy” Plioplys. The exhibit arose out of Andy’s work on the Hope and Spirit project at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago, which marked the 70-year anniversary of the mass deportations to Siberia by Stalin and commemorated the victims of these atrocities. Four of Andy’s blood relatives died during NKVD interrogations, and eight were deported to Siberia. In the creation of Hope and Spirit, over 400 letters and photographs sent from Siberia were found and saved from oblivion.
Andy writes,
"In the LED light sculptures I incorporate these photographs and letters. If we remember departed individuals, in a sense they remain immortal. Memories are stored in neural networks in our brains. The photographic images appear from under layers of my own neural networks, brain scan images, and brain wave tracings.

The primary purpose of this project was to inform the general public of these events and the deaths of millions of innocent people. If history is forgotten, it will repeat itself. Recent events indicate that my concerns were indeed prophetic. History is repeating itself."

BUC will show seven light sculptures and four color prints. The rest of the works in the series will be on display concurrently at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is the world’s largest competitive art exhibit, taking over the entire city for a month. This sequence is being premiered at Fountain Street Church in an exhibit concerning social justice and is co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The exhibit will kick off with an opening and artist lecture on Friday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 9 PM. The church will be open for drop-in viewing hours on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM and Sundays from 12-2 PM. In addition, “Siberia Souls” will be featured as part of the Beverly Art Walk, Saturday, Oct. 1 from 12-7 PM.

Buddhist Meditation

Reverend Marcia Curtis is temporarily canceling the Sunday evening meditation until further notice. For more information please click redlotussangha.org.
We hope to resume the meditation and dharma talks in the next few weeks.

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