Lael Burns

Secret Place Lael Burns’ artwork is delicate dance.  The murky, fleshy shapes and celestial glitter bodies tell a story of opposites that interact.  It is a painful struggle.  Within the intricacy of this exchange, of these gruesome and pleasing elements, there is beauty. “Making art has always been a way for me to process life

“…anything I paint these days has a deep, spiritual meaning.”

In the Gatehouse Gallery on the St. Aloyseus Catholic School grounds, Sr. Helen David Brancato paints and displays her work.  Almost no space is left free, and she has many more pieces to add to the rotation.  On this Saturday afternoon, she was painting Biblical figures Ruth and Naomi.  The piece that is nearly half-way