"A Confluence of Voices"
Susannah Israel at Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, California 2006
confluence, noun: "a gathering or merging, derived from the meeting point of two or more rivers."
This exhibition takes its title from a book my father Calvin Israel edited for the Modern Language Association. I agree with the meaning he intended, where the gathering point creates a powerful current of inspiration. My thanks to the students, staff & faculty of Contra Costa, Laney and Merritt Colleges for the inspiration gathered from all of your voices. - Susannah Israel, 2006