Mary Lou Newmark, Creator, is an award-winning violinist, composer, and poet.  She has a traditional classical background, with Master’s degrees in violin performance and music composition from USC and UCLA, respectively.  Her works encompass a wide range of styles and techniques, incorporating live performance, original poetry and electronically generated sounds into unique pieces that inhabit their own sound world.   She has received numerous awards for her talent as a performer and composer, including annual ASCAP awards, grants from the American Composers Forum and Mu Phi Epsilon, recognition in the Luigi Russolo Competition for electronic music and a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2002.  Ms. Newmark premiered as soloist her commissioned work, “Canto de Luz – Song of Light” a concerto for electric violin and orchestra with the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, March of 2003, in Montpelier, Vermont to rave reviews.  Ms. Newmark is a 2004 “Alpert Award in the Arts” nominee for mid-career artists doing “exceptional work within their discipline.”  Her most recent commissions have been from acclaimed double bassist, Tom Peters and the Sacramento based brass quintet, Curvd Aire. Continuing her role as music educator, Ms. Newmark maintains a private violin and composition studio in Los Angeles.  Visit her on the web at

Robert M. Fisher, Painter studied with Hans Hoffmann at the New York School, and worked on Hoffmann's mosaic murals, as well as for other artists such as Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Ibram Lassaw, and Herbert Ferber.   His Street Angel™ Series derives from his community work in New York's Bowery neighborhood.  Fisher had the honor of appearing in the PBS documentary "Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher Teacher/Artist," and was working on a book about Hoffman's mosaic murals, while he continued to paint and exhibit. Robert passed away peacefully in August of 2007.

Gary F. Clark, Photographer has been a Professor of Art at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania since 1972. His present teaching interests include Computer Art/Graphics and Drawing. His ongoing personal project for the last four years is entitled “Essential Humanity,” Portraits of the Homeless, which can be viewed at his website: His goal is to make a difference in the world through photography and art.

I would like to thank the people who shared their stories and gave me inspiration:
Micheal Teal, Zack Krichbaum, Kevin Michael Barbieux, Skald, Hakim Bey, Anna Lore, Lee Roy Simmons, William Thomas, Michelle Leclaire O'Neill and the many wonderful people I encountered on the street whose names I do not know