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Chance Encounters

by Elaine Weiner-Reed

I do not believe in coincidences... Everything happens for a reason.

36" x 24"

Acrylic on Linen

NFS (Private Collection)

Elaine Weiner-Reed's "Masks and Mirrors: An Exploration of Identity" Solo Exhibition Series explores identity in all its facets, phases, trials, and tribulations. From one's first glimpse of self in the mirror to survival across time thanks to defense mechanisms with which we arm ourselves, this exhibition and series honors the journey, celebrates humanity, unravels relationships, and contemplates the Legacy of a life well-lived. Everyday heroes walk with and among us. Their lives inspire!


Track 3:

“Don’t Want To See You Anymore” - Original Lyrics and Music by Gerald Richard Ingley - Singer/Songwriter

© 2019 Lyrics and Music - Gerald Richard Ingley (“Jerry”) - All Rights Reserved. Published here with Jerry’s express permission.

Gerald Richard Ingley (Jerry) found inspiration for his song “Don’t Want To See You Anymore” in Elaine Weiner-Reed’s painting "Chance Encounters." About what he saw in the painting that inspired his song, Jerry writes:

I saw a club or restaurant, a guy at a table with two glasses, and a woman in the foreground with her back to the table. I took the position of the woman and built a story of her not wanting to see him anymore, but too often seeing him and remembering him, and how she tried to get over him... the encounter in the club is the basis for the final verse.”

Note: Soundtracks 1 and 2 contain the Artist’s reflections may contain background music. When audible, the credit alternatively goes to one of these extremely gifted musicians and their bands: Miles Davis (Kind of Blue - © 1997 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.); Miles Davis (Miles Better - © 2007 Kings Road Multimedia Ltd); Chimene Badi (Le Mirroir - © 2006 Universal,; and Maynard Ferguson (Storm - © 1982 Maynard Ferguson Music USA Inc., 1994 Avenue Jazz/Audio Video Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.