Salon 5 : The Miraculous, June 8th, 2018, featured a reading and presentation by Raphael Rubinstein and Heather (Bause) Rubinstein. Raphael shared excerpts from his book The Miraculous (Paper Monument, 2014), including his entry on three projects by host Kerri Scharlin. Heather and Raphael contextualized the book in their slide talk, which detailed their respective painting and writing practices and their collaborative public project The Miraculous in Houston

Raphael Rubinstein presenting "The Miraculous"
Raphael Rubinstein discussing his work and influences
Heather (Bause) Rubinstein presenting "The Miraculous in Houston"
Raphael Rubinstein
Mary Heilmann
The Miraculous audience
Heather (Bause) Rubinstein discussing her work with graphic design
Heather and Raphael
Heather (Bause) Rubinstein's slide talk on her paintings
Heather (Bause) Rubinstein "Recto-verso"
Heather (Bause) Rubinstein
Setting up for the presentation
Host Kerri Scharlin
Heather, Kerri, and Raphael
Welcome reception
Andrew Sanders, Jung Lee Sanders, Valerie Smith, and Holly Zausner
Asti Hustvedt, Jon Kessler, and Kathleen Madden
Kerri Scharlin and Howard Halle
Jane Hammond, Daniel Wiener, and Archie Rand
Yuko Otomo, Holly Miller, and Steve Dalachinsky
Carol Szymanski amd Lisa Blas
Baby's first Salon
Archie Rand, Maria Rand, Daniel Wiener, and Donna Moylan
Xiaofu Wang and Carol Szymanski
Jason Stopa and Mary Heilmann
Mary Heilmann, Charles Bernstein, Rhonda Lieberman, and Kenny Goldsmith's nose
Cheryl Donegan, Bill Komoski, and Mary Clarke
Photos by Christos Katsiaouni