The USC IGM Art Gallery opened a pair of new exhibitions during a reception from 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 15.

“Spiritual Matrices: Poetic Prayers & Penlight Performances” is by Susan Sims Hillbrand, and “Free Will/Positive Moment” is by Mike Becker.

Mike Becker with one of his featured works of art, titled, "Faceman."

Mike Becker with one of his featured works of art, titled, “Faceman.”

Hillbrand’s exhibition, and her book from which it is derived, consists of text in the form of poetic prayers, plus photographic penlight performances. It springs from her search to gain understanding of life-affirmative human behavior and her belief that we are all capable of sharing and leveraging our inner light. The exhibit will be accompanied at the opening reception by a live presentation that includes a musical thread composed by her son, Kyle Hillbrand.

Becker’s exhibition provides text and images intended to initiate institutional transformation and motivate discussion among leaders from in both the public and private sectors. Inspired by Becker’s book of the same name, “Free Will/Positive Moment” is a self-help guide regarding reciprocal relations in interdependent systemic process. Concise, yet illustrative, the exhibition illuminates a language and thought process that enables cross departmental/cross organizational collaboration.

The IGM Art Gallery is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and by appointment on weekends. The Institute for Genetic Medicine is located at 2250 Alcazar Street, 2nd Floor on the USC Health Sciences Campus.

Both of the new exhibitions will continue through Feb. 26, 2016.