Using the sunflower as a metaphor, Nancy Beams explores expressions of trauma, recovery, and hope. A print maker and painter Nancy did an exhibit, talk and presentation for her graduating Independent Project at the SMFA (’15). She has also exhibited with Arches Sixth Biennial Student Print Exhibition, Boston, MA (’09); Violence Transformed, Boston, MA (‘09, ’15); Featherstone Center for the Arts “Now and Zen”, Edgartown, MA (’15); SMFA Graduating Student Exhibition, Boston, MA (’15) ; ARCworks, Peabody, MA (’16); Concord Art, Members Juried 2: Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media, Crafts, Graphics, Concord, MA (’16), the Martha’s Vineyard Artist Association at the Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA (’15,‘16); Boston Printmakers Members Exhibition, A State of Mind, Lamont Gallery, Exeter, N.H. (’16); and Three Stones Gallery, The Emerging Artist Show, Concord, MA (’17). She currently is a member of Concord Art, Cambridge Art Association and the Boston Printmakers . Nancy received her Diploma (2015) and Post Baccalaureate Certificate(2014) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a M.Ed. from the University of Maryland.