Bondarchuk's work has had common thematic elements of animals and language for the past several years, examining linguistic and physiological connections between animals and humans. From varied perspectives, Karen has been inspired to explore the fraught boundary between human sentience and what we assume—or guess—to be the limits of animal reasoning power, which entails communicative abilities as well. All events are free and open to the public. Exhibit is held at the Netzorg-Kerr Gallery which is located at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Gallery hours are 10am to 6pm Monday through Thursday, 10am to 9pm on Fridays, and 12pm to 6pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.