This book shows the work of 23 artists from John Paul Caponigro's Next Step Alumni. There is a special introduction from John Paul Caponigro. Each of the 23 artists' artworks in the first Next Step Alumni Show are presented. Additionally, you will find a biography and description of each artist's personal Next Step Experience. The process which led to the creation of the 2009 Next Step Alumni show was complex. Each artist, under the direction of John Paul Caponigro put together a comprehensive body of work, a personal web site, and a book of their own in preparation for this show. Each of the artists is grateful to John Paul Caponigro for his mentorship and supportive efforts in this process.