Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Helen Redman and Six Decades of Art...

FIG member Helen Redman is presenting two exhibitions in upcoming months. The first is The Other Side of Birth, six decades of art devoted to the “lifelines” of her children and grandchildren. 

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery’s opening reception is Thursday, March 12 from 5-7 PM. It has taken her a year to birth the catalog to this exhibit—a visual and written memoir featuring 80 art reproductions from 1962-2014. Essays by Amy Galpin, Alessandra Moctezuma, Malia Finnegan Serrano, and Redman's family capture the spirit of this venture.
Helen Redman: The Other Side of Birth  
San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Exhibition: March 10 — April 14, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, March 12 from 5-7 pm
Artist’s lecture at 7 pm, immediately following reception in G101
Conversation with the Artist at gallery: Friday, April 10, 1:30 pm

A slightly different selection of works, also curated by Alessandra Moctezuma, will be shown at the
Women's Museum of California: April 23 — May 31, 2015

Helen Redman: Through a Mother’s Eye

Stay tuned for more information about the second show...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hello, My Name Is...

FIG member Lynn Susholtz presents her art exhibition called "Hello, My Name Is..." in collaboration with The New Arrival Center students at Crawford High School. The opening reception is Friday, February 6, from 5-7 PM, at Bread & Cie Bakery & Café, 350 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.

“Hello, My Name Is...” tells the stories and dreams of travel, relocation and growing up. Students from the New Arrival Center worked with Lynn Susholtz and their teachers to create art that tells stories of their travels from their home countries.

The New Arrival Center serves immigrant and refugee students providing a solid foundation in oral and written English for students who are new to the United States. Across the New Arrival Center at Crawford, most of the students have had some form of interrupted formal education and have experienced varying degrees of violence and trauma. These students have already overcome enormous obstacles in their young lives and are now learning a new language, culture, social, and educational system. They strive to achieve their goals and better their lives with a level of sincerity and enthusiasm that belies the awful situations that many of them have escaped. That they are now able and ready to share their stories is a testament to their will to survive and now thrive.

The exhibit continues through March 1.