With a Broken Wing: Women Surviving Oppressions Postcard Show

I am participating in a Post Card Show titled “With a Broken Wing: Women Surviving Oppressions”.The postcards will be on view at the Urban Art Retreat Center in North Lawndale and be on exhibition from February 15th-March 29th. The piece I am submitting focuses on the amazing aptitude of women over the years.

A Little About Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center(CUARC). They seek to bring people together by offering socially impacting art, positive programs, creative workshops, women retreats and volunteer opportunities that can engage a community. To accomplish this mission, CUARC offers a safe retreat center that encourages artists, individuals young and old, to come and get involved in activities that are healing, creative and productive. CUARC believes that art can be utilized for positive change and artists themselves often inspire.

Snapshots of LA Exhibition

The weather in LA was fabulous and the quality of the art work in the museums I visited was breath taking. A highlight of mine at the Getty was the sculpture garden to the right of the tram before traveling up to the main campus. Unfortunately, during this visit I did not make it to the MOCA but did get to visit LACMA. I was not disappointed with my choice. LACMA  has an entire room dedicated to German Expressionism. The image of the sculpture grouping was a cellphone snapshot I took at LACMA. This is definitely a gem and a must see if you are in LA. The contemporary artworks there are just amazing.

The exhibition at Gallery 825 was a blast. The exhibition was so well attended that it was challenging just to view all the artwork being exhibited.

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Momentum: 40 Years of the Women’s Caucus for Art at Gallery 825

I am heading down to LA for the art opening of “Momentum” next week. The exhibition opens today February 17 and the reception is being held on February 24. Check out the digital catalog below that was created and posted on YouTube. If you are in the LA Area please swing by and say hi. My work can be found on page 110 & 111 at time 8:45& 8:46 on the video.

Momentum is part of ‘Momentum: 40 Years of the Women’s Caucus for Art’, held in Los Angeles, February 22-27, 2012. The Women’s Caucus for Art Conference is held in conjunction with the College Art Association (CAA) Conference.

Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator, LACMA

February 17 to March 2, 2012

Friday, February 24th, 2012 6-9:00 p.m.
Here’s a preview video of the work:  Momentum on YouTube