East Gallery presents Earth Matters, an exhibition of work
by the 30-plus artists who create their art at Sanchez Art Center.
The word "Earth" actually holds or cradles within it the
word "art." One might say that "art" is at the
center of "Earth," and this small play on words highlights
the deep value we find in all the arts that nourish and inspire
our spirits. The exhibition also offers a chance to consider the
beauty of the natural world and the fragile state of the Earth.
Our planet is experiencing change. The majesty, beauty, and awe
of nature are there for us to see, but so too are the impacts caused
by climate change, sea level rise, pollution, and habitat and species
destruction. The intention of the exhibition is not only to share
with the public an insight into the artwork that is created here
at Sanchez Art Center, and why art matters so very much, but also
to highlight all that is astonishing about Earth and her creatures,
how we have impacted her brilliance, and why protecting Earth matters
for current and future generations as well as for our own souls.
Two special events
will be held as part of Earth Matters. The public is invited
to a Gallery Walk and Party, hosted by the Sanchez Art Center Board
of Directors in honor of the studio artists, on Friday, Feb 2, 6:30–8:30
pm. Artists will talk about their work. Then on the show’s last
day, Sunday, Feb 11, come tour studios and meet the artists from
1 to 3 pm. This event is followed by the 3:30 pm talk in Main Gallery
by artist Sara Friedlander and curator Susan Hillhouse Leask.
Sanchez Art Center
is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east
of Highway 1. Following opening night, the galleries are open Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, and by appointment, through Feb 11.
For more information, email info@SanchezArtCenter.org
or call 650.355.1894.