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Considering the current social and environmental anxiety increasingly prevalent in these times, Sanchez Art Center staff developed an exhibition focused on artists creating visual stories about personal and climate resilience and this crucial skill for coping in the 21st century. The resulting exhibition "Resilience, adapting to challenging events" showing in the East Gallery presents the works of 29 Bay Area artists. In addition to presenting the works for in-person viewing in the gallery, the exhibition is also available online at SanchezArtCenterVirtualGalleries.org.

In, Some of My Best Friends are Buddhists (oil on nested panel), Barbara Kibbe reflects on how bad things happen, but staying calm and recognizing that "everything changes" and "there is suffering" doesn't need to take the fun out of life. Kibbe's statement notes, "The painting is meant to show life throwing stuff at us from all directions – the kind of stuff Buddhists float on like the sea." MGP Anderson's oil on canvas, titled "Courage" depicts a woman walking through a wasteland followed by trouble, but her resilience is the strength to keep going forward as it's the only way out.

Commenting on her joyful work, Last Laugh (acrylic, tissue, paper, pencil,ink), Dobee Snowber shares how "Aging is all about resilience. The art of knowing that the only constant is change and it is really about how we respond. Laughter is resilience, possibly in its purest form." Working in mixed media, Joy Broom layers elements from the natural world and family history, dismantling and reassembling pieces from old photo albums and scrapbooks, putting together a new "safety net" in these uncertain times.



Gallery Walk/Community Event
Sat, June 24, 2:00 pm

Sue Hammerland notes, " It's easy to become overwhelmed when thinking about how we're forever altering (if not destroying) the wondrous and beautiful natural world we live in. In my work, I'm looking to create visions of alternate worlds in which flora and fauna adapt and flourish (Against All Odds Tidepool), creatures meet to discuss human folly (Pangolin, Bat and Hornet Convene to Talk About Humans), and an extinct bird can survive in the desert and guard an egg (Dodo In the Desert)." "I Will Survive" (acrylic) was titled by ConReis as an homage to the famous Gloria Gaynor song as it defines the power of nature to prevail no matter what. A deer represents both the fragility and strength of the moment in the piece punctuated by the colors of fire and burnt trees and smoke. Yet there is light to represent hope.

The community is invited to attend a free gallery walk and engagement event focused on Resilience on Saturday, June 24, 2:00 pm.

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 July 9.

The opening, talks, and gallery visits are free as part of the center's focus on "Creating Community through Art".



Upcoming Exhibitions: Click here to see the 2023 schedule