January 13th – March 3rd, 2021
Our exhibit is open to the public during open business hours, but you can also make our exhibit a date or a place to meet a friend and sign up for a reception time here.
Heroes and Mentors
We’re all looking for someone to help us and inspire us and someone to believe in these times. 2020 has been a very turbulent year for everyone and all of us look for leaders and mentors that appear to be
doing better than us or have advice to give.
This show is about all the Heroes and Mentors that have been or continue to be a beacon of life and hope for you. These people are the human form of our goals and aspirations made flesh. Maybe it’s a spiritual figure like Mother Teresa, or political like Abraham Lincoln, or a circumstantial overcomer like Helen Keller. Sports heroes and mentors have been an inspiration dating as far back as Spartacus and the gladiatorial games. These heroes and mentors certainly don’t have to be well known. Fathers,
mothers, friends, teachers and local community friends and leaders are most certainly heroes and mentors. Finally, we can also be inspired by the figures in fiction. How many people have been inspired by Wonder Woman or Thor or Yoda or Duncan Idaho. There are endless arenas to pull from. This show’s purpose is to give hope for a new year and remind us of how many amazing people are in our lives helping us and guiding us through both good and bad.
Words in Action!
Change does not start until our words become action. This show is about humans’ continual desire to push for the betterment of our living condition whether it is the environment we inhabit, the social interactions we experience, social barriers to the pursuit of happiness or any other tangible or intangible resources we need to survive and evolve.
2020 has been a year of global putting words put in action. Even in a year where the risk to stand near others is a deadly risk, we have decided to stand together and demand change. We have decided having
our words come into action was worth it.
Humankind has braved these conditions to stand up for the change they believe in throughout our history. This is the beginning of 2021 and we celebrate those who came before us with Present’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black history month. We continue their fight. The gallery has heard it’s art community and the overwhelming request for a show that focused on society’s unrest and it right to take action for change.
How do we express this in art? To give examples, Picasso’s Guernica, Carollee Schneemann’s Interior Scroll, Diego Rivera’s murals of workers rights or even whole movements such as the Dada art movement using found objects to infuriate people they felt caused World War I. You can use
symbolism, or realism, share beautiful pictures of places, people, plants and animals that are facing extinction, genocide, oppression or climate change. Share images of protests around the world. Symbols of solidarity such as the clinched fist of the resist movement, the peace symbol, and so many
more that are out there.
What changes do you want to see?