Women’s History Month Exhibition and Opening Reception at Arts Visalia
In March 2020, Arts Visalia will display a Women’s History Month Exhibition. In honor of Women's History Month, Christina Brunk & Abby Rubinstein's artwork will be on the gallery walls of Arts Visalia to tell the stories of their lives through their art. Abby and Christina have vastly different work with a commonalty of representation through expression. Abby Rubinstein: In 1943, at the age of fifteen, Abby Rubinstein began her studies at the art school of the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. Having won a scholarship after her first year, she continued her studies with Rufina Tomayo, Josephy Presser, George Pippin, Francis Chris and the watercolorist, John Bindrum. While studying paintings at the New York Museum of Modern Art, she was moved by the color of the Impressionists and the emotion and movement of the Expressionists like Soutine, Nolde, Roualt and Hyman Bloom. She says, "I seek a configuration of movement, color or atmosphere that corresponds with my innermost feelings. I use this as my vehicle, bending it, and developing it until it speaks for me and meets others with whom it can have a conversation." Christina Brunk: Christina Brunk is a native Californian. In college she studied art with an emphasis in photography at San Jose State University, where she explored personal themes surrounding her trauma and losses. She feels it's important to bring these topics out of the dark. Many people suffer in silence with these issues and those that speak out are confronted with awkward confusion. Her photography offers an opportunity to be introspective and invite other people dealing with these issues to the photography to begin a dialogue with others. She feels confident that her perspective and artistic voice can make a difference in the lives of others, but is happy just to be able to find peace in herself through this expression. The exhibition of Abby and Christina's work will be displayed March 4th through March 27th, with an opening reception on First Friday, March 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will also be an artist talk on March 7th at 2pm. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Jack & Charlie's, the Vintage Press Restaurante, and the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant.
Date & Time
Weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Mar 04, 2020 through Mar 27, 2020
12:00PM - 5:30PM
Arts Visalia Visual Arts Center 214 E. Oak Ave. Visalia 93291 CA US http://www.cencalilife.com/businesses/ca-visalia-arts-visalia-visual-arts-center