Paintings & Proverbs ~ art exhibition at Susan Hensel's Gallery (Window), on 35th and Cedar Ave. So
I have been making portraits from life from people in the community, including Somali and Oromo elders, some made with the assistance of interpreters. These large portraits and other small paintings will be on view from May 7 through June 24 in the window gallery ~ free to the public. (The gallery is otherwise closed during these dates, when Sue uses the space for her studio.)
Also, with the assistance of elders and teens in the community, I've created small paintings which include proverbs in several languages. These sayings and proverbs explore the inheritance of cultural wisdom and identity. Also, they have been a fun way for me to learn a little Somali language, as I work in the community as a health educator, as well as an artist.
If there's any way that you can spread the word about my upcoming exhibit, thanks in advance~!
FMI: I have created an event page on MN Artists: http://www.mnartists.org/event.do?rid=332758
and on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/130714407117922/
Also, you can view my portraits on 2 websites: MN artists - http://www.mnartists.org/artistHome.do?rid=112219
or Picasa - https://plus.google.com/photos/117747621002829922098/albums/547228549525...
and/or my blog: http://pamelagaard.blogspot.com/