Then and Here
a two-person exhibition @ dvaa
Exhibition Runs: May 1st - 12th, 2019
Public Opening Reception:
Wednesday, May 1st 2019, 6 - 8pm
About the exhibition:
Then and Here is a small group show organized by smARTbusinessconsulting.org featuring works on paper by Linda Dubin Garfield and photographs by Susan DiPronio.
Garfield's works on paper and DiPronio's photographs are inspired by memories and memoirs. In conjunction with this exhibit, Garfield has organized mixed media workshops for residents of Atria Senior Living Life Guidance Memory Care Unit. The work created by these residents will be included in the exhibit. The opening reception is also a birthday party for Garfield, and in lieu of gifts, she is requesting donations to the Dementia Society of America. A representative from the organization will be at the opening/birthday party with materials for distribution. This exhibit is organized by smARTbusinessconsulting.org. A portion of sales will benefit the Dementia Society of America.
About the Artists:
Linda Dubin Garfield, an award-winning printmaker and mixed media artist, creates visual memoirs exploring the mystery of memory and the magic of place, using hand-pulled printmaking techniques, photography, collage and digital imaging. She also creates installations that include public participatory art, especially when she is exploring themes relating to women in today’s culture. In 2005 she founded ARTsisters, a group of professional artists who empower each other and their community through art. In 2007 she started smART business consulting, helping emerging artists reach their goals and their audience, providing consulting and coaching on the business side of art through individual, small groups, and workshop experiences as well as providing opportunities to exhibit work. Today she serves on several non-profit boards and appreciates her good fortune to be able to make art every chance she gets.
Susan DiPronio is a visual, performance, and literary artist that uses her work to address issues facing women in the world today. Susan has shown works in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C., and Deleware.
Susan has a broad artistic practice that has included poetry, essay writing, directing short films, writing plays, photography, creating fiction, and conducting writing/art workshops for the underserved. She offers the workshops for free in an effort to create community among the participants and to help others write and share their personal stories in order to foster healing. A survivor of trauma, cancer, homelessness, and homophobia, Susan hopes to create safe spaces where a group of people can form a connection, challenge expectations, and support each other.