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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Finding Beauty in a Broken World: In the Spirit of Frida Kahlo

Exhibition Dates: July 1 – August 29

A mixed media exhibition juried by F. Lennox Campello.

Frida Kahlo: Her Art & Her Pain with F. Lennox Campello
Thursday | July 16 | 6:30-8:30PM | Free & open to the public

Opening Reception & Awards: Friday, July 17, 2009, 5:30 – 8:00PM

Frida Kahlo remains one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, but her spectacular life experiences, writing and views on life and art have also influenced many artists. Frida always painted herself: her pain, her anguish, her sorrow, her passion, as well as her triumph over disability. Her paintings and retablos celebrate a life constantly reinventing itself, in spite of the physical disability that strove to confine it. This exhibition will showcase the work of artists influenced not only by Frida’s art, but also by her biography, her thoughts, and her writings.

Featured Artists
Priscilla Pompa Alvarez, Sally Brucker, Mark Caicedo, Kathryn H. Cook, Veronica Ebert, Elissa Farrow-Savos, Amy Freeman, Tanya Gramatikova, Manuela Holban, Diane Kahlo, Lily Lash, Maria Lupo, Marla McLean, Laura Pallone, Judith Peck, Reginald Pointer, Nancy Pollack, Chrys Roboras, Katya Romero, Janna Stern, Henrik Sundquist, Yayo Tavolara, Helen Zughaib

Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U St NW
Washington DC 20009
202-483-8600
www.SmithFarm.com

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