College of the Desert is proud to announce Six Women’s Perspectives, a series of 3 new concurrent exhibitions of artworks: Ann Phong: The Migration; Meg Walling, Andrea Raft, Pat Kodet and Sylvia Torres: Abstracted States of Mind; and Naria Kitahara: Returning to My Roots, on display from January 14 through February 14, 2020. An artists’ talk will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 3:30 - 5 p.m., followed by the gallery reception between 5 - 7 p.m. at the Walter N. Center for the Arts. Live entertainment by the musical group, Kill the Radio, and light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
Ann Phong: The Migration, on display in the Cravens gallery, features Phong’s amazing paintings that speak of her experience as a "boat person," escaping from Vietnam’s repressive communist regime to the United States in the early 1980’s, and her efforts to navigate new surroundings in a foreign country and to assimilate into a new culture and way of life.
Meg Walling, Andrea Raft, Pat Kodet and Sylvia Torres: Abstracted States of Mind, on display in the Leberman gallery, is the collaborative work by four artists, who through their friendship and mutual admiration, each have created a series of twelve multi-faceted 12" x 12" paintings to represent such aspiring concepts as joy, isolation, gratitude, romance, power, and courage.
Naria Kitahara: Returning to My Roots, on display in the Alumni gallery, presents a COD’s alumna returning home after attaining her BFA from UC San Diego, exploring her heritage as a bi-racial woman of color from the Coachella Valley, who neither wholly identifies as Mexican nor as Japanese, and must straddle the difficulties of being from both cultures.
Please join the Marks Art Center for these the astonishing exhibitions that celebrate the talents and visions of six extraordinary women artists.