College of the Desert is proud to announce "Six Women’s Perspectives" a series of three new concurrent exhibitions of artwork by 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 January 14 through February 13, 2020.
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.
About the Marks Art Center for the Arts:
The Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts is a nonprofit cultural and educational facility
located on College of the Desert's campus. Mission Statement: "College of the Desert's
Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts supports arts education and enriches the cultural
life of our students, faculty and community."
College of the Desert’s Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts is at 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and by appointment. For more information, please contact the Marks Art Center at 760-776-7278.