Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Exquisite Creatures

In November several of our students' artwork will be featured at a show entitled 'Exquisite Creatures'.  This show takes a spin on the art form of 'Exquisite Corpse'.  This show will be held at the George V. Daneff Gallery,  3962 N. Studebaker road.  # 206, Long Beach CA, 90808.  The opening reception will be on Nov. 5th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm and the show will run until January 25th, 2011.
Some of the Hope University artists included are, Frank Luna, Delores (Shadow) Franks, Sharon Mauck, Jim Lin, Miguel Aldaz, Fred Mezzo and Tammy Grant.
Here are a few pieces of the Exquisite Creature.  You could print them up and add your own!

 Those  Hope University artists have really created some Exquisite Creatures!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Defining Ourselves/CORE 6 Art Exhibit

"Six years running, the CORE exhibit continues to create its own path for artists with disabilities from around the world.  CORE is a space for common bonds and promotes visibility through a diverse art forum.  Curated by Seth Pringle, First St. Gallery Manger and Rebecca Korin."

Several of our students had artwork chosen for this show, we have them here for you to view.  The talent displayed in these Hope University students work is indicative of this populations abilities.  We are very proud of all the artists here at Hope.
There will be many more amazing pieces up at the show, we do hope you will be able to visit and enjoy them all.  

Opening Reception for CORE 6, Defining Ourselves
Oct. 29th, 2010, from 6:00 to 9:00pm
The Edgemar Center for the Arts
2437 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3539
Exhibit dates: Oct. 29th - Nov. 29th, 2010
Love by Amy Lacher

Ben Simendinger, Print

Cesar Gonzales, untitled

Darren Petersen, Tree

Fred Mezzo, Accordion

Jennifer Doyle, American Flag

Jim Lin, Dragon

Joanna Buon-Cristiani, Piano Keys

Miguel Aldaz, Arnold

Sharon Mauck, Red Head Clown

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beau Monde Float Fotos

Our last performance of Beau Monde Float was amazing and beautiful.  Here we have a few photos from that performance.  You see Karen as 'Eternity' meeting the Robot.  Her costume was created by the students and staff from paper sculpture, crochet, yarn and painted tubes.  Karen looks so serene as she holds the Earth in her arms and meets the Robot face to face.
We also have a wonderful photo of the stage with the Hand Bell Choir playing.  The students of Hope University practice twice a week to perfect their hand bell techniques.  It can be quite magical to hear them play.
'Everybody is a Parade' was punctuated by over sized paper sculptures, created by the students, like this one of a butterfly.  Richard, Mikki, Cathy and Tom sing the accompanying song as Frank, Rene and Karen bring in the parade.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Three Day Weekend!

This coming weekend is a holiday, we are off on Monday for Columbus Day. The Hope U students are excited to have an extra day to do with as they please. Here we have some students having fun on field trips, to the mall and the Orange County Fair. Margaret on a swing ride, Cathy and Paul at the mall, Lori, Michelle and Tom waving at the camera outside the mall in Santa Ana California, lastly several students on a rocket at the Orange County fair this summer.
If you are looking forward to a long weekend and need some ideas, the Hope U students have these suggestions:

"Work on an art project."
Darren Petersen

"Rest and take it easy."
Howard Miller

"Have a barbecue."
Karen Leeb

"Go to Disneyland!"
Cathy Acton

"Visit with neighbors and practice basketball."
Chris Friedman

"Sleep in and watch cartoons."
Rene Smith

We hope everyone has a terrific weekend, long or not.