PRESS RELEASE – VISION GALLERY – CHANDLER, AZ
VISION GALLERY is proud to present “I Leave You My Portrait” an exhibition of artworks and installations inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo, created by the Phoenix Fridas. The Phoenix Fridas is a group of Arizona artists, Kathy Cano Murillo, Gloria Casillas, Leticia de le Vara, Michele Delgado, Anita Mabante Leach, Carmen Guerrero, Emily Costello, April Edwards, Lucia Madrid, Monique Sanderson-Mata & Annalissa Rios.
The exhibition is inspired by Frida Kahlo’s quote, “I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”The gallery will be transformed by the Phoenix Fridas, offering an installation of Frida’s bedroom, artworks, altars and inspirational mixed media artworks.
In conjunction with the exhibit the gallery will offer free programming:
Gallery Salon Discussion - Frida Kahlo’s Influence on Contemporary Artists,
Thursday, June 16th, 7 – 9PM
Frida’s Birthday Celebration and Artist reception - featuring artist demonstrations, Saturday, July 9th, 2011, 1 – 5PM
Vision Kidz Workshops :
· Frida Masks with Carmen Guerrero, Saturday, June 18th, 10 AM & 1 PM
· Tissue Embossed Canvases with Kathy Cano Murillo, Saturday, June 25th, 10 AM & 1 PM
· Tiaras and Papel Picado with Carmen Guerrero, Saturday, July 9th, 10 AM & 1 PM
All Vision Kidz workshops require registration for children ages 8 to 14. Call 480-782-2695 to register.
For more information contact Yvonne Torres at 480-782-2695.
What: “I Leave you My Portrait exhibition” A celebration of artworks and Installations inspired by Frida Kahlo by the Phoenix Fridas
Where: Vision Gallery, 10 East Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225
When: June 10 – July 30, 2011
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM