One of the missions of the YWCA Pasadena Foothill Valley is to showcase local artists’ work “that involves themes of inequality, feminism, and the fight for civil rights.”
Everyone is welcome to the opening reception of “The North Stars: Canonizing the American Abolitionists” with new work by Hope Demetriades on March 21st.
The works focus on prominent abolitionists such as Harriet Tubman, Angelina Grimké, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Francis Harper, and Sojourner Truth.
Demetriades’ medium is mixed media, using shattered glass, rusty nails, bullets and matches, as well as guitar picks and strings, mounted on scavenged wood.
The story of our American abolitionists is a beautiful example of Oneness, which I believe we should all celebrate and strive to embody as individuals living in an exquisitely diverse culture. (HopeDemetriades.com)
The North Stars
Opening reception Saturday, March 21st, 1-4 p.m.
YWCA, 1015 N. Lake Ave., Ste 205, Pasadena 91104
For complete info, visit YWCA.org
Or call 1.626.296.8433
Presenting these dedicated, courageous souls as saints has been a joy and a privilege. Learning about the deep friendships forged between African Americans and Caucasians (at a time when it was dangerous to be friends with each other) and between men and women, has profoundly touched me, and I hope that my work can touch you in some small way as well. (HopeDemetriades.com)