As the holidays rapidly approach, I like to remind people that there is no better gift to give than art. Long after the electronic gadgets have broken or the clothing has worn our, the gift of art will be adding beauty and meaning to your home and, most often, appreciating in value.
That said, I recommend you put it on your calendar to attend the closing reception of Between Two Seas/LA International in the Arena 1 Gallery at Santa Monica Art Studios.
Curated by Luigia Martelloni, Between Two Seas/ LA International, focuses on how the work of 32 artists from different cultures and experiences, interprets and processes physical, emotional and organic matter, giving shape to an heterogenous creative reality of co-existence.
A selection of artists from more than 15 countries presented their work at the Arena 1 Gallery. The exhibition creates a connection of cultures through artistic projects. The awareness that all of us, wherever we are, at one time or another, find ourselves suspended between two spaces…Right now we are witness to a significant international refugee migrations. The stories of these displaced humans deserves respect, dignity and attention. We are all immigrants or emigrants in some way, and in the world in which we live now, this condition represents a great opportunity-to see the world as one, to co-exist with the differences against prejudices. Art is an instrument of beauty, freedom, interconnection and integration, independent of ethnicities and religions. The artist becomes a -bridge between two seas- that spans not only a physical place, but also an infinite horizon of desire to reach other grounds.
The closing reception is on December 15th from 6 – 9 PM in the Arena 1 Gallery at Santa Monica Art Studios. For more information visit the Arena1 website.
3026 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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