Join us for a guided tour of In the Beginning was the Word: Works by Corita Kent exhibition. Followed by a workshop hosted by local artist Leonel Matheu, to create pop art with messages inspired by the work of Corita Kent.
The workshop is limited to 30 participants and will be on a first come basis. Participants must RSVP to 305-593-6611 by May 5.
In the Beginning was the Word: Works by Corita Kent
An anti-Vietnam War activist and an ardent fighter for civil rights, as well as a true believer in the power of love to change global hostilities, Corita Kent created a language that infused the language of populism with spiritual consciousness.
Kent grew up in a religious family in Los Angeles which prompted her, at 18 years old, to join the Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in art at the Order’s college. While a student there she was introduced to the process of printmaking, the medium through which she would express her political and social activism.