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Join us for the opening reception for  In the Beginning was the Word: Works by Corita Kent and Suddenly Last Summer. 


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.

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Suddenly Last Summer

Suddenly Last Summer brings together the work of local artists Donna Haynes, Michelle Weinberg and Leah Brown. Each artist listened to the song Suddenly Last Summer by The Motels and created site specific installations inspired by it.

The song evokes a longing for the loss of things associated with summer and the realization that we can never go back, nor do we want to go back. However, we cannot help recalling the loss.

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