Story connects us to our humanity.
The Humanities, Arts, and Media communicate Story.
The result is cultural transformation.
We live in a society more divided than ever before. There are so many “isms”, all of which reflect divides: Ageism, Racism, Sexism, Ableism, Classism, Heterosexism, Cissexism, and Sizeism. Then there are the political isms: Capitalism, Environmentalism, Socialism, Communism, Theocratism, Fascism—and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
If the world continues to be divided, to look at all issues through the lens of taking sides as to right or wrong, black or white, them or us, we will never achieve satisfaction, happiness, joy—live a positive life with meaning—on a personal level, community level, national or global level.
Art has the power to bridge divides. Artists communicate story and meaning, tapping into the emotions of the viewers, and shifting perceptions in subtle and not so subtle ways. The arts can intensify divides when used as a tool of propaganda or can act as a bridge to connect us.
The meaning expressed in the works of the four artists represented in Voices of Our Story: Shifting Perceptions; Bridging Divides, serve as bridges to bring us together.
The Center for the Arts is pleased to present Voices of Our Story—Shifting Perceptions; Bridging Divides curated by Susan M. Davis in the Granucci Gallery beginning on April 21 through May 13, 2023.
Join us for a special evening of art and refreshments as we celebrate the opening of this dynamic group show, featuring the works of four California artists with a reception on April 21 at 5:00 pm in the Granucci Gallery at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, California.
This is an opportunity for you to meet the artists and the curator and get up close and personal with the art.
Featured Artists: Marylou Falstreau (painting and poetry), Dee Anne Dinelli (photography), Aaron Davis (tattoo-inspired painting), and Hollie Dilley (sculpture).