JOIN MVCAN at this event at Mill Valley art store, Once Around.
You’re invited to a private viewing of a new protest painting by Tiburon artist Diane Green, on Tuesday, July 11th, 6pm to 7:30pm, at Once Around. Entitled The Wall, the painting speaks to our troubled times.
Please plan to join us for the grand unveiling, with music and refreshments.
And in the spirit of the resist movement, if you have a pink hat or resist hat, this will be a good time to wear it! If you know how to knit, or even if you don’t, you’ll be able to contribute a stitch or two to a “group knit-in” protest activity!
In the words of the artist:
“My canvases were pretty-to-look-at Mediterranean seascapes and still lifes. I grew into doing larger abstract pieces that were more intuitive and color driven. Then the presidential election happened. When you paint, what’s in your head comes out on the canvas . . . hence The Wall. I grew up in Texas. Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall feels personal to me and decidedly crazy. The Wall is message art, clear and simple; it evokes the absurdity and violence of trying to physically divide our country and Mexico. What a dark place we reach when fear and hatred reign. In time, The Wall may live in some attic — akin to the Confederate statues removed from their pedestals in New Orleans. Those sculptures will be replaced by American flags. The inverted flag in my painting stands for a government in distress, memorials to a time in our country’s history that must never be forgotten. My hope is that my painting will become an image that causes a lot of head-shaking and reminiscing over the memory of NOW. If our country can right itself, and we — as a nation — can collectively return to our better natures . . . let us rejoice as patriots (maybe I’ll go back to aesthetically pleasing artwork). But for now, I want this canvas to shout loudly for a not-so-happy Independence Day!”
Can't find parking? Once Around has 2-hour validated parking in the private lot behind the store, entry on Sunnyside. Bring your ticket or payment envelope to be stamped.
OUR NEW LOCATION:
75 Throckmorton Avenue is in downtown Mill Valley, on the Plaza, next to the parking lot, beside the Depot Bookstore Cafe patio. Look for the yellow awnings.
Tel: (415) 326-5217.
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Earlier Event: July 8Health Care Town Hall with Marc Levine and Mike McGuire
Later Event: July 16MVCAN Community BBQ