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Peter Foucault

Lifeline 2020, Lino cut and screen print, 13″x19″, A collaboration with the Crocker Block By Block Street Team

Art for the Heart is a collaborative project focused on connecting communities through art who have been significantly affected by the pandemic. Over 850 art works created by local artists were delivered to seniors in our community through the Great Plates Delivered program. Exploring ideas of food and community, the unique prints brought an unexpected bit of added connection to seniors during the holiday season. Art for the Heart was organized by the Crocker Art Museum, University Galleries, Sacramento State, the Sacramento Promise Zone, and the Mayor’s Office. Significant funding was provided through the City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Local artists Luis Campos Garcia, Peter Foucault, and Aida Lizalde worked respectively with youth from Sol Collective, the Crocker Art Museum, and the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum to envision works of art that would inspire senior recipients; and artist and professor Summer Ventis worked with four printmaking students from Sacramento State to produce a series of prints exploring the connections between community and food. Delivered in conjunction with the Great Plates healthy meals, the uniquely made artworks aim to provide a bit of joy to over 850 households this holiday season.

Special thanks to all of the volunteers who assembled the artwork packages and to Paratransit Inc. for assisting in the delivery of the artworks.

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I invite you to check out a powerful new exhibition that opened on May 13th. My reflection piece “The Power of Prints” can be viewed here:

https://crisj.org/artists/art145

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Image: Kachiside Madu

Un/Equal Freedoms: Expressions for Social Justice is a multidisciplinary exhibition of art and prose reckoning with the unequal freedoms embedded in our social structures.

Representing work by professional and emerging artists, individuals and groups, students and community members, the group offers artistic expressions for social justice, laying bare these unequal freedoms. Themes include:

  • Empowering marginalized voices,
  • representing forward action,
  • Offering a vision for an improved society.

To view the online exhibition follow this link:

https://crisj.org/exhibition

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Please check out the article below!

https://www.crockerart.org/oculus/happenings-local-arts-writing-and-the-poetics-of-relation

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