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Posted on Mar 10, 2010 in Culture, Sights To See | 0 comments

Post Modern Portraits of Women Who Have Healed Through Art

Post Modern Portraits of Women Who Have Healed Through Art at Tangent Gallery in June

Portraits of ordinary women, which include the healing art that helped them through difficult changes in their lives will open at Tangent Gallery, 2900 Franklin Blvd. (at 4th Ave.) in Sacramento, 2nd Saturday, June 12th from 6 to 10 pm.  The gallery is also open on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm or by appointment (tangentgallery@gmail.com).  The women are all students at the Women’s Wisdom Art Project, a program of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.  Sacramento digital artist and photographer Ann Tracy recruited Woodland photographer George Streng to work on this project with her.  Tracy and Streng wanted to go beyond the standard editorial portrait to create a post modern type of portraiture that includes art work created by the women to celebrate their journeys to increase their self-esteem and give them a sense of pride in themselves and what they have accomplished.

Tangent is an artist-run gallery/studio space established June of 2007.   Its mission is to exhibit dynamic and compelling contemporary art, by both local artists and artists from afar, specifically art that may not be showcased in other Sacramento galleries. Tangent strives to serve the community of Sacramento exposing the art-viewing public to new ideas, mediums and forms while bringing something unique and positive to the neighborhoods of Curtis Park and Oak Park while attracting new visitors to the area.

Women’s Wisdom Project offers a variety of art experiences for women who want to broaden their creative lives.  Designed as a uniquely feminine environment that supports the artistic and personal growth of women in all stages of life, Women’s Wisdom Project believes that artistic exploration naturally brings greater self-knowledge. Classes, which include lunch, are free and taught by professional artists. They include drawing, textiles, clay, mixed media, poetry, gourd crafting, creative writing, and painting with acrylics and water color.

The Women’s Wisdom Project offers a safe, nurturing environment for women of all backgrounds. Through the support of SFBFS staff, volunteers, and other students (each other), women are introduced to art and its healing properties. Thus, women realize their true potentials and learn the importance of imagination, control, patience and emotional discipline. Women working together in an informal setting provide a warm comfortable place for artistic exploration. All women who wish to participate are welcome.