It is a free event, open to everyone, free parking on the street. Food and refreshments will be served.
For its Grand Opening, Vernissage will feature Stephanie J. Ryan, local artist and Professor of Art at Fresno California State University.
Come also enjoy the works of Ma Ly Atelier students and our resident artists: Diane Abbott, Diane Breuer, Kirk Cruz, Terry Ellsworth, Jeanette Goulart, Lori Levine, Carole Love, Julie Raymer, Valerie Runningwolf, Benjamin Short.
Last but not least, join us to support and have a first look at some of the works of the artists who will be featured in 2019!
About Stephanie Ryan (stephanie-j-ryan-artist.com
My work is an investigation of the mysteries of human psyche, especially the subconscious elements; dreams, memory, and reverie. My work also explores family systems, in various forms and definitions, using layering, fragmentation and appropriation to undermine familiar narratives relating to socially accepted views of the family and its functions. I hope to raise questions concerning the trans-generational effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other types of psychological scarring that result from war, forced relocation and diaspora, imprisonment and violent conflict; specifically, how these events may mutate or infect subsequent generations, shaping the psychological underpinnings of the family system, that serve as the motivating factors, conscious or unconscious, of the human psyche.
Credit photo: Karl Kallmann