Downtown Branch Library – The Power of Art

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

224 Church Street

Santa Cruz

 Art in the Library invites the community to an examination of the power of art.  The show is in three parts: Printmakers for the Ayotzinga 43; a Retrospective of the Work of David Fleming; and Gourd Art of Donna Thompson. During the reception on August 7, the Vive Oaxaca dance troupe will perform.

On September 26, 2014, students from the teaching college of Ayotzinapa, Mexico were confronted by police.  Three students were killed and 43 abducted.  Despite reports that the men were killed by drug gangs, their bodies have not been found. The missing men were training to become teachers in Mexico’s poorest rural areas, and their disappearance has sparked a global solidarity movement demanding truth and justice.  Printmakers honor the Ayotzinapa 43 with this traveling exhibit.

David Fleming worked in Detroit as a car stylist and his most notable success was the design of the rear-end of the ’69 Mustang.  He also worked in California for Lockheed and in Germany for Porsche.  He eventually returned to school to study painting and has devoted himself to teaching and painting.  The Library is pleased to show a retrospective of his work.

Donna Thompson is a teaching artist.  Her current work includes Goddess Gourds and are shown in the display cases on the second floor of the Library.

The exhibit will be available at the Library from July 12, 2015 to October1, 2015.

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