Connie Smith Siegel: Legacy Retrospective
Detail: McClure's Beach by Connie Smith Siegel
The Visionary Art of Connie Smith Siegel at Marin Art and Garden Center
* Sunday, October 23, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
* October 15 – November 27
Marin Art and Garden Center in partnership with the San Geronimo Valley Community Center is pleased to announce the Connie Smith Siegel: Legacy Retrospective in The Studio Gallery at the Marin Art and Garden Center from October 15 – November 27, 2022. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 1 – 3:00pm.
Connie Smith Siegel was an accomplished artist and teacher, using art as activism, color as healing, and landscape painting as a way to honor the earth and the sense of place.
After Connie’s passing on August 4, 2020, the breadth and legacy of her work was truly realized. This retrospective collection pulls from over a thousand pieces covering miles upon miles of California landscapes and beyond.
Connie is quoted as saying, “Being an artist is a political statement,” and this melding of art and activism is more relevant than ever before. In a time when people locally, nationally, and globally are rising up to meet the threats of Climate Change, Connie’s work brings forward the history of this movement and honors the climate and beauty of the earth through her admiring lens. Connie’s work remains relevant to the new and ongoing challenges related to the current climate crisis and peace activism.
There will be a series of events in conjunction to the exhibition:
Saturday, October 29: San Geronimo Valley Community Center’s Heart of The Valley Gala
Friday, November 4, 4-6 pm: NextGen Greenstitch Climate Action Workshop – special event for local youth groups focused on environmental art and activism.
November 2022: Meditation, Art and Nature Presentation – Jack Kornfield, author, Buddhist practitioner and Spirit Rock Meditation Center founding teacher.
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