Color: A Painting Exhibition Against Hate

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Santa Fe, N.M., February 20, 2017 - Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) students are using their art to fight for social justice. Color: A Painting Exhibition Against Hate features a group of young diverse college students from SFUAD who are using their art to fight for social justice. All profits from this show will be donated to Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF).

Opening night is on Saturday, March 18, from 4-7:00pm at the ART.i.factory in Art.i.Fact on 930 Baca St. in Santa Fe. The exhibition shows through March 28, with gallery hours Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm and on Sundays hours are from 11am-4pm. Entry is free to everyone, and artwork prices will range from $75 to $300. Donations will also be accepted.

This exhibition was inspired by SFUAD contributing faculty member Sarah Stolar’s oil painting class studio course, Color and Technique. This course allows students to explore all forms of color as a guide for self-expression, including using painting as a cathartic experience of the current social climate. The exhibition displays pieces with variation with color, which includes (but not limited too): vibrancy of colors, natural colors, signal color, and color expression in black and white.

“These SFUAD student artists went above and beyond to create artwork that highlights each individual artist’s style, symbolism, and unique perspective,” said Sarah Stolar, contributing faculty member, SFUAD. “During this process this group pushed their boundaries by expanding their skills, as well as broadening their artistic perspective.”

Exhibiting artists include: Melissa A. Carroll, Ashley Garcia, Cyan Paige Gonzalez, Darian Haddon, Emma Leverett, Sarah Lewandowski, Elexsis Miller, Charley Montano, Romario A. Powell, Jorge A. Lozano Rocha, Danielle Sanchez, and Josh VelleKamp.

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About Santa Fe University of Art and Design:

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in business, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, film, performing arts, photography and studio art. Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. SFUAD boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

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