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Palo Alto Art Center unveils 'RESTART' exhibition

Juried show features works by 44 artists that highlight themes of hope and renewal

The "RESTART" exhibition includes Sammy Koh's Twilight - from darkness to light, 2022. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

The Palo Alto Art Center's first juried exhibition in over a decade centers around the theme of resilience, hope, and renewal. The exhibition opened on June 25.

The art center aims for the exhibition, titled "RESTART," to facilitate a place to bring the community back together in the wake of the pandemic. The showcase features the art of 44 Northern California artists whose work was selected by the exhibition's juror and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art curator, Patricia Hickson.

The "RESTART" exhibition includes Charles Lee's "Carol Rae," 2022. Polymer print, pedestal. Courtesy of the artist.

"What a delight it has been to serve as the juror for Palo Alto Art Center's RESTART exhibition, which has reconnected me to the Bay Area's distinctive contemporary art scene since working at the San Jose Museum of Art twenty years ago," Hickson said in a press release. "In addition, the show's relevant and timely theme — the transformative power of art during challenging times — serves to illustrate humanity's strength, connection and engagement through the visual arts."

To kick off the exhibition, the art center hosted an opening reception on July 1 with hands-on art experiences and opportunities to meet the artists

The opening reception for RESTART took place on July 1, 6-8 p.m. at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

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Palo Alto Art Center unveils 'RESTART' exhibition

Juried show features works by 44 artists that highlight themes of hope and renewal

by Jonas Pao / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Jun 30, 2022, 3:36 pm

The Palo Alto Art Center's first juried exhibition in over a decade centers around the theme of resilience, hope, and renewal. The exhibition opened on June 25.

The art center aims for the exhibition, titled "RESTART," to facilitate a place to bring the community back together in the wake of the pandemic. The showcase features the art of 44 Northern California artists whose work was selected by the exhibition's juror and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art curator, Patricia Hickson.

"What a delight it has been to serve as the juror for Palo Alto Art Center's RESTART exhibition, which has reconnected me to the Bay Area's distinctive contemporary art scene since working at the San Jose Museum of Art twenty years ago," Hickson said in a press release. "In addition, the show's relevant and timely theme — the transformative power of art during challenging times — serves to illustrate humanity's strength, connection and engagement through the visual arts."

To kick off the exhibition, the art center hosted an opening reception on July 1 with hands-on art experiences and opportunities to meet the artists

The opening reception for RESTART took place on July 1, 6-8 p.m. at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

For more information, visit cityofpaloalto.org or to RSVP for the opening reception, visit eventbrite.com.

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