The SERENITY: CONTEMPLATION SPACE, featuring artists Diane Devine, Linda Fong, Elizabeth Fracchia, Talavera Ballon, and Linda Adreveno, sponsored by the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and the Center for Reproductive Sciences, continues in the Women's Health Building, floors 3-7 through April 15, 2014.
Each of the artists selected for this exhibit were chosen by curator Matt McKinley based on their unique perspective artistic presentation of thoughtful, restful or contemplative space. Linda Adreveno, exhibiting on floor 7, creates process-oriented texturally rich work involving many, many layers of paper and paint applied without brushes! On floor 6, Peruvian artist Talavera Ballon references the simple life of a fishing village from his home country to take viewers on a coastal getaway. Through portals and through people floor 5 artist Elizabeth Fracchia uses oil paint, human expression, and color her guides. Still retaining slight traces of reality, Linda Fong’s abstract paintings on floor 4 are meant to expand reality, not contradict it. “When we open our minds and use our imaginations, the world is infinite,” Linda shares. Diane Devine is inspired by past travels, her beautiful garden and her collections of precious things. Her resulting still lifes, executed in watercolors and showing on floor 3, are proof that for some people the ideal place to find serenity is right at home! With the understanding that wellness is a holistic ideal, these artists create work that will enrich the environment of the Women’s Health Center in order to engage and uplift visitors and staff alike.
The exhibit covers five floors of the Women's Health Center: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, with each artist displaying a complete body of work on their respective floor. The exhibit is open for viewing through April 15, 2014 and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., free of charge.
View a slide show of the work here.
This weekend workshop is excellent as a stand alone childbirth preparation intensive, a complement to any childbirth preparation class, a refresher for those who have previously given birth or for those who anticipate a birth needing medical assistance.
To download a registation form or for more details, visit http://www.osher.ucsf.edu/classes-and-lectures/
Date: Friday, Feb 21 - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
Time: Friday: 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm;
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Place: UCSF Osher Center, 1545 Divisadero Ave., 4th floor, San Francisco
Tuition: $450 per couple (includes CDs for home practice)/$225 per single
Presenter: Nancy Bardacke, RN, CNM, MA
Flyer for event: Download here.
The Symposium on Gender Equity and Global Reproductive Health will be a gathering of researchers, practitioners, and leaders who work in the intersecting areas of gender equity and reproductive health and family planning, with the goal of developing a collaborative network of scholars, and practitioners at all career levels to advance science, policy and practice in this field. The Symposium will include:
Call for Abstracts and Registration soon to follow. Please check our website at the UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health (www.geh.ucsd.edu) in December 2013 for further information.
Reception Date: March 19-21, 2014
Place: UCSD San Diego, CA