Sophie’s Gallery Artist of the Month / DECEMBER

Sophie’s Gallery Artist of the Month / DECEMBER

Shauna Davis

Sophie’s artist Shauna Davis has an endless supply of enthusiasm, with a cheerful and bubbly personality that is contagious! Her clay bird mask made in the new ceramics department on our main campus is featured in the Holiday show: Wings & Snow. When asked for her inspiration for the mask she exclaimed, “I like to hear birds chirping!” while pointing up to indicate that birds fly in the sky. “I have fun playing with the clay, but it can be messy!” she said while showing off her carefully manicured nails. “Sometimes I get my nails done. It’s cool! My mom takes me and they use a special dryer to dry the polish.” When asked if her mom has her nails done at the same time Shauna got serious, “No, its just special for me and afterwards my mom buys me a slurpee as a treat!”
Shauna’s favorite art activity is drawing. “I like to draw at home too,” she added. On campus her favorite activity is swimming.” I use to be on the swim team but now I just swim laps in the pool.” She was especially excited about the brand new aquatics building saying, “I saw the new building because Kim Holt (the Aquatic’s Manager) showed me around. Big locker room, big bathrooms! The old building was too small – too small for me!”
Shauna’s favorite holiday is Christmas. She enjoys helping to decorate the tree with ornaments. “Open the gifts!” was her response when asked what her favorite thing was about the holiday, quickly adding,  “and sleeping in.”
When asked what her favorite food dish was, Shauna without hesitation said, “Salad – no more junk food!”

 

Sophie’s Gallery Presents Ladies and Gentleman

Flowering Heart © Katie Ellison 2012

Flowering Heart © Katie Ellison 2012

Sophie’s Gallery Presents Ladies and Gentleman,

Featuring Artwork by Katie Ellison, Devon Jenson, Loretta Kramer and Denise Rich

SAN DIEGO, CA – Sophie’s Kensington Gallery presents Ladies and Gentleman, featuring artwork by Sophie’s artists Katie Ellison and Devon Jenson along with guest artists, Loretta Kramer and Denise Rich with an opening reception on March 4, 2017 from 5-8 PM. The show runs March 4 – 25 at the Sophie’s Kensington Gallery located at 4186 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center serves over 400 adults with developmental disabilities through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures.

Sophie’s Kensington Gallery provides opportunities for artists with developmental disabilities to showcase their art with community artists to elevate their art into the mainstream in an inclusive environment. Ellison has a cheery personality that is easily transferred into her painterly style. She loves to paint flowers and abstracts with brush-strokes laden with paint. Jenson has a strong abstract style that nearly always includes his favorite color, red! He is a serious and focused painter. His sister Denise Rich paints cow portraits that bring to light the personality of each cow she has met and photographed. Her studio, located in Downtown El Cajon is a homey welcoming space. Denise and Devon were featured in a brother-sister show at Sophie’s Gallery NTC. Kramer has taught printmaking for many years at the Art Academy in North Park and works with Sophie’s artists weekly. Her Chine Colle series, a printing process that uses collaged paper bonded to the print, examines and challenges notions of beauty.