St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Receives Grant from CECO.

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St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Receives Grant from CECO.

Margaret Fraenzl Mosaic

Margaret Fraenz

During the Annual CECO Awards Breakfast at the Spring Valley Community Center in March of this year, St. Madeleine Sophie’sCenter was presented with a check in the amount of $365.

This donation will support Sophie’s Gallery Art Program for 300 adult students with developmental disabilities who benefit from the program every week.  Sophie’s Gallery Art Program is designed to help our students gain self-sufficiency and inner fulfillment through meaningful work and self-expression.

Specifically, these funds were used to purchase safety supplies and paint for mosaic projects in our many shows and events. This includes our Wings & Snow show, where our artists are working on mosaic birdhouses that will be featured in our holiday show at our El Cajon and Kensington galleries in December 2014. A total of 45 mosaic birdhouses will be on display and for sale at both locations (Sophie’s Gallery in Downtown El Cajon and Sophie’s Kensington Gallery on Adams Avenue in San Diego).

Dorothy Bicknell Mosaic

Dorothy Bicknell

The San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) has been the charitable arm of the County of San Diego and San Diego Superior Court since 1956 and strives to ‘lend a hand’ to the community by way of grants to local non-profit programs and assistance to employees and retirees in crisis.

Thank you CECO! We are deeply grateful to CECO for their caring generosity and ongoing support of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center and the individuals with developmental disabilities that we serve.

To learn more about CECO visit their website at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/ceco/.

 

 

Call to Artists – Bountiful Art 2014

2014 Bountiful ArtworkSt. Madeleine Sophie’s Center and the Autism Research Institute invite you to submit your artwork to the 2014 Bountiful Art show.

Juried by Christine Knoke from the Mingei International Museum.

The show opens on Friday October 4, 2014, at the Kensington Gallery, 4186 Adams Avenue in San Diego.

To submit artwork download the detailed directions and the application below.

ENTRY DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 19

2014-Bountiful Art Directions

2014 Bountiful-Application

Vertigo © Mark Smith

LOVE is…. Sophie’s Kensington Gallery Reception

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LOVE is…. Sophie’s Kensington Gallery Reception

Saturday, April 5, 5-8 PM

4186 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 

LOVE is… a circle of strength, a mother and her daughter connected through the arts, one a paint- er and the other a poet. Join us in celebrating this collaborative show of abstract paintings by Julie Weaverling and the  poetry of her daughter Elizabeth Weaverling. A long time friend and supporter of Sophie’s Gallery, Julie is the Assisant Director of  the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad.  Elizabeth is a public speaker with Down syndrome who is a spokesperson for Special Olympics in San Diego’s north county. Sister, Alexandra Weaverling and fellow musician Ryan Fox will provide mellow acoustic music at their public reception.LOVE is… a circle of strength, a mother and her daughter connected through the arts, one a paint- er and the other a poet. Join us in celebrating this collaborative show of abstract paintings by Julie Weaverling and the  poetry of her daughter Elizabeth We

LOVE is…. Sophie’s Kensington Gallery Reception

Saturday, April 5, 5-8 PM

4186 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

Open: Tuesday 12-5 PM Wednesday – Saturday 12-7 PM

Closed Sunday & Monday

For further information call 619-534-8120 or 619-593-2205

sophiesgallery@stmsc.org www.stmsc.org / www.KensingtonGallery.org

Birds, Animals & Humans I Admire

Sophie’s Kensington Gallery & Kensington Gallery

Birds, Animals & Humans I Admire

Reception Saturday, March 1, 5-8 PM
4186 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

Open: Tuesday 12-5 PM
Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 7 PM / Sunday 12-4 PM

For further information call 619-534-8120 or 619-593-2205
sophiesgallery@stmsc.org
www.stmsc.org / www.KensingtonGallery.org

Joe Nyiri arrived in San Diego in 1962 armed with degrees in art and education from the University of Wisconsin. He quickly made a name for himself in the local art scene as he created Modernist inventive sculptures incorporating automobile bumpers, pipes and other found metal objects. Joe quickly earned a reputation as one of the area’s top sculptors. He also held a position of teacher-art consultant with the San Diego Unified School District and was an art instructor at the San Diego Zoo. Nyiri is comfortable with a variety of media including painting, airbrush and printmaking and has exhibited with the Allied Craftsman for over 40 years.

Please join Sophie’s Kensington Gallery & Kensington Gallery as we welcome local artist Joe Nyiri.

Come meet the artist at our collaborative public reception Saturday, March 1 from 5-8 PM.

Houz Your Barbie: Collaborative Art Show

HOUZ YOUR BARBIE…
Expressive Arts @ 32nd & Thorn
3201 Thorn Street, San Diego, CA 92104 PH: 619 251-8474
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Sophie’s Artists are making a difference in the lives of children who are homeless due to domestic violence.

 

Spring-Sprang-Sprung © Jeff Andrus, Paul Norman, Victoria Pires, Sarah Prochazka

No matter what your ideas are about Barbie, this art project will make you smile!!! Houz Your Barbie is a collection of over 100 used Barbie dolls that have been transformed into creative artwork by community artists, including 25 artists from Sophie’s Gallery. The event and reception is Saturday, January 18, from 4–8 pm. Join us at Expressive Arts @ 32nd & Thorn to see the entire collection. Houz Your Barbie is a FUNDRAISER for children who are homeless due to domestic violence through the YWCA Becky’s House proceeds will buy art supplies for the children.

SOPHIE’S ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN SHOW:

John Agostini / Jeff Andrus / Gary Bender / Adam Brown / Christian Carle

Julie Crakes / Bruce Davis / Connie Demos / Tina Frantz

Julie Geerdes / Carley Jean / Kathy Kilander / Fedi Magsanoc / Tom Nagler

Paul Norma / Victoria Pires / Sabrina Pomeroy

Sarah Prochazka / Norine O’Boyle / Maggie Rodriquez / Lisa Rowin / Dave Tolley

David Walton / Monica Waters / Madge Williams

For further information: sophiesgallery@stmsc.org

PH: 619 593-2205

If you can’t attend the event and want to make a donation contact Becky’s House

www.ywcasandiego.org