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Monday, August 5, 2019
“HeART of Hope” Exhibit begins September 4
Poignant “HeART of Hope” Exhibit Begins September 4 in
Jackson, Amador County
The Amador County Arts Council, in partnership with the
Amador County Suicide Prevention Coalition, is proud to announce ”HeART of
Hope”—An art show celebrating the hope, perseverance, and awareness of mental
The thought-provoking works of 30 artists may be viewed
September 4th through October 15, Monday-Friday, 2-6
pm. The public is also invited to a special “HeART of Hope” reception
during National Suicide Awareness Week on Friday, September 13th from
4-7pm. The location of the exhibit will be at the AmadorArts Center,
617 S. Highway 49 in the Mother Lode Plaza at the south end of Jackson, with
free parking and handicapped accessibility. Overflow parking can be found in
nearby shopping centers within walking distance.
The poignant art, entered by artists from various parts
of California, reflects a wide interpretation of the important theme and aims
to highlight this local struggle in Amador County, with the 3rd highest
suicide rate in the state. From abstract to realism in all mediums, the
viewer will definitely feel the hopeful messages. For example, Allyssa
Vargas has a painting titled “Bringer of Hope.” A graduate of Amador
High School, she studied with Rand Huggett, former teacher and renowned local
muralist. She then received an Associates of Studio Art degree from Folsom
Sacramento artist and Russian immigrant, Alexandria
Yakavleva chose to exhibit her oil painting, “Harmony”. HeART of Hope art
show demonstrates how the arts unite people around mental illness in a way that
provides hope and strength, even for people who have not experienced mental
Join the community during the all-ages, family-friendly
reception on September 13 which will feature live instrumental music with Gordon Rowland and
light refreshments. Mental Health resources will be available.
This art show is
part of the Local Impact Grant from the state of California. The show is made
possible by the Amador County Department of Behavioral Health Mental Health
Services Act Reversion Fund, the Amador County Arts Council, (aka AmadorArts),
the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council, a state
For information, please contact Amador County Arts Council at
209-256-8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“HeART of Hope”
exhibitors include Allyssa Vargas and her “Bringer of Hope”; and Alexandria
Yakavleva’s “Harmony.” Logo HeART of Hope Exhibit.