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.
The 2014 UC Global Health Day is a showcase of the research, training and outreach in global health being undertaken across the University of California. This event is a unique opportunity to hear from University of California faculty, students, and staff about the diversity of global health work they are doing around the world. The day will feature plenary sessions, posters and several concurrent breakout sessions covering a broad range of global health topics. Please join us! Learn more about this event.
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The Center for Obesity, Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) is a multidisciplinary research center whose mission is to reduce the prevalence and adverse consequences of obesity, to seek and advance knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms by which stress influences obesity, and to develop effective interventions.
The symposium will be held in the Laurel Heights Auditorium at the Laurel Heights Campus of the University of California, San Francisco. The Laurel Heights campus is located at 3333 California Street, San Francisco CA 94118.
The campus can be accessed by Public Transportation and is near Muni lines 1, 2, 3, and 43, which drop off on the corner of Presidio and California; and lines 38 and 38L which drop off on the corner of Geary and Masonic.
If you choose to drive, the Laurel Heights campus does have limited public parking available for $14 a day. Please be sure to select Special Event Parking.
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