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Hobos to Street People exhibit retires

A hugely successful and socially conscious traveling exhibit . . . Hobos to Street People: Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present enjoyed much success and traveled from 2009 to 2012.  The exhibition featured mixed media art from both New Deal-era and contemporary artists, examining past and present attitudes and policies towards homelessness. … Continue reading

Collecting the Golden State in Song

Singing the Golden State, Traveling Exhibition An Interview with James Keller, curator James Keller, a published musicologist known in San Francisco as the program annotator for the San Francisco Symphony, has another passion: collecting popular and beautifully illustrated sheet music from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Exhibit Envoy had the honor of working with … Continue reading

Banned and Recovered

A traveling exhibit that we will really miss…  Banned and Recovered: Artists Intervention traveled to three venues between the dates of September 2010 and October 2012, including the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University, the University of California, Merced’s Kolligian Library, and the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA. The exhibition featured works inspired … Continue reading

Fire and Wind

As Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last fall, the news was full of devastation and loss. We witnessed people trying to grapple with what had happened and why. And I thought of Judith Lowry. Judith comes from Maidu/Pit River tribe that retains a strong storytelling tradition, one that she carries into her paintings.  In these … Continue reading

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

Telling the Story by Kate Davies, Curator, Ignite! The Art of Sustainability  Ignite! was not only an opportunity to do what I love but also was a chance to reach a diverse audience throughout California with the story of sustainability. Through the beauty and inspiration of art together with the art of storytelling the goal was to … Continue reading

Homeless Peoples’ Bill of Rights and the Hobos Show

by Art Hazelwood, Curator Hobos to Street People: Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present has been traveling for four years. The show began at what seemed a most appropriate time, the onslaught of the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression. A question at the time was would the devastation … Continue reading