Silkscreen Printing with Veterans Residency Artists
Please join us for an evening of screen-printing with Fanny Garcia, Gregory Rick, and Kala’s very own Meghan Pohlod on November 2, 5-7pm at Kala Art Gallery. Pull your own screen-print onto a paper, t-shirt, or tote bag!
Garcia and Rick are currently exhibiting their work alongside fellow members of the 2017-2018 Veterans Residency Program in the exhibition “Turning Tales,” now on view at Kala Gallery from October 11, 2018 until December 15, 2018.
Fanny Garcia’s work shows her unique observations and perspectives of military life not easily imaginable from the outside. In an ongoing series of screen prints, she depicts her experience of how military rations play a vital role while employed and shares her tension over allegiance to military service. “Military rations have evolved over time, from canned rations to packaged MRE bags. While consuming rations, camaraderie is built among soldiers. In my case, my ethical and moral beliefs towards animals influenced my path towards becoming a conscientious objector.”
Art making is an anchor in Gregory Rick’s life. Since receiving two books—one on art and the other on history from his father, who went to prison when Rick was seven—making art became his passion and outlet for overcoming hardships such as returning from Iraq and dealing with feelings of guilt. Rick creates works on paper, full of social commentary with repeated motifs and symbols. For Turning Tales, he presents drawings, paintings, prints and handmade books that he produces responding to his everyday surroundings.
Date: November 2, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Kala Art Gallery
2990 San Pablo Avenue