Kairui Zeng, "Flag"

Albany High School, June 2015

June 5 — June 30

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6th 5-7pm

Twenty of Albany High School's Advanced Placement Studio Art Students have spent the past school year building professional art portfolios for college admittance, and credit as well as for fun. Each student has an area of the gallery dedicated to his/her artwork. You can see the different voices of these young artists emerging and asserting their role as makers. 

Participating Artists:

Ella Avery, Shuyi Chen, Thomas Concepion, Maggie Cui, Sandrine Demathieu, Ana Finkelstein, Subash Giri, Lara Heard, Randalla Jones, Yumi Kobayashi, Kamillia Kaminska, Sophia Lopez, Annie O'brien, Isacc Olivarez, Swechchha Parajuli, Baily Smith, Hanna Trejo, Kairui Zeng, Nayeli Ramirez-Perez, Liam Donaldson

 
 
 
Stella Furtado, "Standing"

True Story, May 2015

May 9 — June 1

Artists Talk, Friday, May 22, 5:30 - 9:00pm

5:30pm-6:30pm    Open Gallery and refreshments
6:30pm-7:30pm    Panel / Q&A
7:30pm-9pm         Open Gallery
The artists will be here to talk about the stories behind the art in the show, and share their thoughts on foster care. Representatives of foster care organizations will also be on hand to answer questions.

True Story, shorted from the phrase, “Based on a true story,” is a collection of narratives that aim to shine light on the foster care system. This show will represent multiple sides of the story: how it feels to foster a child, the truth behind the statistics of the foster care system, and finally, the significance of home. The group of artists hopes to evoke conversations centered around answering the critical question: What is Home? True Story is not about trauma; this show is about love.
 
Participating Artists:
Hellenmae, Arinthia Jones, Marnika Shelton, Estella Furtado, Melinda Gray, and Christine Trudeau.
 
10-20% of all sales of items in True Stories will go to the following charities of each artists' choice:
 
Misssey - Motivating, inspiring, supporting, and serving sexually exploited youth    
Marin Independent Living Organization - Promoting the independence of people with all types of disabilities of all ages in Marin County
National Indian Child Welfare Organization - Works to improve the lives of American Indian children and families
 
Abrams Claghorn Gallery is excited to celebrate Foster Care Month by representing all the artists in True Story. As a goal, the gallery establishes and maintains a deep connection with the entirety of the surrounding community. To embrace a group of people that are typically overlooked by major galleries the gallery is excited to give these artists, and the subject matter, a platform for open expression, questioning, and education.
We will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 24 & 25, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday
10-20% of all sales of items in True Stories will go to the following charities of each artists' choice:
Misssey - Motivating, inspiring, supporting, and serving sexually exploited youth    
Marin Independent Living Organization - Promoting the independence of people with all types of disabilities of all ages in Marin County
National Indian Child Welfare Organization - Works to improve the lives of American Indian children and families
 
Abrams Claghorn Gallery is excited to celebrate Foster Care Month by representing all the artists in True Story. As a goal, the gallery establishes and maintains a deep connection with the entirety of the surrounding community. To embrace a group of people that are typically overlooked by major galleries the gallery is excited to give these artists, and the subject matter, a platform for open expression, questioning, and education.