ARRT and the Pursuit of Hope, an Exhibit: July 14 – August 29

Date(s) - Jul 14, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Resource Center for Nonviolence


ARRT and the Pursuit of Hope

An Exhibit- July 14 – August 29 at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

2nd annual exhibit: an ARRT (Artists Respond and Resist) collaboration with RCNV.


ARRT and the Pursuit of Hope

Resource Center for Nonviolence

July 14 – August 29, 2018


Reception Events:

Friday, July 27, 6:30 – 8:00pm: Grand Opening with Jazz and refreshments, followed by

8:00 to 9:30 Art & Politics: Moving Forward – A Community Conversation with special guests Jennifer Gonzalez and Laurie Palmer.

Friday, August 3 from 6:00 – 9:00pm: First Friday Reception

Exhibit Dates/ hours: July 14 – August 29, Monday thru Thursday, noon – 4:00pm or by appointment.

ARTISTS include: Hildy Bernstein, Russell Brutsche, Tazio Childress, Mary Alice Copp, Carrie Cox, Poppy deGarmo, Myra Eastman, Susan Else, Shelly Errington, Janet Fine, David Fleming, Sara Friedlander, Jane Gregorius, Lidia Hasenauer, Dee Hooker, Lucien Kubo, Marilyn Kuksht, Don Monkerud, Ariel Perez, Laura Rice, Robynn Smith, Michael Souder, Peggy Snider, Madaline Tomlinson, T. Mike Walker, Veronica Wang, Michelle Waters, Melissa WestMore info: 831.423.1626 or

Exhibition Statement:

Last year, as we prepared for our first ARRT exhibition, we were in shock and outraged at the election of Donald Trump. His administration has been devastating to our democracy.


This year we broadened the Call for Entries to include more of the ARRT community and to explore the power of Art in helping us to remain hopeful during these challenging times. We encouraged artists to pursue hope through their practice and convey to the viewer the preciousness of all that we have and risk losing in these troubling times. It was a call to preserve and SAVE (to save: to keep safe or rescue someone or something from harm or danger) our country and our planet.


When our democracy and way of life are threatened, our community strives to come together and do everything we can to keep that glimmer of hope alive.


“ARRT and the Pursuit of Hope” touches on community and family, civil rights, immigration, resistance, the environment, landscapes, freedom of expression, and humor. The exhibit inspires activism and encourages participation in efforts to preserve our civil society.


— Curators Anita Heckman, Sara Friedlander and Dee Hooker

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