Gotta Have Heart Art Show

| February 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and a local nonprofit is celebrating the season of love through a variety of artwork.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is hosting theGotta Have Heart art show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, February 9at the gallery in Downtown El Cajon (140 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020). This free public reception will present the Sophie’s artists’ latest Valentine’s Day-inspired exhibit that runs until the end of March.

The student artists will showcase their love-themed pieces, including a weather-inspired collection of umbrellas embellished with original designs, paper mache´ sculptures, contemporary jewelry, heart prints, mosaics, and a Weaving Rainbow. Guests can expect a showcase of colorful and creative works done by students of St. Madeline’s Sophie’s Center.

Artwork sales directly support Sophie’s artists and art program, with 40 percent going to the artists and 60 percent to the art program.

Sophie’s Gallery is an art studio where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are given the opportunity and tools needed to realize their full creative potential. Students are taught a variety of media, including print-making, jewelry-making, painting, charcoal, pastels, fabric arts, and more. All of the classes are taught by professional artists. 

The completed work of an artist will be on display at the art show.

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