Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) February 07, 2014
Frida Kahlo exhibit coming to Salt Lake Community College
Frida Kahlo is an inspiration for females, an icon among artists, a joy for observers and a deep source of pride for the Mexican community. Now, Kahlo’s work is coming to Salt Lake Community College for the show “Viva Frida.”
From February 13 to March 19 her work will be on display in the new east entrance gallery at the Center for Arts and Media, located on the College’s South City Campus, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City.
The show, designed and curated by the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, is free and open to the public during business hours. The exhibit will feature 32 metal panels depicting the artist’s most notable and exceptional pieces.
“I am so excited to have the exhibit on campus to honor Frida’s work and to share with the community the impact she made as a Latina in the art world,” said SLCC Interim President Deneece Huftalin. “She is a perfect example of a creative, powerful, socially active woman who shared her gifts with the world despite many challenges. The exhibit is a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to her, inspire young artists at the college, and to engage the larger Salt Lake community.”
Some of the works in the show include “The Two Fridas,” “Self-Portrait With Velvet Dress,” “Frida and Diego” and “Self-Portrait With Thorns and Hummingbird.”
SLCC School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Dr. John McCormick said the display will spark discussion about subjects like vulnerability, women’s rights, disabilities, social justice, indigenous cultures, US-Mexico relations, revolutionaries and famous female artists.