Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Come see the art of assemblage artist Annie Helm whose work is currently featured in the SPACE gallery. This remarkable show is a comprehensive survey of the work of Ms.Helm, a South Pasadena resident, who, as a compulsive collector, sees beauty in the mundane, even discarded, objects in our lives and transforms them into beautiful, intricate manifestations of dreams, hopes and memories.

Much of Ms Helm's assemblage work features the Madonna figure. The artist was drawn to the Virgin Mary’s role as the Universal Mother, the embodiment of compassion and self-sacrifice, giver of hope and inner peace. Combining materials and elements from a wide variety of cultures and religions, Ms Helm re-creates the Madonna as an image of global iconography.

Don't miss the art of this local treasure!

Artist Reception: January 17
Discussion with Annie Helm: 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"Alchemy" is currently on view until Feb. 14.

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