Comunidad Open-air Show


@ Central Park Gardens of Davis

“COMUNIDAD: Honoring Community and Cultural Leaders during Covid-19″

Local artist Stephanie Thayer was inspired to do this project when quarantine started due to COVID-19, in part to keep busy, but ultimately to honor members of Davis and Sacramento who give back through activism, volunteering, art, music, dance, and to uplift the community in these uncertain times.  Stephanie hopes that her series inspires others to feel connected despite our physical distance, remember that we are still a “comunidad,” if you will, and hopes to bring a smile to your face. In this series Stephanie used colored pencils for the faces of the community members, and acrylic paint for the backgrounds. 

Stephanie says, “I am happy to announce that Comunidad, my portrait series that highlights Davis and Sacramento community members who give back, will finally be up for all of you to see! This will be an open-air viewing, where portraits will be spread out on easels on the grass in Central Park so that you can safely enjoy the artwork while maintaining a safe distance from others. Stores and restaurants will be open so feel free to grab a bite to eat and support your local businesses while downtown as well. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Davis Arts and Cultural Affairs program, and with the support of the International House. I also want to give a HUGE shout-out to Kate Mellon-Anibaba for her tireless work in grant-writing, planning, logistics, PR and so much more! You are amazing! Please wear a mask and adhere to physical distancing guidelines while attending. Hope to see you there!”


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