WE’RE STILL HERE
May 14th – May 31st
1125-1127 (both buildings’ windows) S. Gaffey St. San Pedro CA 90731
“We’re Still Here” is a group exhibition featuring artists’ works from the ECF Art Center San Pedro that were completed during the pandemic or in response to artists’ individual relationship with their mental health. This collection of artwork depicts the wide spectrum of how artists choose to express their emotions in all forms of visual art- which further affirms that when grappling with the concept of mental health, a one-sized-fits-all approach rarely suffices. ECF Artists unapologetically display their lived experiences and selected works are hung in the window of the ECF Art Center San Pedro studio. ECF Artists continue to work remotely and reassure their community that even through long stretches of hardship “we’re still here”.
This program is a part of the “Bridging Wellness” series of community pop-ups generously supported by WE RISE LA in partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. “Bridging Wellness” is a collaborative effort by Angels Gate Cultural Center, Arts Council for Long Beach, Compound LB and 10 other organizations and artists in the Harbor Region. WE RISE encourages wellbeing and healing through art, connection, community engagement and creative expression throughout May, Mental Health Awareness Month. WE RISE includes Art Rise, a series of 21 art experiences; Community Pop-Ups, hyperlocal activities across Los Angeles County neighborhoods; and a robust Digital Experience, offering original programs that can be enjoyed from anywhere. All installations and activities are meant to be participated in online or viewed from a distance individually or in small groups, in order to remain COVID-safe while fostering community connection and collective healing.
Instagram Live Virtual Opening May 14th @ 3pm PST on @art_ecf
Organizer: Angel’s Gate Cultural Center
Image: fragment of “Nightmare” by Gabriel Menyhart