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Where Sky Touches Water / Oxy Arts Gallery


Thu 04 / 11 / 2024
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM


Oxy Arts Gallery, The Occidental College
4757 York Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90042

Who can attend

Members only (login required)

Limited Capacity: 2 spots available




Jane Hufnagel

Please join us for a trip to Oxy Arts, the Occidental College art gallery, located below the campus on York Boulevard.  We will enjoy a docent led tour of the current exhibit: Mercedes Dorame’s Where Sky Touches Water. After the tour, we’ll have the opportunity to participate in an art project, inspired by the exhibit. 

Afterwards, we will walk next door to have lunch at Skaf’s on York, a neighborhood Lebanese eatery.

The plan is to meet at 10:30AM and carpool from the Pasadena Village parking lot to the gallery, which opens at 11:00.  We will spend an hour at the gallery, have lunch and carpool back to Pasadena.

From the Oxy Arts website:

“Mercedes Dorame's exhibition Where Sky Touches Water brings together a collection of new and recent work, combining photography and sculpture to explore the profound beauty of our natural world. Dorame's lens captures the vibrant tapestry of our Native ecology and its elusive peripheries, inviting reflection on the delicate balance between the familiar and what lies beyond.

Inspired by her field research on the Channel Islands, focusing on Pimugna (Catalina Island) and Limuw (Santa Cruz Island), the exhibition’s images and sculptural works explore the liminal spaces of our ecological environment as gateways and portals to consider alternate realms—unseen cultural histories, dimensions beyond our consciousness, concealed presence. In this environment, darkness as a contemplative space evokes the ceremonial, guiding us through an expanse where the earthly and celestial intersect.

The exhibition's sculptural works, dark skies and waters serve as anchors, embodying physical inversions and thresholds into the unknown, while allowing for movement between realms. Dorame invites us to find tranquility in these spaces that may not be easily understood; embracing the subtle borders beyond the familiar—where sky touches water.”

Questions?  Please contact one of the event organizers, Jane Hufnagel or Linda Sindell.