‘A’ My Name is Alice
Mixed Media Paintings by Mina Cohen
May 31 to July 2
First Friday Reception June 1st, 5-8pm
Wine served by Handley Cellars
Mina Cohen's exhibit at Partners Gallery in June, entitled "’A’ My Name is Alice” is divided into three series all based on the alphabet. As a child growing up in the 1950s she remembers a ball and alphabet rhyming game played out on the sidewalk.
These days she still plays this game in her head and finds this a distraction from more troubling thoughts. In the first of the three series, the rhymes are intriguing or nonsensical or have a political or social edge.
The second series, inspired by her students’ resonance with Munch’s “The Scream”, is based on an alphabetical list of places associated with our current political climate. A portion of the proceeds from this series will be donated to SPLC, ACLU, or NRDC.
The final series is purely an "arts for art's sake" exploration of the alphabet and the textures, colors and patterns of alphabet blocks.