Virtual exhibit based in Palo Alto responds to COVID era

COVID-19 and its societal disruption is impacting everyone in unique ways. Artists in Palo Alto are bringing their talents to examine their experiences.

Barbara Boissevain and Pantea Karimi of the Cubberley Artists Studio Program, curated a virtual exhibition to show the results.

The program, titled “Finding Beauty in an Imperfect World,” features fourteen artists in a range of media. All were created in response to COVID-19 and shelter in place.

“The project aims to capture creative responses varying from finding beauty in our everyday lives to expressions of hope and fear and the process of healing,” organizers said on the exhibit’s website.

With museum spaces and galleries closed, the virtual format gives viewers an opportunity to see the art from home.

The exhibition opened July 13 and runs until August 24. The online portal gives viewers a choice of a guided tour, with added context and information.

Featured artists, according to organizers, include Sahba Shere, Elizabeth Bennett, Servane Briand, Paloma Lucas, Catherine di Napoli, Martha Sakellariou, Tara de la Garza, Melissa Day, Chandrika Marla, Robin Mullery, Harumo Sato, t.w.Five, Barbara Boissevain, and Pantea Karimi.

For more information on the project, from the City of Palo Alto, click here.

To see the virtual exhibit, click here.