The mainstream art world has been largely male-dominated throughout history. You name it—the not too distant past of animation, painting, drawing and even writing weren’t known to welcome females with open arms until the 1960s. It wasn’t until this epic decade that women found their well deserved spot in the art scene, finally gifting an influx of the refreshing feminine perspective that communicated beauty, passion, unity, love and limitless creativity. With respect to these themes and many more, an array of artistic works will be on display at “Women in Art and Animation”—inviting you to bring your sharp eye and personal critique. One beautiful piece on display is entitled Love by Larissa Marantz. This piece demonstrates the deep power behind the word “love”—a special bond within a family, the unity of a thriving community, the interconnectedness of all humankind and the importance of rejoicing in your self-empowerment. Another persuasive artist, Toni Van, displays charming images with color and composition that will surely spark the interest of all spectators. Many other artists, including Kathy Baur, Alina Chau, Kaya Dzankich, Poli Marichal, Aglaia Mortcheva, Audri Phillips and Sheila M. Sofian, will have drawings, prints, animations and paintings in this exhibit as well. You may realize how the current movement owes many thanks to female artists within every aspect of design—and this fascinating art exhibit in Norco is certainly no exception.
Norco College Art Gallery, 2001 Third St., Norco, (951) 372-7031; www.norcocollege.edu.