What’s 52 Got To Do With It?

Posted December 12, 2013 in
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Sixty is the age where most people think about retirement—escaping from the working world to spend the rest of their days watching television and drinking coffee at the same diner every morning. For Sue Mitchell turning 60, what she calls the “third act,” meant becoming a full fledge artist and committing her time to mastering her already immaculate printmaking technique. Starting her first printmaking class in 2009, Mitchell became a star student with her innovative technique and ability to successfully incorporate rocks in her nature inspired prints. Three years after her first class Mitchell was asked to be the “Spotlight Artist” at the Riverside Community Arts Association Gallery. In her exhibition “52” Mitchell’s latest prints feature solar etching of her 52 favorite trees in Riverside’s Fairmount Park. The exhibition’s title not only represents the amount of solar etchings that will be on display, but Mitchell’s birth year is 1952, and this number is also significant because she took a 52-week self-directed sabbatical.  As an entrepreneur, Mitchell used art as a way to cope with the weak economy and stay focused on the positives in life. Her dedication and talent proves that she was born to create and share her visions with the world. This exhibition will inspire you to pursue your dreams and unabashedly challenge your abilities no matter what “act” of life you are in. (Victoria Banegas)

Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111;

www.riversideartmuseum.org. Free.


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