"Blessed Are These Hands: A Photographic Collection" on Display at Downtown Center Gallery


"Blessed Are These Hands: A Photographic Collection" on Display at Downtown Center Gallery
The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center gallery is presenting “Blessed Are These Hands: A Photographic Collection,” from March 8 through April 23.

The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center gallery is presenting “Blessed Are These Hands: A Photographic Collection,” from March 8 through April 23.

The exhibit of the feminine sacred is a collaborative project by Susan Kullman, a photographer and research scholar at UCLA's Center for the Study of Women, and artist Marvelle Thompson, who teaches elementary school, and art to adults and children.

“Blessed Are These Hands” is a photographic collection that began as a vow to honor the work and life stages of women.  The series of photos depict the tools women use most in their endeavors: their hands  holding symbols of what they each find sacred in their life.  Some women chose to include statements, poems or stories complimenting their pictures. The result is a personal and moving display of self and spiritual awareness.

The opening reception for the exhibit will be held Saturday, March 12, 6-9 p.m., in conjunction with the Arts Colony's Second Saturday Artwalk event with free gallery openings, live music, shops and restaurants all in a six-block radius. Both the reception and the exhibit are open to the public, free of charge.

The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is located at 300 W. Second St. in the Pomona Arts Colony. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. For more information about the Downtown Center, contact Cybele Garcia at (909) 469-0080.