Nature's Magic is the first exhibition of 2017 at the UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery. Featuring works from a variety of UCPLA artists-in-residence as well as pieces by Chris Brown and Beth Burton in the Gallery's Project Space, Nature's Magic promises to be a vibrant, inclusive start to the new year.
The opening reception for Nature's Magic is free and open to the public, and will include opportunities to meet and speak with featured UCPLA Resident artists. We hope you can join us!
The UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery and adjoining Washington Place Adult Day Program supports a vigorous community of working artists with a variety of developmental challenges, such as Autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, whose perspective is vital within the contemporary art world. Director of Client Services, Stephani Anderson, is the visionary and driving force behind the Washington Reid Gallery. She started the gallery space in 2011 as a venue for UCPLA artists to connect with the artistic community in the burgeoning Culver City Art District. Stephani brought on Veronica DeJesus as the Gallery Manager to continue her vision for the Gallery. The Washington Reid Gallery has helped to launch the careers of over 40 UCPLA artists-in-residence and has become a vibrant fine art gallery on W. Washington Boulevard.
Veronica received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998 from the San Francisco Art Institute. She then went on to attain a Master in Fine Arts from UC Berkeley.
She has been weaving her life and her art practice into both community outreach
and into experimental art spaces for over 10 years. Her documented work is mostly 2D drawings. She has recently have been creating self-standing figures out of paper materials combining both my portrait and car drawing work creating these abstract vignettes which tell an unscripted unresolved story.
As an artist, she is an educator who works with community. She gains her
interest and passion for art in situations where she can help folks from different
backgrounds or life situations and help them with their autonomy as artists. Over
the years Veronica has worked with a various amount disabled communities and
tries to find ways to bridge the social gaps that are encountered by these
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