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Sophie’s Kensington Gallery Presents Addressing Her Story and My Cup of Tea

San Diego CA— St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) will present Addressing Her Story and My Cup of Tea, a collection of paintings by Kathleen Kane-Murrell and teapots, teacups and saucers by the ceramic artists of Sophie’s Gallery, at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery (4168 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116). The show will run from January 4 – 25, 2020, with a public reception on January 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00.

Kathleen Kane-Murrell in Addressing Her Story uses the shape of a dress as an artistic metaphor. Through the repetitive contour she tells narratives about place, memory, and experiences. Through color, texture, and high touch surfaces, Kane-Murrell’s artwork focuses on memory, transition and repetition. She works in a variety of media and often using classroom detritus in her mixed media work. “It is through art history and art making that I best understand the human condition and, in particular, what it means and has meant to be female.” Her lifelong interest in art, education and the creative process has nurtured her career. Kathleen’s artwork is held in personal collections throughout the United States and Japan.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center starts the New Year with their popular fundraising Tea by the Sea, an event that helps to fund the art program. My Cup of Tea. features a collection of ceramic teapots, teacups, and saucers is a playful nod to this event. They were created in Sophie’s ceramic department located on our main campus.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center serves more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures.

Sophie’s Gallery, the off-campus art program of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, features artwork of many talented individuals with developmental disabilities. Inside the gallery is a collection of artworks including jewelry, paintings, fused glass, mosaics, textiles, cards, and etc. The gallery, which is also a gift shop, allows SMSC students to showcase their work, earn a paycheck from sales of their artwork, while also raising funds for the art programs.

This activity was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles. Any findings, opinions, or conclusions contain herein are not necessarily those of the California Arts Council or the National Disability Center