A New Year - A New Beginning

“The human spirit is a natural gardener, producing bouquets in the soul constantly,” says Leigh Toldi, one of the artists whose painting “Unfolding Bouquet” will be in the art show at City Hall in Daly City to celebrate the induction and inaugural term of David J. Canepa as Mayor of Daly City.

The exhibit, “New Beginnings,” runs from January 16 through March 31 an
features twenty-two members of the Peninsula Chapter of Women’s Caucus for Art - painters, photographers, textile artists, printmakers, sculptors and mixed media artists.  A reception for the public will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. January 16.  The reception will be catered by Elephant Bar.

Alysanne McGaffey describes her recent watercolor poetically, “Waves sweep in roiling, tumbling, scrubbing the beach clear to begin life anew with each passing tide, creating my ‘Blue Beach.’”

Fiber artist, Bonnie J. Smith’s work titled, “The Team,” is based on a long, life changing project that involved team work.  She feels that it relates to the project of becoming mayor and needing a team to make it work.

Lorraine Capperell maintains a regimen that includes tai chi, meditation and producing a new watercolor painting each day.  Her piece for this show is titled, “ Awakening.”

This exhibit is co-curated by Marian Yap and Bonnie J. Smith.

About Women’s Caucus for Art

Founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA), WCA is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students/educators, and museum professionals.  The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to expand opportunities and recognition for women in the arts.