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World of Frida

July 8 - September 16, 2018

Venue
Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for the Arts

Location
Walnut Creek, CA

Frida on White Bench by Nickolas Muray, 1939, digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper, 14.75 x 10 inches

We're thrilled to announce that a portrait by Selene Perez will be included in World of Frida

This summer the Bedford Gallery celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain. The World of Frida weaves juried and invitational shows that reference the artist with a national, traveling photography exhibit titled Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray that makes a stop in Walnut Creek after traveling across North America. Hungarian-born Muray—who met Kahlo in a chance encounter in Mexico in 1931 and became her lover and friend—shot some of the most iconic color and black and white images of the artist that exist. This exhibition is organized by the Nickolas Muray Photo Archives and is circulated through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.


Artwork included in the juried and invitational exhibitions feature Frida Kahlo as the subject as well as artworks inspired by her life and art, including themes of Frida’s garden, Mexican culture and fashion, vibrant colors, surrealism, and more. The juried exhibition includes nearly 150 artworks selected by jurors Lisa Congdon, fine artist, illustrator, and author; and Rebecca Gomez, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX.

When visiting Bedford Gallery, be sure to keep an eye out for the portrait by Selene Perez

Frida K by Selene Perez, 2018, oil pastel on paper, 30 x 22 inches

Frida K by Selene Perez, 2018, oil pastel on paper, 30 x 22 inches



Opening Reception & Frida Fest
Sunday, July 8, 2:00 to 5:00 PM
For tickets click here.

Join us for a celebration of all things Frida! Including a fashion show, Frida look-a-like contest, crafts, and an outdoor mercado.



Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for the Arts

1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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