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Cut line: “Becoming” by artist Nancy Youdelman is one of the artworks appearing in the "Other People's memories - found photos: a dialog with the anonymous" exhibit opening at the Mendocino College Art Gallery on Sept 13.

Artwork: “Becoming” by Nancy Youdelman, 2006, 38 x 24 x 1”, Mixed Media Relief

Other Peoples Memories Exhibit Opens September 13

Becoming Ukiah, CA – "Other People's memories - found photos: a dialog with the anonymous", opening at the Mendocino College Art Gallery September 13th, is an exhibit of works by over 25 visual artists and writers who use found photos for inclusion, inspiration, or as a point of departure in their two and three-dimensional artwork and writing.

For decades, many artists and writers have been collecting cast-off found photos as icons of mystery, lives lived, stories untold. By combining the photo with other objects, or transforming it by various means and techniques, honor is paid, stories imagined, and art is created which has universal appeal and context.

Included in the show are local and nationally known individuals such as Lynn Whipple who creates memory boxes and painted over photos she calls "Ninnies". Lisa Kokin's work in mixed media, artist's books, assemblage, and sculptures are about personal and collective memory and history. The encaustic covered and heavily embellished wall hanging dresses by Nancy Youdelman combine feminine attire with other non-traditional materials as powerful metaphors for the cycle of life. Other artists in the exhibit include Hans Bruhner, Robin Rule, Theresa Whitehill, Joe Smith, Mary Korte, Adele Crawford, Julia Nelson-Gal, Kathleen Edwards, Via Keller, Rose Easterbrook, Joan Giannecchini, Nancy McLelland, and Gary Church to name a few.

An opening reception for the public will be held Thursday, September 13 from 4 - 6 pm. The Art Gallery is located on the Mendocino College Ukiah Campus, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts building 5000, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah.

For more information, please contact the Mendocino College Art Gallery at: 707-468-3207. Art Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 12:30-3:30 PM and by appointment.

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