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Think Round Fine Arts Launches Innovative Multi-Location Exhibit of Peace, Understanding, and Unity for Humankind. Encouraging Global Unity with Pioneering Exhibit - Families of Abraham

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Think Round Fine Arts Launches Innovative Multi-Location Exhibit of Peace, Understanding, and Unity for Humankind.

Encouraging Global Unity with Pioneering Exhibit - Families of Abraham 

Art that Exceeds Boundaries and Differences!

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — October 5th, 2019 —Think Round Fine Arts announces their groundbreaking exhibit, and inaugural launch of "Families of Abraham."  This multi-destination art exhibit demonstrates unity in diversity.  The concept and art show were 20-years in the making by Heidi Hardin, Executive Director and Founder of Think Round, Inc. and Think Round Fine Arts.  In the current social and political landscape these stories, and struggles are more important than ever to be represented and told.  According to the United Nations, "The number of international migrants worldwide has continued to grow over the past seventeen years, reaching 258 million in 2017." * 

Families of Abraham (Jews, Christians, & Muslims), presents a selection of 234 portraits of four Jewish, four Muslim, and four Christian families of different ethnicity who immigrated to America to make their homes, and start a new life. These family portraits will be on display September 29th - December 29th, 2019 at the following locations: Think Round Fine Arts, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Sherith Israel, and the Islamic Society of San Francisco. This show of interfaith camaraderie, respect, and admiration is to be a catalyst to unify all.

Heidi Hardin explains, “It is my belief that the peoples of the earth live within webs of cultural and social forces, much as stars and planets exist within webs of natural forces that both bind them together and keep them apart.  Though we seem to live as separate individuals, nations, cultures, and faiths, in truth we are one in our humanity.”

Family photo albums have been transcribed into Hardin's genre paintings that offer an unexpected window into the shared human experiences that bridge the personal and the universal.  The music and sound environments are created by Los Angeles composer, Jonathan Sacks, a long-time collaborator with Hardin. Her vision of families is an evocative multimedia meditation on the developmental and archetypal experiences we share within our own families, regardless of faith, culture, or ethnicity. On a symbolic level, these installations explore ideas about cultural self-definition, the pervasiveness of the American dream, the universality of, and new directions imagined for, the human family and their faiths.

“This unique and thoughtful exhibit is a great tribute to all immigrants of every culture, tradition, and age. Represented are the three universal journeys of every human being experiences —the individual journey, the relational journey and the collective journey. It is not to be missed.” –Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropologist.

A full program of related activities will accompany Families of Abraham (family art making, school tours, salon/suppers, and more!). For details of these additional activities, exhibitions and receptions dates at all four sites, please visit https://www.thinkround.org/events-1#/current-events. 

Think Round, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to demonstrate life’s fullest potential through the arts and sciences, especially where environmental concerns meet neighborhoods and families. Think Round’s programming reflects the same core concerns that guide their artists and their artwork. These include environmental awareness, universal spirituality, and the power of creativity to transform people's lives. 

*https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/publications/migrationreport/docs/MigrationReport2017_Highlights.pdf

 

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WHERE: Think Round Fine Arts, 2140 Bush Street, Suite 1, San Francisco, CA 94115  

WHEN: Opening reception - Saturday October 5th - 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Artist talk by Heidi Hardin, 6:00 p.m. (These portraits will be on display October 5th - December 29th, 2019th @ this specific location. Gallery hours: 9:00 a.m. - Noon Monday through Friday, and by appointment.) 

RSVP @ heidi@heidihardin.com; Suggested cash donation at door $10-$20 per family.

PHONE: (415) 602-9599

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