As we are required to be physically distant, the arts are keeping us socially connected. During this time the City Lights gallery is closed, but the artists and staff are busy, contributing with the resources and abilities that they have. City Lights realizes that there are many needs and hardships to address during this extraordinary time. Many have loss a source of income. Our health and food security is at risk. This is also the case for artists and creatives who work though the gig-economy. This group of small business owners are just now able to apply for a form of unemployment relief. Meaning that they have gone without most, if not all of their income since mid-March. Here is a link to the short News 12 plea to raise awareness of their situation.
Below are some still images of the art on the wall currently at City Lights. It has a patriotic, we can make it red, white and blue theme, punctuated with black and white.
Please enjoy the artworks in the current City Lights exhibit created by Natalya Aikens, Susan Clinard, Carlos Davila, Jane Davila, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Ruben Marroquin, Jay Misencik, Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli, Rick Shaefer, Liz Squillace, Jahmane West.