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NIAD Art Center Will Be Closed Monday, May 25.

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But, we are open Saturday, May 23. And we reopen on Tuesday, May 26. See you soon.

Coming Soon // Hermosas Criatures: Ceramics And Drawings From Julio Del Rio, At NIAD Art Center Beginning June 5.

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For the last several years, Julio Del Rio has been creating some quite amazing beings in clay; one might even call them “beautiful creatures.” Del Rio explores not just the human form, he also build objects based on the animal kingdom. Read More

Today… May 5 // We’re Coming To You With Our Hand Out!

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May 5  is East Bay Gives. It’s a day when local non-profits raise funds with the help of local foundations.

Please consider donating to NIAD Art Center. Read More

Two Places At Once // Saturday May 2 The Gallery Is Open And We’re At The Parking Lot Art Fair.

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That’s right.

You can stop by our galleries from 11 a – 3 p.

Or if you’re in San Francisco for the Art Market, why not stop over and visit us at The Parking Lot Art Fair. It is right next door! Read More

On View // AAOE #30: “Wyrt: Root,” Organized Elie-Anne Chevrier

About the exhibition

Wyrt: Root (Old English wyrt “root, herb, plant,”) Art is our wyrt.

My description of purpose are quotes from artists I enjoy:

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper 

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”  Francis Bacon 

“To create one’s own world takes courage.” Georgia O’Keeffe

“To be an artist is to believe in life.” Henry Moore 

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas 

“What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.” 
Eugene Delacroix 

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian 

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Paul Cezanne 

“There is no must in art because art is free.”  Wassily Kandinsky 

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”  Edvard Munch 

“An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.” Paul Valéry 

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” Oscar Wilde 

“The artist’s world is limitless.  It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.  It is always on his doorstep.” Paul Strand 

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” Kurt Vonnegut 

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” Émile Zola 

“Do not fear mistakes – there are none.” Miles David 

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton

“Art is the highest form of hope.” Gerhard Richter

About the organizer

Elie-Anne Chevrier recently opened Sugar in the Germantown / Mt Airy sections of Philadelphia. Sugar is a guaranteed sweet spot for art, music and design. Featuring monthly exhibitions showcasing internationally recognized artists, Sugar embraces a relaxed “come and stay awhile” aesthetic, with an art works, books, vinyl, music collection, modern, vintage and mid-century finds for your home and regular events showcasing local musicians & delicious edibles.

She is formerly an Exhibitions Registrar at the Philadelphia Museum of Art & co-founder of the pop-up shop Nomad, a collector and all-around amazing treasure hunter.

Elie-Anne sits on the board of the Woodmere Art Museum.