Fine artist Heidi Hardin, in partnership with Sherith Israel Synagogue, Calvary Presbyterian Church, The Islamic Society of San Francisco and Think Round Fine Arts, is pleased to present Families of Abraham (Four: Jews, Christians and Muslims), which is Parts I, II and III of her extended project, The Human Family Tree/A Walk Through Paradise… seven installations (The Paradise Project) from October 1 through December 30, 2019, at all four neighborhood venues.
Twenty years in the making, Families of Abraham… mounts a selection of 234 portraits of four Jewish, four Muslim, and four Christian families of different ethnicity whom have traveled to America to make their homes.
Snapshots from twelve family photo albums are transcribed into Hardin's genre painting and offer an unexpected window into the shared human experiences that bridge the personal and the universal. Taken together her vision is an evocative multimedia meditation on the experiences we share, regardless of faith, culture, or ethnicity, and centers on families who are followers of eleven major world religions. 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.
Please join Heidi Hardin at Sherith Israel, Calvary, SF Islamic Society, and Think Round Fine Arts for ArtSpan’s 2019 Open Studio and beyond, for this exaltation of art, culture, and family. A full program of family art making workshops, school tours, salon/suppers, panel discussions, and much more, will accompany these exhibits. All classes, activities and refreshments are free of charge. Please visit: http://www.thinkround.org/index/#/our-artists/ for a full calendar of events.
Think Round Fine Arts is located at 2140 Bush Street, Suite 1 at Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94115. Sherith Israel is located at 2266 California St at Webster, SF Islamic Society is located at 20 Jones Street at Market and Calvary Presbyterian is located at 2515 Fillmore Street at Jackson. For more information please call Heidi at 415-602-9599 or email: [email protected]. Think Round Fine Arts gallery hours are 9-noon, Monday through Friday, and by appointment.