Hibbleton presents: The Art of Hope

October 12, 2013 in Downtown Fullerton Art Walk


Hope – v. to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true.

Hibbleton Gallery, in collaboration with Fullerton College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Hope University,
cordially invite you to our next exhibit…

The Art of Hope: an art exhibit and silent auction benefitting Hope University, a leader in fine arts programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The opening reception is Friday, November 1, from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Featuring work by the artists of Hope University:

Cathy Acton, Miguel Aldaz, Joanna Buon-Cristiani, Marvin Castillo, Michelle Emory, Shadow Franks, Chris Friedman, Cindy Hein, Jim Lin, Sharon Mauck, Fred Mezzo, Howard Miller, Darren Peterson, Ana Pinedo, Jason Rosales, Ben Simendinger, Chih, Tseng, Pei-Lin Stotler, Tannette Tuttle, and Melanie Vasquez

And a very special musical performance by band the Hi Hopes!

These are the artists of Hope. This is their practice, their work; they practice the art of hope every day. Each life is a wish, a wish for something wonderful to happen. The artists represented here embody the definition of hope in their very being, and their work is an artifact of their creativity and joie de vivre. Each work is a reflection of the artist, the person and their desires, honest and direct in their essential styles. And through some cosmic union their collective work bares threads to the vast lineage of artists who have gone before them. There are echoes of the palette of Philip Guston and the scrawlings of Sol Lewitt and Cy Twombly, and yet the work represents the unique visual language of each artist. Hope is such a simple word, expectant with anticipation, and yet it has been used wantonly, so that it runs the risk of losing its meaning in its overuse. In today’s political climate, rife with inequality, the word hope is spoken as a matter of course by speechmakers, but it is the pure of heart whose utterance of hope really speaks to us. The work offered here is an authentic expression of that hope. In the words of Emily Dickinson:

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all…

-Lisa Lo Russo, Curator


Hibbleton Gallery
Hope University
Fullerton College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Fullerton Art Walk
Magoski Arts Colony

Hibbleton Gallery is located at 223 W. Santa Fe. Ave
inside the Magoski Arts Colony