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Creative Expression: A Lifelong Pursuit at the Riverside Art Museum

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) proudly presents Creative Expression: A Lifelong Pursuit, running December 2, 2014 – February 14, 2015, with a free open-to-the-public Opening Reception on Friday, December 5, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Creative Expression: A Lifelong Pursuit will feature women artists born in the 1920’s and early 1930’s who reside in southern California. These women bring a legacy of involvement with the arts in Riverside and the surrounding region. A complement to RAM’s 2013 Women of the Permanent Collection, this exhibit will feature a variety of styles and media from a select number of artists, including Veora Erwin, ada m. passaro, Joanna Mersereau, Helen L. Bell, and Pauline Geerlings. These artists prove that art is a lifelong pursuit and the exhibit celebrates their experience and contribution to the realm of creative expression. Additionally, RAM honors its legacy of strong women advocates and artists present in its own history by showcasing these female artists of a certain age.
“These particular artists produce work which inspires on many levels,” says Danielle Trynoski, guest curator of the exhibit. “Each brings a unique approach to the creative process shaped by a veritable lifetime of experiences, many of which involve the shaping of this museum. RAM recognizes them as distinguished artists, community leaders, teachers, and more, and this exhibit strives to shine the spotlight on them.”
Companion programming will encourage a dialogue about arts, aging, and embracing the arts late in life. There will also be a Curatorial Tour on Sunday, December 7, starting at 3:30 p.m., and an Artist Coffee Klatsch on Sunday, January 18, starting at 2:00 p.m.
“The women in this exhibition have inspired me for decades,” states artist Sue Mitchell. “Having just recently started my artistic journey, they have convinced me that I still have another 20 to 30 years to create.”
RAM relies on the generosity of members and donors to support its exhibitions, education programs, and special events. A 60-plus-year-old, private, non-profit cultural arts institution housed in a National Historic 1929 building designed by Hearst Castle and AIA Gold Medal-winning architect Julia Morgan, the museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors a year. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. For information on exhibits, events, classes, memberships, or sponsorship opportunities, visit Find us on Facebook (, Twitter (RAMRiverside), Instagram (@riversideartmuseum), and Pinterest (
This exhibition is supported in part by: Barbara Haven and Katie Grigsby

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