Art is transformational. Luckily, the earliest recorded art practice within my family started way back around 1877 with my Great Great Grandfather in Mexico. His daughter, my Grandmother, independently carved her inspired path in Mexico that honored both music and the fine arts together before moving to the United States in the 1920s.
When I was a little girl, my Mother shared vivid stories about her family of artists and encouraged me to pursue the arts full time. I loved my Grandmother too she made such an impact on my life. Combined, they both gave me the confidence to practice the arts full time. Their vision really became a reality when I earned a fine art scholarship to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, just before graduating high school.
My life has been and is all about inspiration, sharing, learning, and laughing with those I love the most. I definitely learned this from my Grandmother, Mother, and Niece. When she was still quite young, my niece became like a daughter to me, and once again, art became our soulful bond and was cheered on by my family.
My Mom, Yola, cheered us all on, and many years later reignited her own passion to pursue the ceramic arts at the young age of 83.
My art practice is a soulful journey empowered by my family and an absolute blessing. Together, our art is a unified celebration of family. Art is our affectionate celebration of all the good times we share and a cry for unity through all of our downtimes.
Art, to this day, is like our everyday vitamin. Creative blood runs through my family’s veins. Art empowers us. We work together regularly, inspire each other and teach each other.
My entire family is looking forward to seeing you and your families this November 16 for the opening of Yolanda González: Sueño de la Familia at the Vincent Price Art Museum.
Sueño de la Familia, the Family Dream,
at the Vincent Price Art Museum
November 16, 2019.
“This just might be the very first multi-generational art exhibition shared between generations of artists from one family…”
“Has a museum ever exhibited one family tree before?”
Please sign up on the blog for exhibition details, opening reception, after party, workshops, artist talks and exhibition catalog.