What an amazing week. I wanted to invite you and all of your friends to my family’s fine art exhibition on Saturday | November 16 | 5 – 7 PM
The idea for this exhibition came about in Mexico City and after much consideration, the Vincent Price Art Museum and director Pilar Tompkins Rivas brought Yolanda González: Sueño de Familia / Dream of Family to fruition.
Dream of Family introduces my family and their art-making legacy over one hundred fifty years originating from Mexico and migrating to the United States. It is a miracle really, my great-grandfather’s Renaissance-inspired drawings originally hung in the hallway of our family home, and with 6 children its a miracle nothing happened to them. Thank goodness though, as great-grandfather Juan Nepomuceno López (Mexico, b. 1860 – d. 1940), illustrated these masterful drawings back in 1877. I stared at these pieces, and really revered them, so beautiful.
Now I get to share his artwork along with my grandmother and teacher, Margarita “Mague” López Ibarra (Mexico, b. 1906 – d. 1999), my mother, confidant and fellow ceramic partner “Yola” López González, and my niece, aka baby girl, inspiration and great friend Lauren Stacia González.
Each family member is well represented in the Dream of Family, and when you come to the exhibition you will be greeted with the spirit of the González family, who actively recognize the potency of life through artistic contributions and ability to inspire others in the community.
“This art collection is a sincere expression of who we are and where we came from. I hope people of all ages can discover the excitement I feel in their own lives when they learn how connected we all are. I feel like there are so many compelling stories of inspiration that can inspire others.” — Yolanda Gonzalez —
Stay tuned for more stories on my blog. In the meantime, please join me at the Vincent Price Art Museum on Saturday, November 16 from 5 to 7 PM.