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Peace, Love, Eros & the Blues

Works on Canvas, Paper and Collage by San Francisco Bay Area Artist Elly Simmons

October 13 - 20, 2011

Reception with the artist:
Thursday October 13, 6 to 9 pm.

Jazz and blues with Maralisa Simmons-Cook & New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music artists
Food & Libations from Specs' 12 Adler Museum Cafe in San Francisco's North Beach
Closing event:
Wednesday, October 20, 6 to 8 pm.
Iraqi and Israeli writers, poets and musicians.

Elly Simmons, an internationally exhibited artist, is well-known for her dual commitments to
art and to activism. She has created numerous posters for political and cultural groups
over the past twenty five years, while primarily working as a painter and collage artist,
and in collaboration with different master printers, mosaic artists, muralists and tapestry artists.

Her work is in museum collections around the country, including The National Museum of Women in the Arts, and The Smithsonian Institute Museum, Washington D.C., The Schomberg Center, New York, New York, The Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, California, The Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina, The City of Berkeley, Berkeley, California and The City of San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Private collections including President Barak Obama, President and Mrs. George Bush, Robin Williams, Roselyne Swig, Taj Mahal, The Packard Foundation, Mollie Katzen, Eduardo Galeano, Pete Seeger, Rosalie Sorrels, Representative Lynn Woolsey, Marianne and Scott Nelson, Christy Baylon, and  David and Kirsten Swimmer.

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