The news of artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist Susan Swartz.
After months of anticipation and years of preparation, Susan’s solo exhibit, seasons of the soul opened in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) on June 17, 2011. The exhibit, which features 13 of Susan’s colorful, oversized canvases, will run through October 2, as part of a celebration in honor of the museum’s 25th anniversary.
Says museum director, Susan Fisher Sterling:
With a unique resilience, Susan has turned to art as a source of healing, redirecting her struggles into a body of work that serves as a wake-up call for viewers to notice, appreciate and preserve the enduring beauty of nature, which can help or harm mankind, often as a consequence of our own actions.
The exhibition opened with a special launch party, in which Susan was grateful and humbled to be surrounded by so many supporting friends and family members. She says:
I am so honored to join the ranks of the incredible artists who have showed here over the years. While the rest of us may rest on the laurels of progress, [museum founder] Billy Holladay has never forgotten the value of women artists and has never ceased to be their strongest champion. It is to her and to the entire National Museum of Women in the arts that all of us owe a tremendous debt. Thank you, Billy, thank you.
See out the exhibition yourself at NMWA.org!