Cultural Encounters Artist Commission Updates

Todd and Meklit at home in the Kimball Gallery

Todd and Meklit at home in the Kimball Gallery

The Fine Arts Museums solicit California artists and art groups to create site specific works and installations in response to the de Young's permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, or the building and its environment

Todd and Meklit describing their process with visitors and sharing work created

Todd and Meklit describing their process with visitors and sharing work created during their time with us.

Todd and Meklit, Artistic Director and resident artist, respectively, of the Red Poppy Art House joined us as June Artists-in-Residence as well as commissioned artists for the de Young Museum with their project entitled Meklit Hadero and Todd Brown: Light, Shadow, and the Space of in Between.

Every month the de Young invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the museum. This interactive program is meant to encourage dialogue between the museum visitor and local working artists within the community.

Todd working on yet another layer of his piece,

Todd working on yet another layer of his piece, "Resilience"

In the case of Hadero and Brown, the artists integrated their artistic processes with the physical environment of the Kimball Gallery in an interactive installation enhanced by musical compositions and two-dimensional art. The ultimate goal of Todd and Meklit was to inspire visitors to integrate art into their own home, work, and life environments.

In an effort to document their their uniquely intensive process, Todd has included several images and further explanations of his and Meklit's various works on his website: www.artist-toddbrown.com.

Please visit his site and see what beautiful inspiring work is being created in YOUR community!