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Source: Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

November 3, 2019 (San Diego) -- The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) presents a fine art exhibition featuring award winning artists Kenda Francis, Laura Lehman, Ellen Parry, and Julianne Ricksecker.

This exhibit will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery from October 26 through December 6, 2019.

Connecting Sea and Sky is a call for conserving nature and for recognizing the relationships between all living things.  Four featured artists see themselves as not only explorers of earth, but also as travelers in thought. 

Artists Ellen Parry and Julianne Ricksecker express the lively colors and textures of our local natural habitat while Laura Lehman  creates dreamy watercolor renditions of flowers and vegetation that exist in nature and the mind.

Artist Kenda Francis described her process: “I show that animals are displaced by painting and drawing them in urban, graffiti filled environments. I spray paint with multi-layered, hand cut stencils over brush strokes, paint drips, pen and pencil marks to reflect them living in human altered landscapes. I hope viewers see and feel that animals are struggling, that they need our compassion, and that we cannot continue on our path of waste and apathy. These unique creatures are the secret to a balanced system and to our own well-being and are worth preserving and taking actions to save.”

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