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Photo by Gabbe Grodin

Gabbe Grodin pays homage to the inspiring and powerful women in her life in her exhibition, "WOW: Wonderful Old Women." Grodin, who is a long-time instructor in the Bihl Haus GO! Arts program for older adults, said her project is inspired by the book Wonderful Old Women (Outskirts Press, 2016), a series of interviews conducted by Bonnie Lyons, co-edited with Deb Fields and featuring photographs by Linda Harris. In the book, 13 women, ages 80 to 97, tell their stories, reflecting on how they see themselves and their life’s journey.

This visual version of "WOW" features 14 life-size oil paintings of the artist’s students who hold their own artworks up for the viewer to see. More than 30 paintings and drawings from these students will also be on display.

The exhibition also features the monumental painting titled My Matrilineage, 58 portraits on a single 60 x 48 inch canvas of women who have inspired or influenced the artist. In addition to the portrait of author Bonnie Lyons, My Matrilineage presents portraits of Grodin’s mother, aunts and art teachers plus a few pop-culture icons like Xena the Warrior Princess, singer Nina Simone, and Barbra Streisand’s character in the film Yentl.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through July 30.

Gabbe Grodin pays homage to the inspiring and powerful women in her life in her exhibition, "WOW: Wonderful Old Women." Grodin, who is a long-time instructor in the Bihl Haus GO! Arts program for older adults, said her project is inspired by the book Wonderful Old Women (Outskirts Press, 2016), a series of interviews conducted by Bonnie Lyons, co-edited with Deb Fields and featuring photographs by Linda Harris. In the book, 13 women, ages 80 to 97, tell their stories, reflecting on how they see themselves and their life’s journey.

This visual version of "WOW" features 14 life-size oil paintings of the artist’s students who hold their own artworks up for the viewer to see. More than 30 paintings and drawings from these students will also be on display.

The exhibition also features the monumental painting titled My Matrilineage, 58 portraits on a single 60 x 48 inch canvas of women who have inspired or influenced the artist. In addition to the portrait of author Bonnie Lyons, My Matrilineage presents portraits of Grodin’s mother, aunts and art teachers plus a few pop-culture icons like Xena the Warrior Princess, singer Nina Simone, and Barbra Streisand’s character in the film Yentl.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through July 30.

Gabbe Grodin pays homage to the inspiring and powerful women in her life in her exhibition, "WOW: Wonderful Old Women." Grodin, who is a long-time instructor in the Bihl Haus GO! Arts program for older adults, said her project is inspired by the book Wonderful Old Women (Outskirts Press, 2016), a series of interviews conducted by Bonnie Lyons, co-edited with Deb Fields and featuring photographs by Linda Harris. In the book, 13 women, ages 80 to 97, tell their stories, reflecting on how they see themselves and their life’s journey.

This visual version of "WOW" features 14 life-size oil paintings of the artist’s students who hold their own artworks up for the viewer to see. More than 30 paintings and drawings from these students will also be on display.

The exhibition also features the monumental painting titled My Matrilineage, 58 portraits on a single 60 x 48 inch canvas of women who have inspired or influenced the artist. In addition to the portrait of author Bonnie Lyons, My Matrilineage presents portraits of Grodin’s mother, aunts and art teachers plus a few pop-culture icons like Xena the Warrior Princess, singer Nina Simone, and Barbra Streisand’s character in the film Yentl.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through July 30.

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Bihl Haus Arts
2803 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78201
https://bihlhausarts.org/

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