SCC hosts exhibit by Hungarian painters
The Sonoma Community Center will present “Red and White,” an exhibition of works by contemporary Hungarian painters in Gallery 212 from Oct. 5 to 31. The opening reception will be held at Sonoma Community Center on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibit, entitled “Red and White,” is a collection of avant works, inspired by the colors of wine and the pioneering spirit of Agoston Haraszthy. The installation is the second stage of a two-part collaboration between SCC and the organizers of the Haraszthy200 Festival in Hungary.
The exhibit will also travel to San Francisco and Budapest.
“Red and White” blends the common culture of Sonoma and its newest Sister City, Tokaj Hungary, both celebrated wine making regions in their countries. The collection of red and white paintings ranges from geometric, constructivist styles to unique works painted on paper with Hungarian wine.
The Sonoma Community Center collaborated with festival organizers on an international call to artists for the exhibition. Works, collected from Hungary and throughout the U.S., were exhibited in San Francisco last month. Now, works by Hungarian artists will be exhibited in Sonoma as the American works ship to Hungary.
The project is made possible by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the Mobile MADI Museum in Budapest.
Admission to the exhibition is free. For more information, call 938-4626, ext. 1, or visit sonomacommunitycenter.org. The Sonoma Community Center is located at 276 E. Napa St.