Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Elly Simmons exhibit

This month’s exhibit in the Maurice del Mue galleries at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center is the work of Elly Simmons.

It’s titled Whirling Dervish: A collection of paintings, prints and collage works by San Francisco Bay Artist Elly Simmons:  Thirty Three works spanning Thirty Five Years of Creative Endeavor.

Elly has a long resume. Her works are in numerous public and private collections around the world, including the New York Public Library Collection of Prints and Drawings, The Library of Congress, the Schomberg Museum, New York, the Center for Study of Political Graphics, L. A. , the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, the Packard Foundation and The San Francisco Arts Commission as well as the private collections of Taj Mahal, Pete Seeger, Lynn Woolsey, Barak Obama (!),The George Bush Family (!!) and many others.

Some of her current endeavors include The Al-Mutanabbi Starts Here International Book Art Project and the ongoing film project Last Call: The Specs' Film (a biographical documentary about her colorful father Specs of Specs Bar in North Beach).

Here's a Youtube interview link: 

All works copyright 2016  Elly Simmons

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