||On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publishing of On the Origin of Species, Michele Guieu puts together a show, “Lucy, Darwin and Me,” that celebrates our origins and biodiversity, and evokes the years she spent in Africa, including the trips she took to the Sahara desert with her geologist father and her biologist mother. Michele’s time in Africa coincided with the discovery of the skeleton known as Lucy, the oldest hominid found at the time and named for the Beatles’ song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” The show runs from Saturday, December 12, 2009 to Sunday, January 24, 2010, at Art Produce Gallery in North Park.
Opening reception is Saturday, December 12, 2009, from 6 to 9pm.
Michele Guieu is a San Diego Art Prize 2009 nominee.
Gallery Events, December 12, 2009:
2:00pm-3:00pm-- Marian Williams tells African tales for children.
Noon- 4:00pm--Art Produce is hosting a fair trade market of African art and imports to benefit Women’s Empowerment STAR Center.
7:00-8:00pm-- Alfusainey Suso plays the traditional West African kora.
January 9, 6:30-8:00pm- A casual conversation with the artist, Michele Guieu.
January 16, 6:30-8:00pm. - Panel Discussion, "Urban, Political and Human Ecologies” with Leslie Ryan, landscape architect, AEREA, a San Diego landscape architecture firm, and Deborah Forster, Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego