Feb 22, 2015-
Feb 22, 2015
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Chris Hellman: Giving as a Work of Art - The Botanical Series
The Osher Marin JCC's Center for Jewish Peoplehood presents Giving as a Work of Art, an exhibition San Francisco watercolor artist Chris Hellman.
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael
Event Description

The Osher Marin JCC's Center for Jewish Peoplehood is pleased to present Giving as a Work of Art, a solo exhibition of works by San Francisco watercolor artist and philanthropist, Chris Hellman. The opening reception will feature a trunk show offering high-quality merchandise with beautifully rendered reproductions from Chris' "Botanical" series. The merchandise will be available for sale at the exhibit, following the launch of her new website on February 9th, Proceeds from the trunk show will support the Chris Hellman Alzheimer's Fund, donor advised, through The San Francisco Foundation. Dr. Bruce Miller MD, Neurologist and Clinical Director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, will be a featured speaker at the reception. 

Chris is renowned for her finely detailed botanical watercolors, which vacillate between delicate realism, reminiscent of 19th century botanical prints, and unabashed, poetic vibrancy. The floral subjects are depicted at the height of their bloom, seemingly immune to the ebb and flow of natural life cycles. The work is at once intimate and seductive, a celebration of intense color, whimsy and serene beauty. 

Regarding her philanthropy, in 1994, Chris and Warren, along with their children created the Hellman Fellows Program to support junior faculty research at various public and private universities.  Additionally, she is Chair Emeritus of San Francisco Ballet, and has served as Chair of the San Francisco Arts Organization's Task Force; Board Member of the San Francisco Free Clinic-founded by her daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Tricia and Richard Gibbs, a Trustee Emeritus for the Princess Grace Foundation USA, a sustaining member of the Junior League, and a member of the San Francisco Symphony League, among many others.

Chris Hellman has four children, twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Fee: $0.00

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Phone: 415-444-8000




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