Mercy Center

MONTHLY ART EXHIBIT

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An Expression of the Spirit

 

Every two months, we host a new exhibit of artworks: original drawings, paintings and photographs created by friends and associates of Mercy Center Burlingame. The art gallery space is located on the 2nd floor in the hallway between the main stairway and the Oak Room. If you're attending a retreat or program, we encourage you to visit the gallery, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and take a few moments to experience the world through the eyes of artists.

Mercy Center Gallery is open every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Current Exhibit

Compositions in Time

 

The exhibit Compositions in Time by Delmie Amaral is displayed at Mercy Center during September and October 2018.

 

Delmie Amaral is originally from El Salvador. She became a citizen, raised a family and lives with her husband in Burlingame California. She has worked for San Francisco and San Mateo School District and has been the owner of a family day care for over 25 years. She is a mother and Grandmother. Her interest in art came from her great-aunt, an accomplished and successful artist. Almaral has taken art classes over the years and worked in various media. Her role as a creative participant comes directly from the pull from the ideal and abstract, and also from a very human experience within her and her daily life. It frees her, challenges her, and gives her a sense of meaning, joy and passion for the ordinary to become extraordinary.

 

Her strongest influence has been her father, who was a watchmaker and a jeweler. Intrigued by the complex mechanism and visual appeal of watches, the sound and rhythm in nature and in silence, she has chosen art as a means to explore and express a deeper sense of meaning within the "time" we are given; remembering the importance in keeping an open heart, staying aware and awake to life. Compositions In Time expresses her journey so far, encircled with vibrant and moving colors, strong yet graceful line patterns. She brings forth unique compositions that embrace her experiences and background with children as teachers.

 

Delmie Amaral
"Morning Song"