Aesthetically Speaking

Mobile art gallery rolls into St. Louis Park

final day01Jean Stephen Galleries of St. Louis Park is set to present a unique mobile art studio/exhibition from local artist Pamela Sukhum.

Sukhum’s works, which are exhibited in fine art galleries around the world are characterized by rich colors and textures, and warm, radiant energy. Fueled by spiritual and human connections forged during her journeys around the globe, from the monasteries of Tibet to the refugee camps of Eastern Chad, her mission is to bring beauty and light to the world through her paintings.

Borne out of her passion for art and desire to share her gift with others, artist Sukhum launched the Beautiful Project in early 2006 and has since worked to inspire and empower communities globally. Today, the Beautiful Project can be found working with the children in war refugee camps in Africa, impoverished communities in South America, and across the U.S. working with children with Down’s Syndrome, seniors, and inner city children.

Her latest venture, which she began last year, is titled Art Venture, a 30-foot art studio and gallery on wheels providing free art workshops, live painting performances and opportunities for visitors to tour her mobile studio gallery and talk in person about her work.

Formerly a researcher in cardiovascular health and electrophysiology, Sukhum left the biomedical field in 2003 to pursue her true passion, painting. With barely enough money in hand for the first month’s rent, she moved into her downtown Minneapolis studio space to begin her new journey. Years later, Sukhum’s paintings are featured in prominent fine art galleries in North America, Canada and Dubai , Among other honors, Sukhum was awarded the prestigious Director’s Choice Award at ArtExpo New York.

Art Venture takes place on Saturday, Oct. 4 with a children’s event from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. followed later that evening by an artist’s reception from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Jean Stephen Galleries, 4811 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park. To RSVP, or for more information on the showing, call (612) 338-4333 or visit www.jsgalleries.com.

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September 29, 2014
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