The Disabilities Resource Center was proud to unveil Sun Fire a painting by renowned artist George Mendoza on April 22 at a coffee and cake reception. George Mendoza is a legally blind artist who participated in the DRC’s Disability Awareness Month Colors of the Wind event in October 2014. At the Colors of the Wind event, George began the painting while he talked about his experience of going blind and what it was like to be a blind painter. Earlier in his visit, George accompanied author JL Powers to Skyline College’s overlook and was inspired by his vision of the Pacific Ocean. This vision of the Pacific as viewed from Skyline College inspired the work that now hangs in the DRC’s front lobby.
DRC partnered with Poetry Month and the Language Arts Division for the Sun Fire reception. Two poems were read at the event, one was an original composition by a Skyline College student.
DRC welcomes the campus community to stop by our front lobby in 5-132 to view this wonderful new addition to artwork on campus!
Article by Melissa Matthews