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September Special at The Corita Art Center

Labor Day has passed and for many that means back to school. To mark the occasion, we offer u is for us, incorporating reading, writing and 'rithmatic in one fell swoop. U is for us comes from Corita's 1968 Signal Code series, her interpretation of the International Signal Code Flags created in the 1880s to allow ships to communicate visually over great distances. With the advent of radio, a phonetic alphabet was added to avoid pronunciation confusion and 'u' became 'uniform.'

68-21

Of course Corita had shed her uniform, the habit, by the time she made this print. The story goes that the two alphabet series of 1968 (Signal Code and Circus) were inspired by Corita's sabbatical on Cape Cod -- the colorful flags on the yachts in the harbor and the wonderful turn-of-the-century treasures in antique stores. U is for us incorporates both.

Corita's Massachusetts sojourn became permanent. But although she'd left her sisters of the Immaculate Heart Community physically, their friendships and common commitment to peace and social justice endured. Perhaps this unity of spirit underlies the serigraph's transcendence of opposites where u stands for you, and u is for us.

For the month of September, we offer u is for us (regularly $720) for $600. Please call 323-450-4650 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to order.

u is for us, 1968 • Cat. 68-21 • 17" x 22.5"

Events and Exhibitions

Sept. 27, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
Baker Art Museum, Artis-Naples FL

Oct. 11 3pm
In Dialogue at the Pasadena Museum of California Art
Discussion of Corita's impact on contemporary design in L.A.
Alissa Walker with Louise Sandhaus, Juliette Bellocq and Corita's Learning by Heart co-author Jan Steward
Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

Oct. 28 7pm
An evening with Sister Carol Perry, author of Waiting for our Souls to Catch Up
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Jan. 2 – Feb. 6, 2015
Hope Has Me
DePree Gallery, Hope College, Holland, MI

Jan. 17 10am – 2pm
MLK Day Celebration and Mary's Day style procession
In partnership with PMCA, All Saints Church and Day One we will create procession banners with a world health focus and parade through Pasadena, followed by food trucks and picnicking on the lawn.
All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA

Jan 31 – April 18, 2015
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

April 25 1pm
Earth Day "Happening" and Art-making
Corita Art Center

June 14 – Oct. 11
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

 
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