May Special at the Corita Art Center
April showers bring May flowers and this May the Corita Art Center offers you a bouquet.
only you and i can help the sun to rise each morning, if we don’t, it may drench itself out in sorrow.
Like so many of Corita’s prints, this quote with Corita’s sunny, yellow tulips holds the opposites of hope and despair. In typical Corita style, it also reminds us of the active role we must take to sway the balance.
This print, 84-08, falls in the middle of a series of twelve different tulip compositions, all of them decidedly upbeat: good for you, the best is yet to be, we can create life without war. But don’t be fooled by these prints’ simplicity and serenity – although they lack the same overt political overtones of earlier serigraphs, they exemplify Corita’s mixture of optimism and activism -- her insistent cheer of “you can do it” propels us into the activity of getting it done – “it” could mean anything from the enormous assignment she gave students, to her own tireless campaign to ban nuclear weapons.
Whatever your “it” is – personal or political, this serigraphs reminds us to let it shine bright, or risk unquenchable sadness. To encourage you on the journey, this month the Corita Art Center offers this print (regularly $600) for the special price of $450.
only you and i can help the sun to rise each morning, 1984 • 84-08, ed. 150 • 16” x 20”
Call 323-466-2157 ext 1021 to order.
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