Sep
11
Sat
Marlena Arthur “The Rainbow Girls” at Tierra’s Gallery @ Tierra del Sol Gallery
Sep 11 – Oct 30 all-day
Marlena Arthur "The Rainbow Girls" at Tierra's Gallery @ Tierra del Sol Gallery

Tierra Del Sol presents The Rainbow Girls, the first solo exhibition by Marlena Arthur. The 27 year old artist who came to Tierra’s art studio program in 2016 is focused on sharing her vision of a community of powerful female characters who join together to save the world.

Arthur has been making art since she was in middle school when she started watching the animated television series My Little Pony and Equestrian Girls. She began by learning to draw the characters, then as her skills and imagination grew, she created her own stories that include character color wheel charts, storyboard-like imagery, and ceramics that expand the narrative into three dimensions.

Choosing seven color tones that Arthur considers beautiful, she combines colored pencils, markers, and acrylic paint to create a world where the magic happens when her seven characters and the dog Mikey work together for the greater good. Each Rainbow Girl has a narrative arc that continues to evolve as Marlena herself becomes a powerful Black woman artist.

Reminiscent of the female-centered paintings of Varnette Honeywood, Arthur’s Rainbow Girls are an inspiring collection of stories and images from an emerging contemporary artist who has an active relationship with the public sphere and social media. And yet, her creative impulse – particularly her color wheel kaleidoscopes of eyes, shoes and cutie marks – has the mystic resonance of early Betye Saar leather paintings.

For Marlena Arthur, making artwork makes her feel both proud and happy. Tierra Del Sol shares these joyful ideas with our community at a time when we could use unity and some magic to save the world. The Rainbow Girls will be on view from September 11 through October 30, 2021.


Tierra Del Sol Gallery
945 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, Ca 90012
www.tierradelsol.org – 213-625-0935
Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm and by appointment

For further inquiries contact: Paige Wery – pwery@tierradelsol.org – cell: 323-243-0658

Oct
9
Sat
Tierra’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tierra's 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Join Tierra on Saturday, October 9th as we celebrate 50 years of inclusion and value for all individuals with developmental disabilities!  Click here to register today!

Nov
25
Thu
Happy Thanksgiving – Office/Campus CLOSURE DATES
Nov 25 – Nov 26 all-day
Happy Thanksgiving - Office/Campus CLOSURE DATES

In observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Tierra del Sol will be closed Thursday, November 25th – Friday, November 26th.  We wish you all a wonderful holiday!!!

Dec
24
Fri
2021 Winter Holiday Season – CLOSURE DATES
Dec 24 – Dec 31 all-day
2021 Winter Holiday Season - CLOSURE DATES

In observation of the Winter Holiday season, Tierra del Sol will be closed Friday, December 24th – Friday, December 31st.  We will resume regular operating hours on Monday, January 3, 2021.  We wish you all a wonderful holiday season with those you love and we look forward to seeing everyone in the new year!

Jan
17
Mon
Martin Luther King Holiday – CLOSURE DATES
Jan 17 all-day
Martin Luther King Holiday - CLOSURE DATES

In observation of the MLK Holiday, Tierra del Sol will be closed Monday, January 17th.  We will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, January 18th.  We wish you all a wonderful holiday!!!

May
30
Mon
Memorial Day – Campus Closure
May 30 all-day
Memorial Day - Campus Closure

In observation of the Memorial Day holiday, Tierra del Sol and all Tierra eLearning sessions and workshops will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022.  We wish you a wonderful and safe holiday.