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Members' Reception: Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition

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Thursday, February 1, 2024,
6pm - 8pm


FREE for members

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MAH members are invited to join us for the opening of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition.

In 1985, Roy and Frances Rydell established the Roy and Frances Rydell Visual Arts Fund to promote local visual artists and arts organizations. Following their passing, their estate was bequeathed to the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, with the proceeds of the sale helping to grow the fund to its current level of over $2 million.

Now in its 15th year, the fellowship program continues to honor the wishes and intent of the Rydells and has awarded $600,000 directly to local artists.

Opening at the MAH, we're proud to be showcasing the 2022-2023 Rydell Visual Arts Fund recipients Kajahl Benes-Trapp, Kristiana Chan, Anna Friz, and Janette Gross. The exhibition looks to showcase and celebrates the creativity of Santa Cruz County while honoring the legacy of Roy and Frances Rydell.


6 :00 pm: Doors open
6 :30 pm: Artist and curator remarks
8 :00 pm: Event concludes

Presented in partnership with Community Foundation Santa Cruz County.

Top Image: Header Image: Flotsam by Isabelle Jenniches, 2006, photo courtesy Community Foundation Santa Cruz County.

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