What do you do when tragedy strikes and you loose it all? Eventhough we cannot foresee such events, we can certainly help those who have gone through it. Such is the case of a humble and talented artist whom I have come to appreciate over the years.
On April 6, while Joliet-based artist Pedro Palacios worked away in his studio, his family home unexpectedly caught on fire. Along with his family’s personal possessions, his faithful dog was also lost in the tragedy. The only thing that survived out of the ashes was a selection Pedro’s works which he had stored in the home’s basement.
“Ashes and Incense: The Enduring Art of Pedro Palacios” is an exhibition of recovered works celebrating the resilient and enduring heart and faith of artist Pedro Palacios. Although the tragedy destroyed material possessions and family memories, the restless desire to overcome the hardships of life endures in the works of Pedro Palacios.
Please join us to celebrate life with the artist. A selection of small artworks donated by Chicago artists will be available for purchase as well as signed limited edition posters of the artist’s work. All proceeds will go to the recovery fund of Pedro Palacios.
Ashes and Incense: The Enduring Art of Pedro Palacios
MAY 17 to JUNE 1, 2013
GOMEZ & ROSSETTI STUDIO, LOWER LEVEL
Opening: Friday, May 17 from 7 to 10 pm