Picture“Isfahan” by Shiva Pakdel. Courtesy image.

In the midst of a global pandemic, there certainly has been a dearth of the “meaningful, hopeful and beautiful” in 2020.

But for its first exhibit in 2021, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is ready to shine a light on the amazing art that has been brought forth during these many tragic months. Running Jan. 9-Feb. 21, “Here and Now” is a stimulating exhibit featuring 90 local artists,” MarinMOCA officials said in announcing the exhibit. “There has never been a time like here and now. Globally, it’s the most challenging year of the 21st century, with more medical, social, and ecological disasters than ever before.”

“In these difficult times art is essential, for makers and viewers alike,” they continued. “The exhibiting artists have responded with work that is meaningful, hopeful and beautiful.”

Mill Valley gallerist and curator, Kim Eagles-Smith, who opened his gallery in the 94941 in 2019, is jurying the exhibit. His eponymous Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery is at 23 Sunnyside Avenue and is open Tue.-Fri., 10:30am-5:30pm, Sat.-Sun., 11am-5pm and by appointment. MORE INFO on MarinMOCA.

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