by Andria Lo, Photography
Gallery hours: 2pm-6pm, Mon-Sat
Image Shown: "Cliff to Cove"Andria Lo
is a freelance editorial and documentary photographer living in San Francisco. She has been documenting artist studios and public programs at Headlands Center for the Arts since 2011. The photos in this series were taken over dozens of visits to the Marin Headlands - each image reflective of the simultaneous protected and expansive feel within the park, and inspired by the ever-changing and pure quality of light, while documenting the artistic and cultural practices underway at Headlands. More information at headlands.org: http://www.headlands.org/about/Susan Schneider, Curator - The Arts in Education Series
As a local artist Susan shares the Throckmorton Theatre's commitment to bringing our community together through the power of the arts. She is a native to Marin County and has a deep connection to the education system in our schools. Susan graduated from California College of the Arts and has been lucky to spend most of her years in the beautiful Bay Area serving clients through painting and graphic design.
Susanâ€™s paintings capture the Bay Areaâ€™s natural beauty as well as the emotions and beauty of the people she meets. Her process begins when she sees a special moment of light in the landscape and then photographs it. Back in the studio she sets out to reinterpret that moment of light and landscape. Along with this she seeks to capture the emotional content of the moment she witnessed. Her ultimate success comes when she gets to share her painting and the moment with others.
Susan has not only served our local schools with her design talents, but she has also helped raise funds by donating her paintings at school auctions. She developed and designed the fundraising brand "Can Do!" for the Dixie School District education foundation. Recently she completed the new design for the Miller Creek Middle School logo. She is a member of the Marin Catholic Patrons of the Arts wherein she assists with graphic design and with raising funds for the school's arts program. Through her business, Critical Eye Design, she continues doing design projects, primarily creating logos and identities. Susan is currently working on painting commissions, as well as developing work for her next art show in the fall.
The Arts In Education Series is a natural convergence of Susanâ€™s commitment to the arts and to education within our community. In this series she gives both students and teachers of the arts an opportunity to shine. She focuses the light on a local arts center, the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, and on a high school arts program, the exceptionally talented art staff and students at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield.
Through The Arts In Education Series she hopes to bring light and support to art students and teachers within all our schools and wishes them continued creativity on both sides of the desk in the classroom.