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Windows of the soul

By Robin Loving Rowland

Sylvia Brenner, a US photojournalist and collage artist, tried to photograph a store window display and accidentally created a photo collage, leading to her latest artistic expression, “Windows of the Soul.”

“Windows of the Soul”
By Sylvia Brenner
Tue, Apr 2, 8:30am-4:30pm
Café Muro
Loreto 10B

“What began as a creative accident led me to discover in the Castro and Mission Districts of San Francisco, Mexico City, and San Miguel magical images,” said Brenner. “I can’t take credit for these, which are not photo-shopped or otherwise digitally enhanced; they are one-shot images that the camera saw when I sought to take simple photos,” she continued.

Brenner will explain what she understands about how her “Windows of the Soul” ––including “The Holy Spirit,” “The Colors of the Castro,” “Flag Crossing,” “Crosary,” “Supper in the City,” and “Row, Row, Row Your House” – came to be. But, more intriguing is what she can’t explain, such as how a rainbow of color dripped across a photo of a window of white shoes in a gay district of San Francisco. “All I can say is that magic really happens. Come and be amazed with me.” Brenner concluded.

Colored greeting cards of images from this show and other photographic works of Brenner’s will be for sale in addition to the matted and framed images from under US$5 to under US$100 dollars. “I believe in art for everyone,” said Brenner, who also participates in Free Art Fridays (see facebook).

The show will open at Cafe Muro, Loreto 10B, April 2, from 8:30am-4:30pm. The official cocktail reception will be April 20 from 1-4pm. The closing reception will be April 30 from 1-4pm. “Come enjoy the sangria and stay for the magic,” concluded Brenner.


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