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Paying It Forward: From One Woman to Many, a Terry Hertz-Dougherty Retrospective

By T. Peterson

Experience an exceptional art show—seventy plus unique and memorable pieces by local artist Terry Hertz-Daugherty—and perhaps purchase an extraordinary piece of art which will benefit a worthy young campo woman seeking a better life through education. Due to the generosity of both Terry and gallery director Jo Brenzo, 100 percent of the event’s art sales will be donated to Mujeres en Cambio for much needed scholarships, furthering the hopes and dreams of exceptional young women.

“Paying It Forward: From One Woman to Many”
Art Sale to Benefit Mujeres en Cambio
Sat, Jan 31, 5-8pm
Show continues to February 1-7, 11am-6pm
Galería Photo/Graphic
Mesones 57

At 95 years young, a working artist with pep and panache, Terry creates sensational multi-media art works which incorporate cloth, paper, canvas, and mylar, stitched, glued, painted, drawn, Xeroxed, sequined, and, yes, nailed, to give birth to pieces representing a visual allegory of women’s lives.

Mujeres en Cambio and Terry have a long history. She discovered the Mujeres’ hooked rug project and was inspired by the campo women’s work ethic and desire to build a grass roots business. She took a few rugs to the Long Beach Latin American Museum of Arts for display and sale. Terry’s woman-to-woman connection through her art was further inspired by this remarkable happenstance.

A longtime San Miguel resident, Terry graduated with a BS in Art Education from New College of Teachers at Columbia University. A working artist all her life, she has owned a folk art shop, taught art from kindergarten through high school, and been the designer/owner of a commercial pottery business. Her art has evolved through ceramics, bronze, drawing, painting, and printmaking. In the late ‘70s she discovered the use of Xerox transfers, and she developed unique and mesmerizing collage pieces.

Terry’s “Paying It Forward” show at the Galería Photo/Graphic is the perfect venue for her unique photography-based works. Jo Brenzo established the gallery in 1995, has taught at the Bellas Artes, and continues to offer classes through her gallery. Brenzo’s desire to bridge art and education in the community has expanded, showing artists from all over the world and offering an array of classes in photographic arts. Terry’s first show at the gallery in 1998 fostered their close relationship and excitement for her retrospective seventeen years later.

Celebrate Mujeres en Cambio, women in art, and women with a desire to better their futures through education. Terry’s show opens Thursday, January 31, 5-8pm, with a wine reception at the gallery, Mesones 57. Terry will be in attendance from 2-3pm daily, to visit and answer questions about her artistic process and philosophy. The show continues daily from 11am to 6pm, culminating with a coffee and cookie closing on February 7 at 4pm. More than 80 pieces will be for sale from $100 to US$400. Buy 50 peso raffle tickets any time during the week for a chance to win a fantastic piece, aptly entitled “Women Evolving.” The fortunate winner will be revealed on February 7.


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