Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Out of Darkness Exhibit – Artist Calida Garcia Rawles @ Ebell Los Angeles

Out of Darkness Exhibit –  Artist Calida Garcia Rawles
@The Ebell Los Angeles  - Feb 6th – Feb 27, 2013

For Immediate Release
Press Release

CTC PR Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Los Angeles, California

Calida Garcia Rawles, Los Angeles, CA.

'Out of Darkness' is the latest series of portraits by Wilmington, Delaware born,
Los Angeles based Artist, and graduate of Spelman College as well as New York University, where she earned her Master's of Art.

Artist Calida Garcia Rawles Opening Reception – Thursday, Feb 14, 2013, 5-8pm

'Out of Darkness' is 
the latest series of portraits by Los Angeles 
based artist Calida Garcia Rawles. In this series, Calida Garcia Rawles captures celebrated personalities of "Basquiat" (Artist, Jessye Norman (American Opera Singer)
and Raven Wilkinson (Ballerina) are prime examples of those whose political, intellectual, and artistic excellence have cemented them as icons in  traditionally white institutions.
The subjects of these revealing portrayals "emerge" from the confines of race, and in doing so, challenge viewers to rethink the complex and often binding notions of black identity in America.

Calida Garcia Rawles’ Artist Exhibition Runs Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – Wednesday,
Feb 27, 2013

Location: The Ebell of Los Angeles – The Art Salon, 741 South Lucerne Blvd., LA, CA 90005

About Calida Garcia Rawles

Calida’s aesthetic sensibility was nurtured by her parents and refined at Spelman College, where she studied art and later served as an artist-in-residence, and at New York University, where she earned a master’s of art.

She has exhibited her paintings nationally and abroad, exploring the concepts of beauty and identity. Several of her works have been published in the compendium  Roll Call:
A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature Art
In addition, Calida Garcia Rawles wrote and illustrated her first children's book,
Same Difference (, which addresses the difficult and divisive issues of beauty and identity. 

Calida also has a parenting blog (, where she writes about the often-comedic trials and tribulations of raising two girls.

Calida Garcia Rawles currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
Their son is in the Navy and is stationed in Seattle Washington.

For Press inquiries, please contact Carla @ Carla Thomas Consulting – CTC/ PR 310.388.7960


Out of Darkness Exhibition – Artist Calida Garcia Rawles
 Opens: Feb 6th running through Feb 27, 2013
Artist Reception is on Feb 14, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
@ Ebell Los Angeles – 741 South Lucerne Blvd., LA, CA 90005 

Please RSVP to: or call 323-931-1277 x131

For press inquiries, or to arrange interviews with artist Calida Garcia Rawles, please contact: 


Twitter: Carla_Patra
P.O. Box 3034 BH, CA 90212

Please follow Calida Garcia Rawles
Twitter: @ArtistCalida 

“Jessye Norman”, 48 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Canvas 2012. 

Inquiries: Carla Thomas Consulting / PR– CTC/ PR 310.388.7960

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