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The Pangea Series: 28 Portraits Painted on 28 Individuals from Different Parts of the Globe

Oakland, CA, February 02, 2014 --( The International Peace and Art Center will host an reception by Seren Moran at 265 29th Street on February 22, 2014 at 6:00:PM. The solo exhibition continues through May 22, 2014.

In conjunction with the installation there is a 30 minute audio interview of many of the individuals painted in the series. The interviews capture different perspectives from different regions of our globe. The International Peace and Art Center is delighted to showcase Seren’s installation as it clearly exemplifies the mission of their center and its end goal of fostering well being and positive human interaction.

Seren Moran was born in 1989 in Berkeley, California. She received her first formal instruction in the visual arts while attending the summer youth program at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

In 2011, Seren graduated from San Diego State University's Fine Arts Program, with an emphasis in painting. She graduated with honors, was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and was the only undergraduate to receive the annual Art Council Scholarship that year. During her junior year of college, Seren studied abroad in the highly competitive art program at the original Leonardo da Vinci School of Art, L'Accademia di Bella Arte, in Florence Italy, where all classes were taught in Italian. Seren's time in Italy was spent focused on nude portraiture in both painting and printmaking.

After graduating from college, Seren moved to Indaiatuba, Brazil, where she spent 10 months teaching English, learning Portuguese, and painting. There, she painted her Brazil Series which resulted in two exhibitions at a gallery and museum in the State of Sao Paulo. Inspired by the vibrancy of Brazilian culture, her representation of architecture in that series allows us to see Brazil's colors and wonders through her eyes.

Seren's current work explores the transition of her returning to the Bay Area. The subjects of her abstracted images in this series, are the homes of her childhood friends.

The International Peace & Art Center is open by appointment only on weekdays and from 12-5pm on Saturday. Inquires may be made by calling (510)251-0717 or emailing Our Mission: to provide an atmosphere that facilitates peace and harmony through the arts. We offer workshops, exhibitions, performances, classes and training programs that foster well-being and positive human interaction.
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International Peace and Art Center
Stevens Carter
510 251 0717

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