St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Presents 14th Annual Wings & Snow Holiday Art Show

This year’s exhibit, Flyway, features a collection of bird-themed art.

San Diego, CA, November 23, 2014 --( Holiday cheer is in flight this December with the opening of Flyway, the art exhibit of this year’s Wings & Snow show. St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (, an El Cajon-based center serving over 400 adults with developmental disabilities through innovative programs, is hosting its 14th holiday art show featuring bird-themed art.

Flyway will feature two separate exhibits; the first, taking place at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, will display the artwork of Jeannine Emmett and the second, taking place at Sophie’s Gallery El Cajon presenting pieces created by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center’s students.

Jeannine Emmett pursued her passion for fine arts after studying landscape architecture at UCLA and is now a full time artist based in Los Angeles. Her collection for this year’s Wings & Snow is comprised of a series of oil on canvas paintings of birds. The collection will be on exhibit at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery (4186 Adams Ave.) from December 1 – 31.

On Saturday, December 6, Sophie’s Kensington Gallery will host a free public reception from 5 – 8 pm with hosted wine, hors d’oeuvres and music by flutist Lori Bell.

The artists of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center have crafted mosaic birdhouses, bird plaques, clay angels, fused glass ornaments, soap dishes and felted bird art for the show at Sophie’s Gallery El Cajon (109 Rea Ave.) from December 1 – 31.

On Saturday, December 12, Sophie’s Gallery El Cajon will host a free public reception from 5 – 8 pm with hosted wine, hors d’oeuvres, toffee brittle by Linda’s Creations and music by harpist Naomi Alter.

For more information about Sophie’s Gallery, visit or find Sophie’s Gallery on Facebook.

About St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center serves 400+ adults with developmental disabilities, through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures. St. Madeleine’s combines its culture of care and creativity within quality programs to provide liberal arts education, practical skills development, employment and dignity for a lifetime. Programs are offered on a staff-to-student ratio of 1:3 to 1:6, depending upon the level of each student’s ability. These programs include: Activity Center; Adult Development Center; Seniors (for adults age 55+); Behavior Modification; Supported Employment; and Work Activity Program.

Sites: St. Madeleine’s has three sites: its main campus on the outskirts of El Cajon; Sophie’s Gallery and Gift Shop in Downtown El Cajon; and a satellite gallery, Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, a collaborative gallery with Kensington Gallery, a venture of the Autism Research Institute.

For more information on St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, visit
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