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Art Creates Community.
This is a core belief at Front Porch Gallery, and the foundation of our mission to engage the creativity of individuals in order to strengthen wellbeing and communities. We are a non-profit, community resource dedicated to creating vibrant, vital communities through art.
We believe everyone has a story to share. And stories told through art are not only compelling, but profoundly important to our individual wellbeing. Understanding and connecting with this expression are at the very heart of what we know community to be. Individual creativity at all ages is available to anyone interested and willing to learn. Front Porch Gallery reveals these stories through innovative programs for Front Porch residents and exhibitions showcasing artwork from a variety of senior artists and others whose stories come to life through paintings, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, and more. This professional venue helps create an understanding of aging through art, in a place where Front Porch residents and the greater community can come together to share creative expression throughout the year. The gallery collaborates with individual artists and innovative organizations to produce unique exhibits, themed shows, juried exhibits and professional invitationals that celebrate the creative endeavors and full range of artistic expression at every level of experience.
Believing in the power of art and its ability to create wellbeing has led to partnering with non-profit organizations, such as those offering therapeutic art programs for adults with developmental disabilities, cancer patients and caregivers and others contributing to our resident workshops. Some of the organizations include:
San Diego Cancer Research Institute
San Diego Book Arts
Women's Woven Voices Women's Woven Voices Project
The gallery is an outreach program of Front Porch.
JULIE WEAVERLING / Director
Julie directs all aspects of the gallery, including creating resident focused programming, curating shows, working with local, regional and national artists, innovative partnerships, community outreach and overall development. Julie has been with the gallery since January 2006. A successful professional artist, Julie creates contemporary abstract paintings which are exhibited nationally.
BOB COLETTI / Gallery Associate
With a solid background in commercial photography, graphic design, web design and marketing, Bob handles design projects and social media. His 50 plus years of experience and passion for the arts coupled with an ability to communicate effectively is sure to inspire creativity and a greater appreciation of art in others.
Bob has been with the gallery since 2018.
VICKY DELONG / Gallery Associate
Bringing her expertise of many years working as an arts administrator, Vicky manages the Gallery Store and works on creative projects for Front Porch residents. Vicky is a professional artist working in ceramics, sculpture and book arts. Additionally, she works to provide artists professional venues to exhibit their work.
Vicky has been with the gallery since 2018.
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