Evelyn Berde

Evelyn Berde

Joyful Spring Images

April 17-May 23, 2014

Reception: Friday, May 9, 7:00-9:00pm (In conjunction with Cinco de Mayo Fiesta & Fundraiser)

 

 

Evelyn Berde grew up in the old “West End” of Boston, a neighborhood of European, African-American and Latin immigrants. Red brick buildings, smoke stacks, the Mass General Hospital and amazing, lively characters filled the neighborhood.

 

As an artist living in Brookline, she feels a similar connection to her community, which constantly fuels her passion to create new work.

 

"Art has always been a healing force in my life," said Berde.

 

Since graduating from Massachusetts College of Art in 1972, Berde has worked as a public school art educator, a Child Life Specialist at Children’s Hospital in Boston and an artist-in-residence at schools, universities, hospitals and community centers.

 

Her art is featured in galleries, museums and hospitals throughout the United States.

 

Recently, she has been lecturing and giving workshops centered on her installation titled “Leaving The River,” which deals with issues of loss and healing. Others are now using this work as a path toward acceptance and healing.  

 

Berde continues to work and teach in her studio. She is an artist, wife, mother, friend and teacher.

 

Brookline Arts Center is so greatful to Evelyn Berde for the generous donation of her work. All prints on view will be available for YOU to own through a raffle and live auction during our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta & Fundraiser Friday, May 9 from 7:00-9:00pm.

 

 

 

Artist Statement

 

 

“Joy is the positive energy that arises from awareness. It’s the default setting of the balanced soul. Nothing can take joy away from you once you find it within.” *

 

My joy comes from connection.

 

Connection to myself, my family, my friends, my community and my art.

 

I am happy to share my joy with you.

 

*1,001 Ways to Live in The Moment, B.A. Kipfer