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Opening Reception: The Dream is the Truth

Exhibiting Artist Program

  • Date: 09/15/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Buena Park City Hall
    6650 Beach Blvd
    Buena Park, California 90621
  • Introduction: Meet the artists featured in our group exhibition inspired by the life and work of Frida Kahlo. Enjoy live music, poetry, and light refreshments.

The City of Buena Park’s Fine Arts Division is proud to present The Dream is the Truth: Art Inspired by Frida Kahlo. The exhibition coincides with National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for Americans to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Frida Kahlo’s life and work has served as inspiration to artists of many identities for decades. Chicanx, Latinx, Feminist, and LGBTQI communities see Kahlo’s work as a celebration of Indigenous heritage, a challenge to fixed identities, a contemplation of the feminine, an exploration of the bounded and unboundedness of the body, and so much more. The title for this show comes from Zora Neale Hurston’s seminal novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Although Kahlo’s work has often been described as Surrealist, she resisted the label, asserting, “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality”.  The exhibition showcases sixteen artists who have been inspired by Kahlo in many different ways.

The Dream Is The Truth will be on display at Buena Park City Hall Council Chamber, 6650 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 90622, September 12 – November 2, 2017. Please contact the Fine Arts Division at (714) 562-3868 to confirm viewing availability.


An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 15, from 6-8 pm. The event will feature live music, poetry, and a chance to meet the artists. This event is free and open to the public.

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