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Pa(i)n(t)demic by Jum Jirapan

Pa(i)n(t)demic by Jum Jirapan

“From paint to painting, art helps us begin anew.”

The Bridge is pleased to announce Jum Jirapan’s new exhibit, opening Friday, June 4th at 5:30 PM in the windows of our community art gallery at 209 Monticello Rd.

Jum Jirapan is a local Thai-American artist and an advocate in art, education, immigration, and mental health. Jum was artist-in-residence during the Bridge’s 2018 collaborative residency, a participating artist in the 2018 and 2019 Face-to-Face project, and a frequency smART Kids teaching artist. Approaching art as therapy, Jum’s interest in art lies in facilitating the utilization of art as a tool for self-exploration and self-expression. She believes art is an expression of love and life, a great way to explore inner and the unknown worlds with no sense of limitation in order to find and live our own truths. Join Jum June 4 at the Bridge’s Belmont gallery to see her artwork in response to the pandemic. She will also be painting live during the event and invites you to participate. Get all of your emotions out, paint, and see your pain transformed in this new light. As Jum puts it, “from pain to painting, art helps us begin anew.” Jum’s latest exhibition, Pa(i)n(t)demic will be on display through the month of June.25% of all art sales from this show benefits the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative.