Diego Fernandez Rosas, self portrait

Cabrillo Gallery

The Empathy Project

March 13 - April 14, 2023

The Empathy Project: Art, Compassion & Connection exhibition features artworks created through an interdisciplinary, college-wide student, faculty and staff initiative inspired by the 2021/22/23 Honors Program-sponsored CabrilloReads text, The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World by Jamil Zaki. There will be a simultaneous partner exhibition in the Cabrillo Library Gallery space.

These two exhibitions include visual arts from the Art Photography Department, Art Studio Department and the Cabrillo Stroke and Disability Learning Center (SDLC), with written collaborations from the English Department and SDLC students. This exhibition, its programming and the opening reception activities offer our students and our community at large an invitation to contemplate and reflect on the importance of empathy, fostering opportunities to build connections and compassion that can counter the isolating challenges of our times.

On the afternoon of the reception there will be a performance by the SDLC choir, a collaborative “conversation-cards over tea” activity with SDLC students and an interactive non-dominant hand art activity with SDLC student, artist and teacher Donna Harris. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Image: In header: Diego Fernandez-Rosas. Below: Lucia Cresci de la Torre, Carmen Whitaker, Uirassu De Almeida

Black and white portrait of Brian one of Cabrillo's SDLC students by Lucia Cresci de la Torre
Carmen Whitaker, Self Portrait
Uirasse De Almeida, Self Portrait
Empathy Exhibition
Virtual Gallery Tour: The Empathy Project