Cabrillo Gallery

The Empathy Project

March 13 - April 14, 2023
(closed March 27-31, 2023 for spring Break)
Reception: March 19, 2023 2-4pm
Other programming: TBA

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 Kamil 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: Carmen Whitaker, Uirassu De Almedia, Natalie Allison and Lucia Cresci De La Torre


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