Rincon del Paradiso: Corner in Paradise

Rincon del Paradiso: Corner in Paradise

New show of travel-inspired art opens at local gallery

Susan Lea Hackett shares recent artwork inspired by her 2019 trip to the Mexican State of San Luis Potosi at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) this month. In Ciudad del Maiz, an ancient colonial town in the high desert, Hackett worked on a mosaic mural project designed and executed by Mexican artist Marisa Martinez at the public middle school. She then spent three days in the tropical mountains of La Huasteca, wandering through an 80-acre Surrealist sculpture garden, created in the 1950s by the English poet Edward James.

Hackett’s work includes watercolor and pastel paintings, drawings, textile art quilts, photographs and mixed media collage. Hacket will be in the gallery Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. to meet with guests and talk about her adventures. This project was made possible by the Dick Davis Family Foundation.

FBCA is open weekends only during the pandemic, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The center is located at 1600 Paru St., at the corner of Lincoln Avenue in Alameda. Masks are required to enter the center.