'Hope Happens: Yellow Tulip Project' -Susan Teare

“The purpose of a Hope Garden is to instill hope and happiness. Hope Gardens bring a community together to collectively smash the stigma associated with mental illness. After a long winter, tulips remind us of perseverance and the renewal of spring.”  https://theyellowtulipproject.org/

Susan Teare’s art comprised of photographs, prints and paintings, offer viewers unique insight into her world.  Her solo exhibition in San Francisco’s Siy Gallery is on view (window display; gallery visits by appointment only) from July 15 to August 15, 2021. Teare’s exhibition will also be featured on Siy Gallery’s website.  

An enthusiastic gardener (in Vermont), Teare found her inspiration for the Siy Gallery exhibition in her own garden, where she plants tulips and records their life cycles and regeneration. Her images are soft and clear, suggestive, interactive, and provocative, tempting the viewer to look further and consider the intent. 

Teare is an active supporter of the Yellow Tulip Project, providing “hope, health, and support” for children and adults – especially children – whose lives are affected by mental health issues. She has volunteered at her local Vermont hospital in a program titled, Art from the Heart through Burlington City Arts. After making creative projects with kids in the program, she and her Newfoundland, Ali, visited the same hospital for the next few years doing pet therapy. Teare has also assisted with adaptive ski instruction and has mentored local (Vermont) high school students in photography.

Meet artist Susan Teare in person at our private reception Thursday, July 15th, 5pm-9pm RSVP 415-275-2066