Artist Hannah Stevens Allen will have artwork on display at Hospice of Santa Barbara through October. HSB CEO David Selberg joined her for an opening reception.
Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) recently welcomed artist Hannah Stevens Allen for the grand opening of her solo art exhibition, “Summer Series: A Tribute to My Father.” The exhibition will remain on display at the Leigh Block Gallery, located inside HSB, through October.
Twenty-five percent of the art gallery’s total sales will benefit HSB.
Hannah’s work illustrates her personal journey of grief and nostalgia after losing her father in 2017. She draws inspiration from the summers she spent with her family in the Adirondack Mountains. Artwork has become a necessity in Hannah’s grieving process.
“In the wake of loss, some people quit their jobs, start therapy, or get a dog. I did all those things in an effort to practice self-care. But I also spent time with my dad again — immortalizing him on canvas with paint and brush and drips of turpentine,” she said.
Hannah collection also features colorful highlights of healing from her surroundings here in California. Hannah hopes to assist viewers to reconnect with their inner child, and to recognize the powerful benefits of creativity in dealing with loss.
HSB is located at 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100. For more information about the exhibition, please call 805-563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.
Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness. Hospice of Santa Barbara also provides counseling in our offices and on twelve local junior and high school campuses to children and teens who are grieving a loss. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.