Kathy Leonardo writes about Harker’s upcoming show and 4 month Italian residency in her recent Huffington Post Article.
Chasing a Dream From One End of the World to Another
Each year thousands of young talented artists flock to big cities such as New York and Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. The global appeal in the spirit of LA first attracted artist Brooke Harker, whose friendly Iowa upbringing fostered a desire to connect with people and a curiosity about other cultures. After working in various countries in Asia and Europe, it is no surprise that Harker settled in the culturally diverse “City of Angels,” to create her cityscape paintings, which have gained more attention recently in California.
Now featured in the Oceanside Museum of Art’s international traveling exhibit: California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California, Harker’s work is one of 54 artworks selected internationally to examine the idea of whether the “California Dream” is still alive. This exhibit first opened in October 2014 at Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone in Frosinone, Italy (in the vicinity of Rome) under the leadership of Italian art critic/curator/gallery director Alfio Borghese. At the US debut at the Oceanside Museum of Art in December 2014, Borghese invited Harker to present a solo exhibition of her paintings at Villa di Comunale in Frosinone, Italy.http://oma-online.org/
Read the article over at Huffington Post.