Of History And Hope

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Flower Pepper Gallery
Of History And Hope
Curated by: Nicole Bruckman

121 E Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
April 5th, 2014 - May 2nd, 2014
Opening: April 5th, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Monday: 11 am - 6 pm, Tuesday to Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm, Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
painting, pop, surrealism, drawing, mixed-media


Flower Pepper Gallery Presents:


Of History And Hope


A group exhibition of extinct, endangered, and exotic animal inspired works

10% of the proceeds will be donated to Lions, Tigers, & Bears “A Big Cat & Exotic Animal Rescue”



 of history and hope


OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 5th, 2014 FROM 6:30PM – 9:30PM

                                                        ON VIEW: April 5th, 2014 – May 2nd, 2014


Flower Pepper Gallery                                                                              

121 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103                                                                                                                                          



On Saturday, April 5th, Flower Pepper Gallery is pleased to present Of History And Hope, a collection of extinct, endangered, and exotic animal inspired works as portrayed by over 50 diverse and talented artists.

All of the works that exist within this exhibition are created to inspire us to recognize and respect the value in all living beings and in hopes that the human race may become more conscious and considerate of the bond between ourselves and the animal kingdom. The Magical Bond Between Man And Beast, an article by Pat Shipman, states, “The human bond with animals is mental, emotional, physiological, physical, and at least partly genetic. People have evolved to live with animals; and in this ancient connection lies the evolutionary roots of empathy, tolerance, and the ability to understand another’s perspective.”


10% of the proceeds from Of History And Hope will be donatedto Lions, Tigers, & Bears, “A Large Cat & Exotic Animal Rescue” located in San Diego County.  Lions Tigers & Bears main objective is to provide a safe haven for the exotic animals they rescue, as well as to educate the public about the growing population of abandoned and unwanted exotic animals and where they come from. Lions, Tigers, & Bears founder Bobbi Brink states that, “After witnessing the heart-breaking phenomenon known as the ‘exotic animal trade’ and seeing the victims of this business, I was compelled to do what I could to help these animals.”


Each artist participating in this exhibitionhas been carefully selected, so that once woven together, the gallery will be transformed into an incredibly fantastic painted menagerie. 

“I love animals and nature. They are my inspiration. My works depict dreamy and imaginative places full of animals and mysterious spirits. A place where wild animals and I could feel safe and secure. There is nothing more beautiful than when you actually see a wild animal in nature. However, we rarely see them where they are supposed to be, and just don’t know how amazing they are to be alive,”~ Of History And Hope artist, Kisung Koh.


Please join us on April 5th, 2014 at Flower Pepper Gallery for a night of exploration into the magical and mystical world of the wild.


The reception is open to the public and on view until May 2nd, 2014. For purchase inquiries, or to request a

VIP preview please email .


Participating artists include:

Amanda Marsh, Angie Jones, Ania Tomicka, Blake Aaseby, Christopher Umana, Corrie Gregory, Cory Benhatzel, Craww, David Natale, Desiree Fessler, Edward Cao, Erich J. Moffitt, Erik Flores, Graham Curran, Halsey Swain, Heather Gross, Jaclyn Alderete,  Jaesun Kim, Jeannie L. Paske, Jeff McMillan, Jenna Gibson, Joanne Nam, Jon Lau, Jose Javier Carabes, Junhee Sim, Junyi Wu, Kelly Thompson, Kisung Koh, Kowoon Jung, Lauren Marx, Leila Ataya, Lisa Congdon, Luciano Martinez, Marissa Kathleen Quinn, Mariam Keurjikian, Nicole Bruckman, N.S. David, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Paul Barnes, Raymond Sanchez, Robert Yancy, Roland Tamayo,Ron Pete, Ruel Pascual, Samir Evol, Simon Kangiser,  Stephen Holman,  Susanne Apgar,  Tiffany Liu, Tory Lin, Walt Hall, Yejin Oh


About the Gallery:

Flower Pepper Gallery is located in Old Pasadena. As Pasadena’s newest art gallery, Flower Pepper is aggressively looking to stay positioned as the area’s best art source for years to come. Flower Pepper Gallery exhibits contemporary and Pop Surrealist art from local artists as well as artists from overseas. Some past exhibits include, A Tribute To Our Own Fairy Tale, Mad Hatters curated by Ixie Darkonn, and Fleeting Moments, The Art of Randy Hage, Twice-Told Tales, & The Season of Spring curated by Daniel Rolnik.


About  Lions, Tigers and Bears:

Lions, Tigers & Bears (LTB) is a federally and state licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue facility dedicated to providing a safe haven for abused and abandoned exotic animals and providing an educational forum to inform the

public about the plight of the exotic animal trade. LTB is a NO KILL, NO BREED and NO SELL facility that allows animals in its care the opportunity to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment. LTB is one of few sanctuaries in the United States with the highest level of accreditation from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. For more information or to make a donation to help care for the animals at LTB, please visit or call (619) 

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