Meet the Artists – “Peace Corps Creates…”

March 14, 2019 / Comments (0)

Art Show

We are pleased to partner with the 14th Street Y to present this year’s art show “Peace Corps Creates…Art By Returned Volunteers.” The show will be on display in the Y’s lobby gallery from March 7th to April 11th.

Each artist spent at least two years overseas in service to their country as Peace Corps Volunteers. Whether they worked in education, community development or public health – Peace Corps service is a life-changer and a deeply formative experience. We invite you to meet one of our artists from this year’s show below.

Nancie Gunkelman

Kenya, 1970-73

Nancie Gunkelman was a Medical Illustrator at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, she worked at the Medical Training Center in Nairobi, designing health educational materials. She also served as a United Nations Volunteer, in Jamaica and Sao Tome and Principe. She paints scenes inspired by her overseas experiences, and exhibits these at universities, libraries, cultural centers. She has exhibited at the United Nations.

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