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  • Congratulating Bruria Finkel

    by Representative Julia Brownley

    Posted on 2013-03-13

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    BROWNLEY of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Ms. BROWNLEY of California. Mr. Speaker, today, I pay tribute to Bruria Finkel, an award winning painter, sculptor, and installation artist.

    Bruria has participated in over sixty art shows in the United States and Europe.

    Bruria was a pioneer of the Los Angeles feminist art movement and helped found the Los Angeles Council of Women Artists (LACWA) to protest gender discrimination at LACMA in 1968.

    Bruria served as a founding member and Chair of the Santa Monica Arts Commission from 1982 until 1996. She founded the Arts Foundation in the 1980s, presided as Chair of the City's Rent Control Board from 1995 to 2002, and sat on many civic committees over the years.

    Bruria has richly contributed to shaping art in Southern California, and has been a longtime leader in making California's coast a vibrant community for artists as well as the arts.

    Mr. Speaker, Bruria's artistic contributions to Southern California have been an inspiration to many. She personifies how artists can shape life in a community. I am proud to have such an accomplished artist in Southern California.


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