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Clovis Community College Art Exhibitions: April 2023: Patricia Rain Gianneschi

April 2023 Exhibition: Patricia Rain Gianneschi

April 20, 2023 - May 20, 2023 at Clovis Community College AC1 Art Gallery

About Patricia Rain Gianneschi

Patricia Rain Gianneschi was born and raised in Chicago, and is an artist working across Poetics. She holds two degrees from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Master’s in Art Education, and a Master of Fine Arts. She has served as a teaching artist for the Chicago Public Schools for 22 years, and as adjunct faculty in Art Education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In her multimedia work, whether music or visual art, the intersection of social justice and spirituality is a thread that runs through all the disciplines of  her work. Her paintings, prints and drawings going back over 35+ years represent an artistic practice rich in ideas, content, creativity and authenticity. Rain is currently a founding member of the art collective: MOTHER ART: REVISITED 

Patricia Rain Gianneschi's works online
Patricia Rain Gianneschi
A Sense of Awe: Art by Patricia Rain Gianneschi

Amazon: Patti Rain I&I

Music by Patricia Rain Gianneschi

Spotify: Patti Rain


Rose colored light scorched by the summer sun of southern Spain 
The wilted sunflowers in the fields now brown and weathered from the dry heat 

Their seeds are brown with withered petals, no golden flowers to inspire us 

Leaving us wishing we had been here a month ago when fields were green 

Rains did fall upon this dry brown earth, and brought forth the fruits of the fields 

Life is slower here, revolving like the earth, around the sun 

When she shines her bold screaming yellow face down upon us 

We seek the shelter in the shade, anywhere we can find it 

Early to rise before she begins her scorching heat  

Like busy ants the people scurry to the markets, greet their neighbors 

Make their way on foot around the ancient city 

When the sun is highest, hottest, the windows are shuddered, the siesta begins 

A big meal midday, and then a restful nap, until the light begins to lessen 

Life resumes again and stores re open around the hours of 6 or 7 

But no one here eats as we do, at 8 pm sharp we march like lemmings to the food 

Relieved and rested, we seek water and wine, fish and fowl, pig and cow 

Olives, and fruits abundant and fresh 

We eat and chatter, and share our thoughts as the night falls upon this jewel with its massive stone gate guarding the citizens 

7000 Years mankind has settled here in the golden hills of Carmona  

Our dinner has just begun 

We wander the  streets along white washed buildings  

Shining brightly in the Spanish summer sun,  

Reflecting the heat away from the city streets 

Painted white in Moorish times to alleviate the scorching summer heat 

Small narrow streets, shaded by buildings close together  

Keeping the citizens cool as they find their way around the ancient city 

We stand before the Grand Gate of Carmona, once a fortress  

Strong and foreboding the majestic gate  

It kept the marauders from entering within the city walls 

In this ancient city there are three palaces, each a treasure of architecture 

Purple and orange, white and gold 

Red with the color of the earth’s clay  

Here in the dry southern landscape of Southern Spain  

the artist Patti Rain drawing

Lady in red beret

Lady in Red Beret by Patricia Rain Gianneschi

Carmona illustration

Carmona by Patricia Rain Bianneschi


abstract impression of a hot landscape

Feel the Heat! Carmona!! by Patricia Rain Bianneschi

This guide has been created by the CCC Librarians in support of the Clovis Community College Gallery Exhibitions.  It is intended to provide students and our community with resources about the concepts on display and related to the exhibition.  If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Diaz Wrest, Librarian

Please note, we may add resources to this page throughout the month.  Please check back regularly for updated information.