Friday, March 27, 2015

Save the Dates: 2015 Spring Brewery Artwalk and Open Studios April 25th and 26th


Explore, Inspire, Experience, Innovate

FREE and open to the public!

The Brewery, now going on 33 years as the world’s largest art community, is once again opening its studios to the public. This is not your average Artwalk! It features the largest contingent of pioneering artists in the Los Angeles area. There are painters, photographers, printmakers and sculptors, as well artists who experiment with immersive 3D environments, LED light sculpture, high tech and high class furniture design, contemporary fashion and environmental design, new media and digital art. The artists of the Brewery are often on the leading edge of the Los Angeles art scene. 

Located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, off the 5 Freeway’s Main Street exit, The Brewery sits on 16 acres packed with creative energy. During Artwalk, you can look forward to talking with the artists about their work, sampling the fare of the food trucks, and enjoying a beer garden hosted by our very own Barbara’s restaurant, all in a peaceful, engaging environment. There is free parking in the UPS lot right across the street, and -- new this year! -- a free shuttle from the Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park Gold Line metro station!

This is THE go-to art event in Los Angeles, so join us at The Brewery, where art lives!

My studio: 660 S. Avenue 21, #3, L.A. 90031 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Photos from the Fine Arts Federation Membership Exhibition Reception

It was a brief, but very enjoyable, visit to the reception for this annual event at the Creative Arts Center Gallery. Visitors were greeted at the door and given Mardi Gras beads and masks. The mixed-media exhibit, representing more than 60 artists, included painting, sculpture, pottery, collage and photography. The Fine Arts Federation, founded in 1976, is an avid supporter of the Creative Arts Center. I've been a member since 1992. The show is up until March 26th. ~ Special thanks to the friends who stopped by!

The Creative Arts Center, Burbank, CA

Not every community is lucky enough to have such a gorgeous
building in which to display art! The CAC offers many kinds of
art classes and has a full pottery studio in the back.
(This is a promotional photo of the space, not taken at the show.)

With my painting, "Hot Fun in the Summertime"
(inspired by the Sly & the Family Stone song).

The reception had a Mardi Gras theme, perfect for the
painting, which had been a companion piece to my
Mardi Gras-themed BOTART entitled, "Tipitina!"

That beaded necklace at left was beautiful.

There was a large crowd throughout the gallery.

Good entertainment from this guitarist
(whose name I unfortunately neglected to get)!

The gallery always offers a tasty buffet at receptions.
(This area is usually used as a classroom.)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fine Arts Federation Membership Exhibit: Reception March 6th

I'm pleased to be a part of the Fine Arts Federation Annual Membership Show, a mixed-media exhibit representing more than 60 artists. It will include painting, sculpture, pottery, collage, and photography. The Fine Arts Federation, founded in 1976, is an avid supporter of the Creative Arts Center, the location of the show. I've been a member since 1992.

I'll be showing "Hot Fun in the Summertime," a large painting that was the companion piece to my recent BOTART wine barrel, "Tipitina," in the WestEDGE exhibit at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica last October. If you missed that show, this is an opportunity to see the painting in an exceptionally beautiful gallery setting.


George Izay Park
1100 W. Clark Avenue
Burbank, CA 

Exhibit Dates: March 6 through March 26

Opening Reception: March 6th from 7 to 9 p.m.
(I'll be there for the first hour.)
Directions and more here.

"Hot Fun in the Summertime"
above "Tipitina" BOTART

"Hot Fun in the Summertime" is a colorful array of dots!
And, yes, it was inspired by the "Sly & the Family Stone"
hit record from 1969. Video here!