Abstract Art by Michael Jones

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new artist that we now represent in our gallery- Michael Jones ! His work is exciting, innovative, and fresh !

He was born on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and realized in his youth that art was his passion. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors Degree in Multimedia and  at ITT Technical Institute in Sylmar, CA. When he isn’t busy painting, or going to school, his favorite pastimes are skateboard riding, dirt-bike riding, camping, and watching sports. Inspired by his parents artistic ability, he enjoys charity events and art shows that contribute to the community.


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GRAPHIC EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS THE IMAGINATIVE EDWIN R. VASQUEZ

Graphic Experience: photos, fine art, certificates, posters, needlework, mementos…

Edwin is a man of many talents, his work needs to be seen in person to be totally appreciated! We are pleased to have a special display of his works here in the Graphic Experience.  Come visit us.

Edwin, a self-taught artist and poet was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, in 1964. As a child, he grew up surrounded by art and color. Some of his first influences were Rodolfo Galeotti Torres, Oscar Sarmientos, Carlos Merida, Efrain Recinos. and many others.

His personality and style are represented in his art. His goal as artist is create something that makes you, the viewer, pay attention. He wants to captivate you with something different, colorful and exciting.

Most of his art pieces speak about everyday life situations: it is honest, free-spirited, colorful, and profound. His art pieces are unique and in no way intended to match anyone’s furniture !

His studio is located in Rosamond, a small community 80 miles north of Los Angeles.

TATA LALO

Nunca se lo dije Tata Lalo

en un tiempo cuando apenas se formaba mi destino

cuando buscaba héroes ficticios

y necesitaba alguien que su cariño me diera

usted estaba presente

vino a mi vida cuando mas lo necesitaba.

El día que el todo poderoso ponía a prueba su fe

su fortaleza

me dio tanta tristeza

por no estar a su lado,

pero aún de lejos

en mis oraciones le decía lo mucho que lo quiero.

Es mi destino

es mi martirio

el nunca estar cerca de las personas que amó

cuando se enferman

cuando se mueren

es que acaso es mi castigo

este maldito destierro.

Tata, gracias por permitirme conocerlo

por hacerme parte de la familia

por sus sonrisas

por sus ejemplos

en mi libro de la vida

usted es una Ceiba

es libre como el Quetzal

fuerte cómo el hormigo

valiente heredero

de la tierra de Occidente.

Esta no es una despedida

es mi forma de decirle lo mucho que lo quiero

pues ha sido como un ángel guardián

el padre que todos hubiesen querido tener.

 

the BLVD is catching up with Graphic Experience

Graphic Experience has supported, displayed and sold art on the BLVD since 1977. We have been supporting the work of local artists through thick and then especially this past year as the BLVD was closed for a long time. However we are grateful because the City seems to finally recognize the importance of art to the Antelope Valley and are catching up with us ; )

Earlier this month the city added Pianos to the BLVD (one in front of our store), and in the new year There will be an entire art exhibit. Read more below:

look here. LMAG’s 26th Juried Art ExhibitionArtist Invitation

A collaborative, collective and civic juried art exhibition on The BLVD, presenting the wide variety of artistic expression resident in the High Desert.

Deadline for artist entries is January 24, 2010.

 

Lancaster, CA December 28, 2010- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, and the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Associates are currently seeking art entries for “look here.”, LMAG’s 26th Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is open to artists of all ages who are current High Desert residents working in all types of fine arts media including nontraditional, electronic and digital media. A number of cash prizes will be awarded. Artist applications and guidelines are available in person at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery or Lancaster City Hall Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts, or online at the museum’s juried exhibition website http://www.cityoflancasterca.org/index.aspx?page=767. Submissions must be received by mail or in person by 4 pm on January 24, 2010. Artists will be notified of inclusion on January 26th.

Situated at a threshold between old and new, past and future, LMAG’s twenty-sixth juried art exhibition embraces the idea of being “in between” by expanding to the streets. The exhibition will turn The BLVD into a temporary museum. Through collaborations between LMAG, BLVD businesses and participating artists, the exhibition explores the idea that virtually any place can be designated a museum and recognized as aesthetically or historically valuable. Selected artworks will be publicly displayed in and around BLVD businesses, each with identifying signage and labels indicating that they are part of “look here.” The BLVD itself will be transformed into a connecting gallery through highly recognizable displays and way finding. “look here.” asks the artists of the High Desert to lead the way; to forge a path in creating a collaborative, collective and civic juried art exhibition on The BLVD which will cross that threshold into the new museum.

“look here.” accepts artwork submissions in any medium, from oil paintings to electronic circuits. The exhibition seeks to present the wide variety of artistic expression resident in the High Desert. Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin from the Pasadena Museum of California Art and Los Angeles-based painter Gegam Kacherian will be the jurors for “look here.” and will draw upon their curatorial and art-making experiences to select works for public display at the museum and throughout The BLVD.

The current list of participating BLVD businesses includes: A.V. Bank, A.V. Dance Studio ‘81Aven’s Furniture, Bandstand Coffee, Bella West Salon, Caramel Pastries, Daisy’s Costumes, Graphic ExperienceKing Photo Supply/BLVD Today Café, Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Perk Place Coffee House, and Sewability. For updated information of participating businesses please visit the LMAG website at www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page+67.

“look here. The 26th Juried Art Exhibition” will be on view February 5-March 27, 2011 with a special opening reception and award presentation on February 4, 2010 beginning at 5 pm. The museum will present exhibition related events and activities that will encourage visitors to interact with and learn from the variety of creative talent on display. For additional information, please contact the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery at 661-723-6250 or lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org.