This past Friday I was one of 21 artists who showed their work at the Trunk Gallery in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, CA. Due to my early morning tutoring gig I usually try not to stay up past 9 p.m. (I know!). So I was a little worried about my stamina for an art opening – with its always-attendant wine, conversation, and (with any luck) random mayhem.
I need not have worried, however. I had an amazing time! I enjoyed some extremely interesting conversations with very cool, smart people, saw some beautiful artwork from my fellow artists, and had only one beer!
Special shout-out to Quincy, Conrad, Jacob, Marty, Clarke, Cynthia, Von Paul, and the gallerist-extraordinaire Ann! It was especially great meeting/seeing you all, but everybody was great!
The show was originally meant to last only three days but it has been extended to Friday, August 30, with a closing reception 8-11 p.m. If you’re in the area, please come down and take a look (and buy something, damn it!).
The artwork is a broad compilation of everything from pop-art to more traditional fare. The artists themselves range from newbies to veterans, with no one taking themselves too seriously. The beauty of such a varied show is that there is something for everyone. Whether you are into portraits, abstract art, sculpture, photography, or something in between, you are bound to see something that speaks to you at this show.
There are too many pictures to post so I have included a slideshow at the end. This was a great way for me to end the summer since a new round of classes starts tomorrow at El Camino College. Even though I have graduated, I consider myself a lifelong learner (plus I still have some scholarship money to burn through!) If I thought I was sleep-deprived before, I ain’t seen nothing yet! But, as always, I am totally excited about my continued unfoldment.
Please join me this week and follow your bliss!
Below is the rough sketch for my next painting, the second in an 8-part series on the Wiccan wheel of the year, as well as the one I just completed, which was the first in the series. Blessed be!