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July 20, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, antelope valley Events, art, art gallery, art in the av, art on the BLVD, av art, av artist showcase, City of Lancater, lancaster blvd art | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eve Fleishman Wine and Art Show on Lancaster BLVD

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The event will also feature Wine Tasting from Pour D’Vino a new wine bar and resturant featuring rooftop dining and live music opening soon Lancaster BLVD.

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See more of Eve’s vides on her Youtube Channel

Download/Print the flyer and spred the word!

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See you Sunday 🙂

July 15, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, antelope valley Events, art on the BLVD, BLVD, City of Lancater, lancaster art, lancaster art gallery | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Wiki Nights

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is seeking passionate individuals to participate in its Wiki Night series—a monthly opportunity for creative individuals to come together in an informal atmosphere to share their ideas, projects and thoughts. The museum is soliciting the creative community for presentations to help build a dynamic network of innovative concepts in the Antelope Valley. Each Wiki Night event features several presenters who utilize the Pecha Kucha format, which is designed to keep presentations short, fun, and passionate with a conversational vibe. Interested presenters for Wiki Nights are invited to email their presentation title, a short description of their topic, and three jpeg images to the museum at lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org for consideration at an event. The remaining summer Wiki Nights are July 21 and August 18. The deadline for submitting ideas for the July Wiki Night session is July 8, 2011. Ideas will continue to be accepted for future events after the July deadline.

 

The Wiki Night series of social networking events occurs the third Thursday of each month, and provides opportunities to interact with creative thinkers and a wider public audience through the exploration of the presenters’ current research topics, ideas, interests, or work process.  One of the primary objectives of this new monthly series is to expand into a community forum for the collection and collaborative documentation of creative ideas in the Antelope Valley. The Wiki Night events will also incorporate an interactive voting activity which seeks input from the community to help in “Building a New Museum.” 
The events are free and open to the public. For additional information on the museum’s programming, 
please contact the Lancaster Museum of Art and History via phone or email at 661-723-6250 or 
lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org

 

General Information – The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, located at 44801 North Sierra Highway, will be closed during the preparation for its move to a new facility.  The new facility will open later this year.  For more information about the museum and its programming:

 

Call- (661) 723-6250

Email- lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org

Visit- www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67

Check out- www.facebook.com/lmag.lancaster for updates

July 5, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, BLVD | , , | Leave a comment

Multi-talented artist Dennis Calaba

Striking a note between Impressionism and Realism, Dennis Calaba’s style is difficult to categorize. His influences range from Homer to Wyeth. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, CA., he studied art at Cal State, Northridge and the Art Center of Design, Pasadena. He has been a commercial artist since 1977. Having worked in the entertainment, advertising, and aerospace worlds, it has expanded his talents and interests. He paints portraits, landscapes, seascapes, automotive art, murals, and animal subjects. Dennis chooses whether he will work in oil, watercolor, pastels, acrylic, guache, or pen & ink, depending on what will best suit the subject matter.

His inspiration is found in nature’s bountiful compositions. Underlying in each of his artistic works is a mood that he hopes will be communicated to the viewer. Location is not as paramount to this artist as capturing that “mood”. He believes that a successful work of art invites people to enter, bringing their own feelings into it. Dennis is comfortable working in his studio or outdoors. Both of these methods have advantages that he likes to incorporate in his work. It is this mixture of “capturing the moment” and “creating a mood” that give his art their dynamics.

He has gained wide-spread recognition from many awards in juried art shows, exhibitions and several galleries that range from Carmel Valley to Wrightwood to Lake Hughes. His works also hang in businesses and numerous private collections.
He has a wife and two daughters and resides in the far eastern Antelope Valley, where there are gorgeous sunrises and sunsets visible from his home everyday !
We, at the Graphic Experience are pleased to have his artwork hang here in our gallery. Come see it.
http://www.graphic-experience.com

 

June 13, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, art, art gallery, art in the av, art on the BLVD, av art, graphic experience | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wiki Night- A Community Forum for Creative Ideas in the Antelope Valley

Wiki Night- A Community Forum for Creative Ideas in the Antelope Valley

Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery to host free PechaKucha presentations from 6-9 pm Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Arbor Artist Lofts Gallery

Lancaster, CA May 13, 2011- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery (LMAG) presents a new series of Wiki Nights—a monthly opportunity for creative individuals to come together in an informal atmosphere to share their ideas, projects and thoughts.Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 6-9 pm at the Arbor Artist Lofts Gallery begins the museum’s summer series of PechaKucha presentations, a fast-paced, fun and informative format designed to keep presentations short and passionate. Six presenters from a variety of creative fields and DJ Andy Kane will entertain amidst the works of Patrik Ryan’s current gallery show “Art Without Arcs: Digital Curves are Illusion,” on view at the Lofts Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, currently closed during the preparations for its move to a new facility, will continue to present the series of Wiki Night events on the third Thursday of every month at a variety of locations. One of the primary objectives of this new monthly series is to expand into a community forum for the collection and collaborative documentation of creative ideas in the Antelope Valley. The Wiki Night events will also incorporate an interactive voting activity that seeks input from the community to help in “Building a New Museum.”

The Wiki Night series of social networking events provides opportunities to interact with creative thinkers and a wider public audience through the exploration of the presenters’ current research topics or work process. LMAG is entreating the creative community of the Antelope Valley to submit their ideas for presentations and to help develop a dynamic creative network. Interested presenters for future Wiki Nights are invited to email their presentation title, a short description of the topic, and three jpeg images to the museum for future consideration. 

 

The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery’s May 19th Wiki Night event will feature the following presentations:

 

Sanie Andres, “The Art of Schizophrenia.” Using artwork created by people diagnosed with schizophrenia, Andres will talk about the mental disorder, and how art therapy works.

 

Robert Benitez, “Queer Themes in Comic Books.” Paralleling the themes and storylines of queer representation in comic books to personal experience, current events, and social topics, Benitez will explore the history of queer characters in comic books.

 

Charles Hood, “Is ‘Nature Art’ an Impossible Contradiction?” From the San Diego Zoo to the African jungle, from Thomas Kinkade to the cave art of France, humans have tried to represent the natural world in photography and art. Hood will present what it means to try and see 5,000 species of wild birds in a lifetime, and why most “nature” calendars sold at the mall are fakes.

 

Bryan Pacana, “Blockwash: A Contradiction to Painting.” Blockwash is a painting process created by Pacana that involves making artwork by applying pigment to canvas in its raw form, followed by a design worked in varnish. The artist then uses water to wash away the unprotected pigment resulting in a Blockwash painting.

Patrik Ryan, “Brush Imagery.” Digital artist Ryan will discuss three types of image assets he collects, prepares, and uses to deliver imagery in an intuitive painting method through layering techniques in Painter, and final pieces edited in Photoshop.

 

Kristine Schomaker, “The Gracie Kendal Project- A Conversation with my Avatar.” Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance, Schomaker projects herself onto another form in Second Life, and confronts her imperfections through a close-up daily view of a personal, social and psychological co-existence with her virtual persona.

 

The Arbor Artist Lofts Gallery is located at 661 West Lancaster BLVD. For additional information on the museum’s programming, please contact the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery at 661-723-6250 or lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org

 

About The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

Founded in 1986, the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is dedicated to advancing an appreciation of art and history in the Antelope Valley. Operating two sites—the Museum/Art Gallery and the Western Hotel Museum—LMAG is not only a repository for historical artifacts important to the preservation of the unique character of the Antelope Valley, but also a place where audiences—residents and visitors alike—may experience exhibitions of fine art and participate in a variety of art and history-based programs. LMAG offers a schedule of exhibitions, as well as lectures, workshops, Family Day activities, film and musical events.

 

General Information– The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, located at 44801 North Sierra Highway, will be closed during the preparation for its move to a new facility. The new facility will open later this year. For more information about LMAG and its programming:

 

Call- (661) 723-6250

Email- lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org

Visit- www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67

Check out- www.facebook.com/lmag.lancaster for updates

 

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Image Credit: Patrik Ryan, “Picture In Picture In Picture,” digital art, 2010.

LANCASTER MUSEUM/ART GALLERY          44801 N. Sierra Highway  Lancaster, CA 93534

TEL:      (661)723-6250                                        Museum Hours:

EMAIL:  lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org        Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

WEB:    www.cityoflancasterca.org                         Closed Mondays, holidays, and between exhibitions,  MMM       wwwh

www.facebook.com/lmag.lancaster             Free admission and tours.

May 14, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, Arbor Artist Lofts Gallery, Community Forum, Lancaster blvd, Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery | , , , , | Leave a comment

26th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition

26th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition

April 9-May 8, 2011 at Lancaster City Hall.

Opening Reception- Saturday, April 9, noon-3 pm.

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Lancaster, CA April 6, 2011- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery’s “26th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition” will be on view April 9–May 8, 2011 at Lancaster City Hall, with a free opening reception and award presentation on Saturday, April 9th from noon-3 pm. Nearly $1,400 in cash awards will be presented to the valley’s talented student artists. Presented by the City of Lancaster, the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Associates, and the Antelope Valley Union High School District, the exhibition encourages and supports the artistic experimentation, talent, and expression from the next generation of artists in the Antelope Valley.

Featuring 94 pieces of artwork from 80 students within the school district, the exhibitors were selected by 26 participating art instructors from Antelope Valley, Eastside, Highland, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Pete Knight, and Quartz Hill High Schools. The exhibition includes a wide variety of media such as oil, ceramic, watercolor, photography, acrylic, sculpture, charcoal, pencil, scratchboard, color pencil, pastel and mixed media.

Awards are donated and selected by judges from the Lancaster Photography Association ($100), Lakes and Valley Art Guild ($100), High School District art instructors ($425 total), the Antelope Valley Union High School District Superintendent ($100), the AVUHSD administrators’ awards (over $100), the new Beryl Amspoker Memorial Award ($200), and the LMAG Associates who choose Best of Exhibition ($100), 2nd Best of Exhibition ($75), 3rd Best of Exhibition ($50), as well as winners (no cash) in each medium category. All Valley Federal Credit Union also donated an award which provides one student artist $100 to open a savings account, while City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris selected the Mayor’s Choice Award.

Each year a different high school art department chairperson acts as the liaison for this exhibition. This year, Erin Jones of Pete Knight High School along with her fellow department art instructors have been very busy helping to make this a successful and inspiring exhibition. For additional information on the museum’s exhibitions, events and programs, please visit www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67 or contact the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery at 661-723-6250 or lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org.

EXHIBITION RELATED EVENTS

Opening Reception: “26th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition” Saturday, April 9, 2011 from noon to 3 pm at Lancaster City Hall.

Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and music with an awards presentation at 1 pm. Free admission. Please RSVP to lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org or 661.723.6250.

UPCOMING EVENT

California Poppy Festival™

April 16th & 17th from 10 am-6 pm at Lancaster City Park

Join us at the 20th annual California Poppy Festival and view a historic timeline which showcases the past 100 years of Lancaster. Rare photos and details will show how Lancaster began as a community and has grown into a city of more than 156,000. Participate in building the new museum with an interactive display and voting booth, while learning more about the new Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery facility that will open on The BLVD in 2011.

About The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

Founded in 1986, the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is dedicated to advancing an appreciation of art and history in the Antelope Valley. Operating two sites—the Museum/Art Gallery and the Western Hotel Museum—LMAG is not only a repository for historical artifacts important to the preservation of the unique character of the Antelope Valley, but also a place where audiences—residents and visitors alike—may experience exhibitions of fine art and participate in a variety of art and history-based programs. LMAG offers a schedule of exhibitions, as well as lectures, workshops, Family Day activities, film and musical events.

General Information– The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery located at 44801 North Sierra Highway, will be closed to public access during the preparation for its move to its new facility. The new facility will open in 2011. For more information about LMAG and its programming, call (661) 723-6250 or log on to www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67 or www.facebook.com/lmag.lancasterfor updates.

Lancaster City Hall General Information: Lancaster City Hall is located in Lancaster, CA at 44933 North Fern Avenue. Parking is available street side around City Hall, and in the corner lot on Fern and Kildare.

City Hall Hours and Admission– Lancaster City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm and Friday 8 am to 5 pm; it is closed holidays. Admission to this exhibition is free, and open to the public.

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Image Credit:

Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, “25th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition,” 2010.

 

 

LANCASTER MUSEUM/ART GALLERY          44801 N. Sierra Highway  Lancaster, CA 93534

TEL: (661)723-6250 Museum Hours:

EMAIL: lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

WEB: www.cityoflancasterca.org Closed Mondays, holidays, and between exhibitions,  MMM       wwwh www.facebook.com/lmag.lancaster Free admission and tours.

 

April 7, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, lancaster blvd art, lancaster ca art, palmdale art, student art | , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Carpet Opening Reception for POLITICON 2011

BLVD ASSOCIATION

Bryan Pacana

Red Carpet Opening Reception for POLITICON 2011

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EVENT DETAILS

 

Time: March 5, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Gallery 661 aka The Artist Lofts
Street: 661 W. Lancaster Blvd.
City/Town: Lancaster, CA, 93534
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/thepo…
Organized By: Bryan Pacana

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Politicon is the first and unique celebration devoted solely to the political arts. This convention of artists, by artists, and for artists, unites and brings us all together, regardless of political beliefs! It puts political issues in a palette of a rainbow of colors. Come have fun, be one, and enjoy the moment. Let the art speak for itself.

Meet and greet the artists who made it all possible.

Lalo Alcaraz (creator of the “La Cu…caracha” comicstrip for th LA TImes)
Nuri Amanatullah
Courtney Barron
Robert Benitez
Ricardo Cisneros
Jim Colovin
Sergio Hernandez
Louis Jacinto
Michael Jones
Dr. Luthor Lowbrau
Larissa Nickel
Bryan Pacana
Vincent Romaniello
Laurel Siler
Greggy Soriano (from TLC’s The Next Great Baker)
and MANY MORE SPECIAL GUESTS!

Enjoy an evening of great art with a live musical performance by vocalist/pianist Marcela Carmona and her band as well as the jazz ensemble Off the Hook! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served (while they last).

Join us SATURDAY, March 5th, 2011, from 6:00pm-10:00pm
at:

Gallery 661 aka The Lofts Gallery
661 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

It is right on The BLVD in downtown Lancaster (across the street from BEX) see you there!


 

 

 

February 23, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, lancaster art, lancaster blvd art, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, political art | , , , , | Leave a comment