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We’re Not Just Realtors…We’re Talented Too

While flipping through the Antelope Valley Lifestyle magazine, I came across one of our own. Diana Blum was our very own Re/Max All Pro star as she is interviewed about her painting. This past year at the Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival, Diana Blum received the Ruth Prue Award for her beautiful painting called “Jenna on a Swing”. Although Diana has received this wonderful award, she explains “I’ve won blue ribbons at the fair, but the Ruth Prue Award…this is a coveted  award. And when I won it, I was like ‘whoa!’ It was hard to believe.”It is definitely hard to believe that Diana has not always painted. She says “I thought you needed to be able to draw to paint, but you don’t you can learn how to paint.” She goes on to say that she picked up painting as a hobby to release her creative side in 2000 after closing down her side business. “I talked myself into a six week watercolor class by saying, “I did this in kindergarten. How much trouble could I get into?” Little did I know, Blum continues, “Quickly realizing watercolor wasn’t for me. I needed to locate an oil painting teacher, so I went to a Cedar Centre art show…and took down the names of any artist that was showing great work.”

Within her search she met Jo Gayle Gerner, and she quickly began taking classes from her. Blum says, “If I had not found Jo Gayle, I don’t know what would have happened to my art pursuits. Finding her was like hitting the Mother Lode-local class, well known and respected artist and teacher, a friendly and interactive class.” “I was starting from square one. I didn’t even own any oil paints or supplies, or know what to buy when I started her class. Once I began, I was hooked.” From Jo Gayle’s class and some determination Diana transformed her family room into a studio and starting painting after work. It was only after she started entering paintings in the fair that many of her friends and clients learned she was an artist. Now, she has developed a love for her art. Blum said, “You are not hungry,are unaware of what is going on around you, you don’t get tired, you can stay in this state for quite a while and have no idea how much time has gone by. You are so focused on the present, time as we know it ceases to matter.” Thank you Diana, for inspiring us all. To read the entire article on Diana Blum and her work, please look at the November issue of the Antelope Valley Lifestyle Magazine or visit http://www.avpress.com/avlifestyle/.

 


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October 31, 2011 Posted by | lancaster art | 1 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

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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

Wiki Night- Ideas, Projects and Thoughts from Creative Minds in the Antelope Valley

Wiki Night- Ideas, Projects and Thoughts from Creative Minds in the Antelope Valley

Lancaster Museum of Art and History to host free Pecha Kucha presentations from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the Arbor Artist Lofts Gallery.



Lancaster, CA June 15, 2011- The Lancaster Museum of Art and History continues its free monthly series of Wiki Nights thisThursday, June 16, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. at theArbor Artist Lofts Gallery.  The museum’s summer series of Pecha Kucha presentations, a fast-paced, fun and informative format designed to keep presentations short and passionate, is a monthly opportunity for creative individuals to come together in an informal atmosphere to share their ideas, projects and thoughts.  Five presenters from a variety of creative fields and DJ Andy Kane will entertain amidst the current gallery show “Summer Sweethearts,” on view at the Lofts Gallery.  The event is free and open to the public.


 The Lancaster Museum of Art and History’s June 16th Wiki Night event will feature the following Pecha Kucha presentations:

 

 

Ben Andrews, “Stop-Animation as Art in the New Media Landscape.”  Andrews will discuss the origins of stop-motion animation as an earlier form of special effects in motion pictures and how it has evolved into current cinema. 

 

Nicelle Davis, “In the Circus of You: A Collaboration of Words and Images.” Nicelle Davis and Cheryl Gross are a poet and illustrator team who collaboratively create works which explore the cross sections of descriptive and visual expression.  Based on their book “In the Circus of You” which deals with the themes of sanity, motherhood, monogamy, creative impulse, appropriation and self creation, Davis will explore their goal of morphing clichés into living language in order to give the domestic an epic appeal. 

 

Tristan Greenleaf, “The Relationship between the Personalization of an Instrument and the Personalization of Music.” Greenleaf will discuss how the personalization of expression through different mediums intertwines within a musical instrument.

 

Rachel Jennings, “Who Is the Green Man? Foliate Heads and Leaf Masks in Medieval Architecture.”  Exactly what or who are those leafy heads that stare down at us from the roof bosses of Europe’s cathedrals?  Are they decaying dead people?  Demons?  Just nice decorations?  Or could they be representations of The Green Man, the pagan spirit of nature?  If so, how did they become the most popular motif in medieval Christian architecture?

 

Laurie Solis, “Fun Facts in Human Biology.”  Ms. Solis will present fun, interesting (and sometimes shocking), little known facts in human biology.  She will explain why men have nipples, how much DNA humans share with a banana, why humans get “goose-bumps” and more.

 

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 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.  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 entire presentation will also be streamed live on the front page of ilivetoday.com and on the ustream channel for Lancaster Blvd.

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History 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 Arbor Artist Lofts Gallery is located at 661 West Lancaster BLVD.  For additional information on the museum’s programming, please contact the Lancaster Museum of Art and History 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

 

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Image Credit: Ben Andrews, “Origins of DragonCow,” stop-motion animation, 2009.

LANCASTER MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 44801 N. Sierra Highway  Lancaster, CA 93534

TEL:      (661)723-6250                                        Museum Hours:

EMAIL:  lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org       Currently closed.

WEB:    www.cityoflancasterca.org                         The new facility will open in late summer/early fall.

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

June 16, 2011 Posted by | lancaster art, Lancaster New Museum, The Arbor Artist Lofts Gallery, Wiki Night | , , , | Leave a comment

Personal Invitation to LM/AG Jabberwocky After Party from curator Nick West

From Nick West
JABBERWOCKY After Party
Hi!I would like to enlist your help in pushing out a facebook promotion for the Jabberwocky after party taking place at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery this Saturday evening at 9:30 pm. Let’s build some buzz about this event! Please share this with your friends on your wall, through messages, invite them, whatever it takes. If you haven’t yet responded to our invitation, please do so it shows up in the feeds of your friends. We will continue to post about the event throughout the week, so please share as often as you can.

Here is some info about Jabberwocky:

Jabberwocky is designed to bring together those who want to attend a unique event, but don’t really do the gala thing and who wish support the museum at a smaller monetary level. This event complements the museum gala, Prism: Through the Looking Glass, as a more informal evening that will feature comedy, a dueling pianos show and DJ ASHA, who will spin for us until midnight. There will be a full cash bar available, wine by Leona Valley Winery and nosh by Lemon Leaf Cafe.

Admission is $25 and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. All admission money will go to the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Associates to support the museum in its mission and to help it produce quality exhibitions and programs for the Antelope Valley.

Please help spread the word and help the museum to reaise some money! Thanks!

 

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February 23, 2011 Posted by | lancaster art, lancaster blvd art, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster Museum Art Gallery, LMAG | , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Carpet Opening Reception for POLITICON 2011

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Bryan Pacana

Red Carpet Opening Reception for POLITICON 2011

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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