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Allied Arts Cedar Center

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

Lovejoy Buttes – A Gorgeous Area!

Looking around at one of most beautiful areas in the high desert that is relatively a secret, I’m glad not many people know of it ! I have complete privacy whenever I am out there.

There are beautiful cottonwoods, gorgeous blue skies, and an abundance of wild life. My dog loves to try to chase all the lizards, snakes, and rabbits. I hang on to his leash tightly when he spots them! There are still plenty of wildflowers left. I need to take Rich Breault out there so he can tell me the names of all of them. Plenty of the most dainty little pink flowers, plenty of primrose still left and lots of a pretty little yellow flowers that are new to the scene! Some late bloomers…

Best of all, I don’t have to get in a car to get here.

I walk out my front door, cross the street, down the dirt road, and I am in desert heaven. I climb up and down the hills. I get wonderful views from the top of the mountains. It’s truly a great place to be.

Another fun aspect of living here, is the ravens. The ravens just love the butte area. I think the air currents created by the rocks give them a wonderful area to play in. There are always playfully flying around and are a treat to watch. Some of them sit perched on a joshua tree watching us approach until we get pretty close. I must get my camera ready for a close-up someday!

To those people who fail to see beauty in the desert, you are missing out! To those who want to hike somewhere different, come with me!


June 2, 2011 Posted by | art in the av, frames lancaster ca | , | 1 Comment

Tickling the Keys

We have a fantastic piano right outside our store that is attracting a fan club. As we go about our busy day, all of a sudden, WE HEAR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC ! People, young and old, of all levels of talent, stop to play. We hear jazz, rock and roll, simple pecking, and everything in-between.

This guy was pretty great and really enjoyed himself. I did too ! The City of Lancaster had a great idea!


Graphic Experience 661.945.1718 624 W. Lancaster BLVD

April 18, 2011 Posted by | art in the av, av best framing, av local art, BLVD Piano, Lancaster blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment


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.


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.

January 23, 2011 Posted by | art in the av, art on the BLVD, av local art, av mixed media, EDWIN R. VASQUEZ | , , , , | Leave a comment