Friday, January 3, 2014

The January Downtown Fullerton Art Walk is Tonight!

It's a new year, and that means another year of fun and creativity with the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk.  Tonight, come kick off the new year with some amazing shows at the FREE multi-venue art experience that is the Art Walk.  Here's a little sneak preview of what you can see and experience tonight from 6-10pm.


Blanquel Popular Art!  At Blanquel Popular Art, that is exactly what you will find…Popular Art. Since 1968, we have been providing Mexican families and businesses alike our top quality furniture. The name Blanquel has been part of Mexico’s furniture history for its unique and elaborate designs. All family own you will be dealing straight with the manufacturer, where all your dreams can become reality. We custom make furniture and our extensive line of Mexican Colonial and Rustic designs are not only unique but a work of art. We are here to serve you, from our family to yours.


BOOKMACHINE books + zines!  You are cordially invited to the next art exhibit at BOOKMACHINE books + zines, entitled "Future Forest Dwellers" featuring new works and prints from Scott Lee. Scott Lee received his B.A. in Fine Arts/Illustration from California State University, Fullerton in 2009 with aspirations to become a children's book illustrator…or something along those lines. Since graduating, he's done work for major clothing labels, album art, visual development, as well as skate board graphics in both traditional and digital media. He also enjoys showing his paintings in galleries.  Also, be sure to check out BOOKMACHINE's extensive collection of limited edition zines, handmade, and used books.


The Egan Gallery!  The show at The Egan is perhaps its most ambitious and exciting yet.  It's a massive collection of Chicano, folk and other outsider art, ceramic sculpture, assemblage, paintings and rare oddities, which have been acquired by premiere local collector Enrique Serrato over the last 50 years.  Enrique’s collection, (over 6,000 original artworks) is one of the largest private collections of Chicano and outsider art in California.  It all began with a single small bowl by an El Sereno potter which he purchased in 1962 and his passion for art and collecting continues to this day.  Featuring work by world-renowned artists Jose Lozano, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, Gronk, Frank Gutierrez, Lalo Alcaraz, and much much more!


The Fullerton Museum Center!  Come see the work of Jonathan Martinez in an exhibit entitled "The Endangered" in our Foyer Gallery.


Green Bliss Cafe!  Emma Lynn Vincent, our featured artist is a photography student at Cal State Fullerton. She will be displaying her work from the series called Symbiosis. This series of images explores the scientific relationship of symbiosis with a non-scientific approach. Each photograph tells the story of a symbiotic connection between biological life and humans. 


Hibbleton Gallery!  Come see Hibbleton Gallery's latest exhibit, entitled "Never Too Late: a Mildred Kouzel Retrospective." Mildred Kouzel is 91 years old and has been a prolific, working artist for the past 50 years.   After a career as a nurse, Kouzel began taking art classes in the early 1960s, and discovered a passion for art that has never left her. She was an army nurse during World War II. She lived in New York of the 1940s and 1950s, where she would see jazz artists like Dizzy Gillespie perform in the heyday of bebop.   Her life experiences can be seen in her art. She is inspired by jazz, feminism, dance, acrobats, the environment, and modern society. Her work is a fascinating combination of autobiography and social commentary. Kouzel is a part of the groundbreaking, Fullerton-based female artist crew known as "The Bloody Marys," who have previously exhibited at Hibbleton Gallery.  For this retrospective exhibit, Kouzel will be showing works in a wide variety of media: painting, bronze sculpture, drawing, wood work, mixed media, and other styles.


Lucero Photography!  Lucero Photography presents a local talented Artist:  JESSE GAONA. Live Music as the night progresses.


Max Bloom's Cafe Noir!  Stand Up Comedy! Tonight from 7:00-10:00PM, sign ups at 6:00. 


Monkwood!  Monkwood is a maker of handmade wood furniture and creative furnishings for home and business. We specialize in robust reclaimed and hardwood tables. All pieces are handmade with care in our southern California studio in Fullerton, CA.


The Night Owl!  Local art!  Live music by Danny Hasbun on the patio under the stars!


(The Gallery formerly known as ) PAS Gallery!  See the word art creations of legendary painter John M. Sollom!


Studio EMP!  Come see the photographs of Shaun Smith in a show entitled "Tunnel Vision."  Smith began his love affair with the ocean in 1986, at the age of seven, when he first started bodyboarding the SoCal beaches with his father. At nine years old he had his first taste of adrenaline through a local spot known as The Wedge, in Newport Beach. He discovered his natural talent for bodyboarding when he was sponsored at the age of 16 while competing in CCSA and taking first place over all in Bodyboarding in 1997. Yet he never realized the true beauty of the ocean and it’s undeniable breathtaking colors until he recently discovered water photography. If you’ve ever wondered what love and the ocean looks like through a surfers eyes… Shaun Smith’s photography is the window into that soul.


Tranquil Tea Lounge!  We are excited to feature Missy Rose Marich's first solo art show "Relaxed in Nature"


Violet Hour Studio!  Come check out "The Sacred Spiral" featuring artwork by Candace Magoski, plus live music by Sandro Razciel and Bree Harlow.


Elsewhere in The Magoski Arts Colony, check out the art and poetry of Esther Jacks, Michael Magoski, and Joe Thomas.


There's so much to do and see tonight at the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk!  For a complete list of venues and a map, visit www.fullertonartwalk.com.

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