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View Into the Craft – Artist Talk at Sparks Gallery

View Into the Craft – Artist Talk at Sparks Gallery

I recently heard someone explain that the difference between art and craft is that art is the finished work, and craft is the process. Even though we enjoy an artist’s finish product, rarely do we, as outsiders, get to see the craft and all an artist goes through to get to the piece we see displayed. That’s what is great about artist talks, having the privilege to hear the about process, struggles and successes.  Many times we learn something surprising,…

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Capturing the Physique – A Live Demonstration by Anna Stump at Sparks Gallery

Capturing the Physique – A Live Demonstration by Anna Stump at Sparks Gallery

On October 14th, Anna Stump, an accomplished San Diego based artist and educator, gave a live drawing and painting demonstration at Sparks Gallery, which I had the good fortune to attend. I got there a little early and was able to peruse the current Physique exhibition, where Anna is represented, and the reason for the demonstration with live models. I was near the back of the gallery when I heard the music start. As I approached the front of the…

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Layers of Daniel Dust

Layers of Daniel Dust

Sparks Gallery opened the exhibition “Daniel Dust: Dark Heavens” on August 27th with a reception to introduce the artist, who was on hand to discuss his works and to give insight to his creative vision. When I first saw the promotional photos for the reception I assumed he was a photographer, but these are paintings, and are aptly described as hyperrealistic.  When viewed in person I could see and appreciate the detail that make them the wonders they are. Mr. Dust…

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This Week – August 16th to August 21st

This Week – August 16th to August 21st

Here are some upcoming events and expiring exhibitions for the coming week. Joseph Bellows Gallery The Teen Years Gallery Exhibition 07/09/2016 Through 08/16/2016 Last Week of Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown Downtown at Sundown 08/18/2016 Louis Hock: a wall 08/18/2016 Through 09/27/2016 Oceanside Museum of Art Paper Tiles Art Instruction Cost: $46.00 to $51.00 (Materials Included) 08/20/2016 10:30 am – 2:30 pm San Dieguito Art Guild Demos, Dialogue & Art Georgia O’Keeffe-White on White Flower CLICK LINK…

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