Interview with SCA Member Thom Wright, by guest interviewer JB
JB – What’s a retired aerospace engineer like you doing making art in Orange County?
TW – We all come to art from many different beginnings. I started painting in watercolor about 35 years ago, after I graduated from college, and fell in love with it. Painting was an escape from my technical side, more like play. Then I began taking art courses every semester – art history, drawing, design, photography – it all kept growing and inspiring me to continue. Continue reading Interview with Artist: Thom Wright→
Clay Exhibit To Brings Renowned Artists to Orange Coast College
Orange Coast College: Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion (access from Merrimac Way), 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA. 92626
OCC is set to host its second Pedagogic Clay 2 Exhibit, opening on Jan. 28 and running thought Feb. 26, 2015. The month-long exhibition features work from 60 ceramic artists and instructors in the Southern California area ( Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties). There are notable works by Ralph Baccera, Adrian Saxe, Peter Shire, Phyllis Green, Joe Soldate, Gifford Myers, Nobo Nishigawara, David Kiddie, Laura Haight, among others. OCC ceramics professor Kevin A. Myers has curated the exhibit. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Individual works of art will be displayed in the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion. Gallery hours are; Mon, Tues, Thurs 12noon-6pm and Wed. 12noon-8pm. There is paid visitor and metered parking near lot D. Anyone with an interest in ceramics is encouraged to attend. “This is a time when all of this is going to be under one roof and it really would be in a student’s best interest to see the trajectory that contemporary ceramics has taken,” said Myers. “The artists that have been invited to be in this exhibition are truly exceptional.”
Collaborating with choreographer Jayne Persch to combine a projection of my work on the stage with several dance performances, is an exercise in trust. She chose the final works to use and she will be the one who works out the lighting. I am letting it evolve and have little idea of the final outcome.
Using my painted images for an unintended purpose sure gets me out of my box for creative neurons stimulation. Looking forward to the Boulder trip and seeing it all unfold.
I’m so excited to tell you that 2 of my Temple City mosaics are going to be exhibited in 2014 Beyond Borders Art Exhibition, October 18 – November 15. Complimentary Welcome Reception is this Saturday, October 18, 5-9 PM.
House of Lebanon Cultural Center
4800 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
This is the first time that I get the chance to preview a public art project in a fine art exhibition! People will get the chance to see the work in progress of this project and 2 finished mosaic panels before the installation on Rosemead Blvd. in the City of Temple City. I will have a room just for this project.
I would love to see you there. Please join us to celebrate this process. Sneak peek photos of the work in progress attached!
The Welcome Reception will include art exhibition, entertainment program, drinks food and more!