Category Archives: Fine Art

Interview with Artist: Thom Wright

Interview with SCA Member Thom Wright, by guest interviewer JB
March 2015

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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

Pedagogic Clay 2 at OCC

This is just part of the 60 artists showing at the "Pedagogic Clay 2" show at OCC in Coast Mesa, California.
“Pedagogic Clay 2” good company (left to right) Ralph Baccera, Randy Au, Adrian Saxe

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.”

 

Reekers’ New Bonsai Monoprints

Here are my latest series of monoprints. As some of you know, for the past several years Bonsai has become a passion of mine.  I’ve enjoyed the art as “living sculpture” and as a Fine Artist I began incorporating them into my oeuvre of prints. 

These prints are from ‘Artist Proofs’ that come from developing the prints for production.  I keep the proofs then with watercolor and gouache I hand paint them.  I sell these at Bonsai shows and found that they are well received and add to the Bonsai communities appreciation of the art.

Hope you like them.

 

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