This coming Thursday evening (Nov 7), starting at 6 pm, an important artist that you may know will be talking about his life and his art.

It is his first art talk in his life, and that being said, in no way should you doubt that something interesting may be discussed.

This talk is being presented at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 N. Main St, Huntington Beach, CA.

Because of the potential interest in abstract art, I would recommend that you arrive a few minutes early and get a good seat.

The visual image above that usually is a stimulating work of art, par excellence.  However, the artist prefers to show the lesser and the bones of how one begins to make art.  Hopefully, his audience will be comprised of other fellow artists that, possibly from curiosity or otherwise decide that they might be exposed to something about Expressionist art-making.  That is the subject.  And being the first of its kind for a talk by this artist, it may or may not be all that universal or that forthcoming with brilliant new ideas.  As a matter of fact, it really relies on some interchange, discussion and real questions about what "Abstract Expressionist Art" is all about.  Needless to say, there is a possibility of humor, insight and collective sharing that is all to the good.  So be it, come and partake of something of a rare coin in the world today.

Best to you all,

Thom Wright

Hi SCA Members!

I hope you had a great summer. I want to apologize for disappearing for most of that time. I was rescuing kittens from the coyotes at the park and working toward getting them adopted when I, unfortunately, took some kittens from another location who were sick, and then everyone got sick. It has been a busy summer, needless to say. I am glad to announce we have an SCA meeting scheduled for November 3 at Desiree Engel's residence to explore some possibilities of collaboration between our two groups, 57 Underground and SCA.

Desiree explains:

"57 UNDERGROUND' is an artist co-op established 35 years ago by students graduating from CSUF. We had galleries in two Fullerton locations, then the rent was doubled overnight and we continued as an artist group, very much like SCA, showing our work in different venues. Two years later we had the opportunity to open a gallery in Pomona which moved several times to different locations in downtown Pomona.

We are a Public Benefit Corporation C4. Our focus is on showing our own contemporary work as well as offering show opportunities to other emerging artists. As a non-profit, we also have the obligation to do something each year to benefit the general population.

We have now lost our gallery space and are trying different ways to continue our activities, but also to expand our scope and try different things. Since I am a long-time SCA member, and thus quite familiar with how SCA operates, I feel that there might be a possibility of some sort of collaboration of our two entities to our mutual benefit.

We are scheduling a meeting for members of both organizations on November 3rd at my residence, Emerald Court in Anaheim to discuss various possibilities. Please respond to Sharon Kump or Janet Adams with CC to me, indicating whether you would be able to attend this meeting."

I hope everyone can make it to the meeting so we can hear diverse viewpoints.

The meeting is scheduled for 11:30 in the activity room. Emerald Court is located at 1731 W. Medical Center Dr.

Sharon Phipps Kump

Check the calendar for address, etc.

Ron Reekers is showing a series of prints entitled "Moonlight Series", "La Bomba" and Bonsai prints as well as T-Shirts. He is located in Space #40.

"I'm excited to show this work since it's not been shown since 2004 at the A Loft gallery (Thanks Mike and Rebecca). It's a poetic series based on the Moon and its romantic effects on us. Hope to see you this Sunday.  Come say hello and visit Surf City.

Best Regards,"


Thom Wright is showing abstract paintings from his latest series, "In Balance with Nature". He will be in Space #41 with Ron Howlett who I am sure will be displaying his latest dynamic watercolors.

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