September 30, 2016

I got a start on anther piece.  Here's the digital file.  I cut portions out already and should have some assembly done soon.

September 27, 2016

Finished this piece today.  It doesn't photograph particularly well/  A bit more pinkish in color.

September 27, 2016

 The opening for the Day of the Dead exhibition at Guardino Gallery in Portland is September 29th and runs until October 23rd.

September 22, 2016

I received this e-mail from the Art Department at The claremont Graduate University today:

Please join us at the Claremont Graduate University Art Department for a celebration of the life and art of Michael Brewster on Tuesday, September 27th at 6pm.

All are welcome and there will be an opportunity to share poignant moments/experiences about Michael and his work.

Light Refreshments will be served.  If you are able to attend please RSVP to

September 22, 2016

My recent trip to Claremont in late August included the required visit to Some Crust Bakery. They have a nice Paul Soldner piece in their dining area.  Clearly it is there since Paul was a fixture in Claremont and made his daily visit for coffee and such.  I have many fond memories of sitting with Paul both when I was a Claremont resident, and later during my visits and discussing art and life.

September 20, 2016

The art galley at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) will have a retrospective of Karl Benjamin's work, opening September 22nd.  If you're in the southland, you do not want to miss it!  Of course, Karl was an important mentor of mine and many other artists from the Claremont area.

Address: Building 1B, 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789

September 13, 2016

Looks like the galleries are bringing out some of their big guns this month with some stunning shows.  Greg Kucera exhibits sculptor Deborah Butterfield once again.  Large and medium scale pieces of of course horses, created with found wood, cast in bronze.

 This piece involves mixed mediums.  The "wood" of the horse is her traditional bronze technique, while the other items are found objects such as plastic that washed up on Alaska beaches and are de...

September 12, 2016

During a recent visit to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena California I was excited to see the Duchamp to Pop exhibit.  I've always been a fan of Pop so it was great to see some quality works of historical significance.

Marcel Duchamp seems to have had quite a relationship with the Pasadena Art Museum and Norton Simon as the seem to have a number of great works!

 Bottlerack, Apparently this is the real McKoy.

 L.H.O.O.Q. or La Joconde, 1964 (replica of 1919 ori...

September 4, 2016

I visited the opening of Pacific Inc., the exhibition of Pieter Vanzanden's sculptures in collaboration with Mandy Jene Turner's paintings and wood block prints of Pieter's creations on Saturday September 3rd.  First of all, if you've never been to the Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison, it is worth the visit.  It is a wonderful vintage school house converted into a spectacular exhibition space.  Smith and Vallee seem to have two divisions: the gallery, and a...

September 3, 2016

I"m hoping to make it up to Edison for the opening of: Pieter VanZanden & Mandy Jene Turner present Pacific INC.  During a recent visit, Pieter gave me a tour of his studio and it is stunning work!

 The opening goes from 5:00 - 8:00.

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