|Artist Interviews with Donna Granata|
The Comedy Club/Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ste 225, Ventura, CA
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Audience members MUST arrive by 5:30
Buy your tickets or (if your a FOTM member) RSVP below!
New! Once you add your RSVP, you will then be able to add your AfterGlow reservation.
|FREE to FOTM members|
|$10 general admission|
$5 students and seniors
(65 and older) with I.D.
Katherine Chang Liu, Painter, Printmaker, Jurist.
Katherine Chang Liu, born in China and reared in Taiwan, has been a Southern California resident since 1980. A recipient of a National Endowment for Arts grant, her art reflects a deep sense of identity with emotion and intellect. She is a highly respected teacher and a frequently sought after juror for competitive shows. She has served as the sole juror for over 80 national, regional and statewide exhibitions.
For more information: http://ChiaroscuroSantaFe.com
Jackson Wheeler, Poet, Art Collector.
Jackson Wheeler’s poetry has been described as “astonishingly beautiful.” Wheeler’s love of language and meter was inspired by growing up in rural North Carolina where oral traditions were still strong. Wheeler began collecting art in the late 1970s. He educated himself in the contemporary art scene by joining LACMA and voraciously visiting galleries. A large portion of his collection is bequeathed to the Carnegie Art Museum leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come. His advice to collectors: “Buy what you love, what moves you.”
For more information: http://www.AskewPoetry.org/poems/jacks.html
Michael Dvortscak, Painter.
Michael Dvortcsak is no stranger to Focus on the Masters having been documented in 2000. Michael earned a BA and MFA at UC Santa Barbara, where he has also lectured and taught. His works are in many private and public collections around the world. His paintings are diverse and speak to the intellect but contain elements that are as primal as a scream. His most recent body of work, The Museum Suites, are wonderful observations of human interaction with the great art collections of the world.
For more information: www.Dvortcsak.com
David Blackburn, Woodworker.
David Blackburn is an award-winning woodworker who is drawn to the possibilities of complexity and fluidity in wood as well as the infinite combinations in geometric patterns and vivid contrasts afforded especially by the exotic varieties. Among other objects, he creates museum-quality boxes, each one-of-a-kind originals that can take as much as sixty or more hours to finish. He is exhibited and collected widely.
For more information: www.DBArtWood.net
Phil Salazar, Musician.
Phil Salazar has been called a real-life wandering minstrel. He started playing violin at age 5 and began fiddling at 17. His diverse talents are upstaged only by his genuine communication with a live audience. The high-spirited sounds of Phil Salazar have often been described as bluegrass, but he draws from a wealth of sources, including Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Irish, Middle Eastern, and Asian music to achieve his sound, which he describes as "Folk Fusion." His energy, enthusiasm, and up-front personality constantly keep the audience involved in the show!
For more information: www.FiddleLessonswithPhilSalazar
BiJian Fan, Paper Sculptor
Sponsored by Richard and Yvette Franklin
BiJian Fan was born in Beijing, where he learned the art of paper folding and paper cutting from his grandmother. He channels his creative energy into contemporary forms of paper sculpture, integrating folding, cutting, and other techniques into his artistic expression. He explores the qualities and physical characteristics of paper, fabric, metal and other adaptable materials to construct a delicate sculpture. BiJian has exhibited his artworks at galleries, studios, and museums internationally and across the country.
For more information: www.BiJian.com
|$20.00 AfterGlow FOTM Member
|$30.00 AfterGlow Non-Member