February 11: Tracy Lee Stum, Streetpainter
Sponsored by Jim & Mary Galbraith
AfterGlow: The Greek at the Harbor
Internationally recognized American chalk artist and streetpainter who specializes in spectacular, interactive 3D chalk art street paintings. A visionary and master in the chalk art world, Tracy’s 3D images continue to inspire and amaze viewers around the globe. Tracy is considered by her peers as one of the finest street painters today and currently holds a Guinness World Record for the largest streetpainting by an individual. Tracy’s work has been featured in numerous publications including ‘3D Street Art’, by Birgit Krols, Tectum Publishing, 2010.
For more information: www.TracyLeeStum.com
March 11: Frank Romero, Painter, Muralist
Sponsored by The Collection at RiverPark
AfterGlow: Roxie Ray, Christine Beirne, Yennyn Beirne
As a pioneering figure in the rise of the Chicano Art Movement, Frank Romero is best known as a muralist but now spends most of artistic energy in his studio practice. In the early 1970s, during the height of the Chicano civil rights movement, Romero gained recognition as one the founders of Los Four, an influential Chicano art collective that included Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, Gilbert Lujan and Roberto de la Rocha. In 1974, Los Four were featured in a landmark exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This exhibit was a critical endorsement of Chicano Art as a unique movement in the history of American art. Romero’s solo work has been shown extensively throughout the world and is featured in many prestigious collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Cheech Marin Collection and the Carnegie Museum in Oxnard to name a few. Locally, Frank Romero’s work is on permanent display at The Collection at RiverPark, in Oxnard. Frank Romero’s work will be on display at the Vita Art Center, 432 N. Ventura Ave. March 7 – 31, 2014, with a reception March 7 from 6-9 p.m.
For more information: www.RomeroStudio.net
June 10: Richard Flores, Ceramist
Sponsored by Richard and Yvette Franklin
AfterGlow: Christine & Kevin Beirne