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Two Art Shows at EAP,
July 7th to August 5th,
Opening Reception July 8th, 5:30 to 8pm

Expressions Space on the Left:
Works by or about the models, Jaron Stokes, Jonathan Thompson, Magdalena Tempczyk, and Yoni Baker
Expressions Gallery on the Right:
Works by the ShopTalk artists, Fred Marinello, Jon-Loren Bazan, Kevin Inman, Paul Strahm, and Carlos Castrejon.

Life Drawing and ShopTalks at EAP (scholarships available and
photography okay during life drawing)

July11th, 2017, Tuesday, 5 to 8pm, Kerry Ray and Fred Marinello,

Kerry Ray, modeling, will first do ten 2 minute warm up poses. Two 5 minute poses and then a 10 minute pose nude. For the remainder of the session Kerry will put on some colorful clothes to end with a single long pose broken up into 20 minute sections.,
Fred Marinello will be presenting a hands on seminar for Scratchboard.

July 18th, 2017, Tuesday, 5 to 8pm, Jonathan Thompson and Jon-Loren Bazan

Jonathan Thompson brings 13 years of figurative model experience to the moment in a series of gestures, ranging from 1 minute poses to 5 minute dynamic poses where nude body moves deliberately move through time and space. Following are longer poses where a JmPro wireless projector will project shapes and core shadows over his figure. Concluding will be a series of Chef clad attitudes in frozen expression.
Jon-Loren Bazan a local sculptor with work collected by Haselwander collection in Düsseldorf and the Frances Upham collection in San Francisco will bring some of his works to discuss.  The bullet points for each work will be inspiration, aesthetics, execution (process), materials (importance and significance). 

July 25th, 2017 Tuesday, 5 to 8pm, Magdalena Tempczyk and Paul Strahm with Kevin Inman and Margaret Larlham

Magdalena Tempczyk, will do the following life drawing sets nude, ten 2-minute, four 5-minute, two 10-minute, one 20-minute. The rest of the life drawing time will be a costumed single pose with breaks.
Paul Strahm, Margaret Larlham and Kevin Inman will discuss their work, including their differing approaches to plein air painting, backgrounds and influences.
Paul Strahm's goal is to interpret a scene using traditional painting approaches, exploring his individual brand of visual storytelling.
Kevin Inman switched to a traditional mode of painting after an education rooted in 20th century abstraction. His work is on the line between careful rendering and painterly abstraction, reflecting his interest in the human impact on the landscape.
Margaret Larlham is originally from South Africa, Margaret Larlham paints most often in Mission Trails Preserve. A pastel painter, she records the textures, energy, and surprises she finds in California pastoral and wilderness locations. Larlham’s work focuses on fleeting impressions of place light.

August 1st, 2017 Tuesday. 5 to 8 pm, Yoni Baker and Carlos Castrejon

Yoni Baker will start with nude short poses the first hour then longer and costumed , ending the night with some shorter poses.
Carlos Castrejon will be giving a talk on the Absence of Color. Dealing with a search for colors outside the context, the application of looking at the palette without distinction of color and assimilate not the subject but the experience of the process. In so doing, show how this establishes new foundations, new challenges that incur into the growth of the artist.

Prior Trial Runs of ArtGymSD

Questionnaires and Trials

Richard and Roberta often accompanied by Maria, Hank and Jonathan went to several venues did their art, asked questions, and did outreach. These include an event sponsored by Suite Bridgett's Live Art at Ciao Bello, Art of Pride 2011, ArtGymSD Kids Night, ArtGymSD at NTC...

ArtGymSD at 4141 Alabama St (aka Larry Caveny's Garage Gallery)
March 17, 2012

We did a one week art gym. Where people could drop in and work out for a couple of hours (or more).
We set up the space on Sunday the 11th, and then opened for art workouts from the 12th to the 17th, 9am to 9pm. Tear down was March 18th. 
Richard and Jonathan acted as studio managers, opening the garage, and facilitating personal or group projects. All were welcome
ArtGymSD at Larry's Garage Gallery

ArtGymSD at Richard's Garage

Every Saturday Richard had a mini art gym from about 8 to 11 in and around his garage. Lot of fun...
ArtGymSD at Richard's Garage

ArtGymSD at SDAI

This was a wonderful experiment which (for a while) hosted a community of artist across all lines of typical human demarcation (gender, income, ethnicity, age, artistic styles...). For a more solid look at the experiment go to ArtGymSD at SDAI PDF. Roberta and Richard made changes on a quarterly basis trying to perfect the concept of an art gym. Special thanks to the staff, volunteers and board of SDAI and SDAD for making it possible. Deep heartfelt thanks to Tim Fields and Kerstin Robers for their help and guidance. There are so many others Brook Castrejon Solis, Shaunna Witt, Lesley Cortez, Hank Gross, Fred M, Tony M, Tim F... Thanks, I hope you all had as much fun as we did! Links to Pictures on FaceBook and Flicker and fairly detailed explanations are below:
Videos from ArtGymSD at SDAI,
Art Cards 2012,
2012 Spring - Summer
2012 - Fall,
2013 Winter ArtGymSD at SDAI
2013 Spring at ArtGymSD at SDAI,


Life Drawing with Kerry Ray and a ShopTalk on Scratchboard by Fred Marinello at EAP in Escondido

$20 for this combo event, scholarships available

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, 5 to 8pm at the Escondido Arts Partnership (EAP)
262 East Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025

Fred Marinello Self Portrait
Fred Marinello
(self portrait)
Kerry Ray
(by Danny Von Der Ahe)


ShopTalk: Fine artist, photographer,  printmaker and digital artist Fred Marinello, will be presenting a hands on seminar for Scratchboard.

Scratchboard or Scraperboard is a drawing medium using line, marks and texture in a very tactile way. During the presentation, Fred will provide a handout and bring a variety  samples for inspiration.

Tools you could bring  are a soft pencil -4B or ebony, a pen holder, something sharp to scratch with like a needle tool or exact knife and drawing or design ideas for Scratchboard. Images of things with a negative/positive area or liner possibilities are best. Fred will provide the scratchboard


Life Drawing With Long Time Model Kerry Ray

Kerry Ray, will first do ten 2 minute warm up poses. Two 5 minute poses and then a 10 minute pose nude. For the remainder of the session Kerry will put on some colorful clothes to end with a single long pose broken up into 20 minute sections.

Photography is permitted. An Adobe Stock Model Release will be provided to those needing it.