UPDATE FROM LAST WEEK – Baxter sez:
You are cordially invited to the CLOSING RECEPTION OF “FULLERTON’S FINEST” at BaxSpace. This exhibit was a successful 8 day experiment in transforming a beautiful but empty downtown Fullerton retail location into a proper locking art gallery. The exhibit is named “FULLERTON’S FINEST” – because it is an exhibition of Fullerton’s greatest contemporary artists since the beginning of time, for real. Tonight June 13 and tomorrow June 14, 6 to 10 PM, 120 East Commonwealth!
There are Fullerton residents who purchase art, they just don’t purchase it here. They go to Laguna, Santa Monica, L.A and beyond. The goal pf this exhibit is to ask local art buyers to do for art what they do for their produce … BY IT LOCALLY & SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS.
“Fullerton’s Finest” features the following artist who either live or have a studio in Fullerton: Steve Metzger, Jose Lozano, Mary Zarbano, Bandon Monk Muñoz, Carol Towler, John Sollom, Ned Shultz, Katherine England, Rene Cardona, Marjorie Kerr, Fay Colmar, Denise Marshall, Jim Dahl, as well as promising up-and-comers Britny Gledhill and E.E. Jacks.
In this tight-knit community of writers, musicians, professors, students, performers, artists, art-lovers, and activists we can lean on one another for support, camaraderie, creativity and self-expression.
Tell your friends, tell your neighbors to buy their produce and their ART locally!
This is pretty last minute but the opportunity to take over the old state farm office in the heart of downtown Fullerton, which was generously given to me for art walk by the new owner Jeremy Popoff, was too good to pass up. With only a few days to promote we need your help getting word about this new space out to the public. Please share the event with your friends. You can also RSVP on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/events/658886784186076/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
This show, which arguably includes the greatest collection of local Artist in recent memory, goes a long way in establishing that we have amazing local artists, some of which have been creating since the 1950’s. These artists want and need your support and our community needs them to remain in Fullerton.
We want to make Fullerton a destination for art lovers. Lovers of fine art, lovers of music, of theater, of poetry, of literature … it’s all connected and in my mind these types of venues attract the folks that can assure a better future for our community. A community that is accepting, loving and creative. A community that is free of bigots, bullies and swindlers …. A New Fullerton!
Please stop by during art walk and come and see this wonderful space and meet some of the best artist around. But please do so on your way to, or coming from The Magoski Arts Colony, where Hibbleton, Neighborhood, my own Egan Gallery and many artists that rent space there, all have great exhibits of their own. (last week’s issue of OC Weekly had the Magoski Arts Colony as it’s the cover story http://www.ocweekly.com/2014-05-29/culture/magoski-arts-colony-mike-fullerton/)
Viva Fullerton, Viva Art … see you Friday night.