Education, Exposure and Exhibition

Providing opportunities in education, exposure and exhibition for select visual artists and art enthusiasts for the purpose of advancing the professionalism of those dedicated individuals.

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Watercolor Places by Duane Anderson

August/September 2013

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"Beyond Perception” - A Fine Art Exhibit by David Cook

This First Friday May 3rd, The Foundry will open a solo painting exhibition by David Cook.
Quoting the artist, much of his imagery comes from natural or urban places. He is drawn to geometric shapes, structure and the play of color and light within this environment. His urban landscape paintings transcend our perception of landmark buildings by simplifying their structure. He likes working in gouache and allowing the medium to convey an opaque, flat appearance, emphasizing the two dimensions of paper or canvas. Using color triads, he works within a prismatic pallet to create a harmonious composition.

Thats Italian copy

More about our artist:

David Cook received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Art from Cal State University, Bakersfield. Following two decades as an educator, his focus shifted dramatically. A lifelong learner, his extensive knowledge of art history, theory and philosophy support his passion for art. Recently he attended a graduate study workshop at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with renowned artist Stuart Shils. Cook’s studio work consists of classical drawing, abstract painting and contemporary rendering. He currently lives in the Kern River Valley with his wife and two daughters. 
This exhibit will run through the month of May 2013 at The Foundry, 1608 19th Street, Bakersfield CA. The opening for this exhibit will be held on First Friday May 3rd, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We welcome the general public to attend. There is no fee to view the exhibit.

Featured image:  “That’s Italian” by David Cook

Therese Muller will be attendance providing live music and Window Sill Pie Company will also be there offering their delicious treats.

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First Friday October 4th

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