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A friend up in the Bay Area shared this with me today. I thought I would share it with you…
“818 will showcase a selection of work by 4 Los Angeles Artists, while in addition, paying a united tribute to Mr. Carroll Thomas. Mr. Thomas is the oldest living American Painter, still creating works of art, while personally operating and maintaining his own gallery located in Big Pine, California.
They have selected a photographic portrait, from my 2007 archives, giving the viewer a glimpse into the world of Mr. Thomas. It shows him holding one of his original watercolors that I purchased, inside his working studio, behind the gallery. These 4 Artists pay homage to this living legend, preceding his 99th Birthday. which will be celebrated April 29th of this year.
Carrol Thomas 2007 Photo by H. Krisher Lantow
Shiela Cavalluzzi 2009
Jamie Oliff 2009
Karen Blackwood 2009
Tak Ioka 2009
Shiela Cavalluzzi was born in France and is an adopted Air Force brat. She moved to the United States at a young age. Like many artists, Shiela has done a variety of work from scenic painter for commercials and film to portrait artist at Disneyland. In addition, she has sculpted numerous Public Art pieces.She is currently working on several monumental scale sculptures to be installed at municipal and commercial sites. Shiela lives in California with her husband and two children.
Jamie is a classically – trained animation artist. He has drawn since childhood, counting among his many influences such diverse artists as Toulouse-Lautrec, Heinrich Kley and Al Hirschfeld. Successful painter and author of Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and CG, Jamie continues to push the boundaries of classic and comic art.
Karen earned a B.A. in Fine Arts at the University of N.H. and studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Student Art League (N.Y). Since then her landscape paintings have been included in exhibitions organized by the Huntington Museum, the Pasadena Historical Society and the California Art Club. A professional fine artist, she has mpainted landscape murals and landscapes on canvas for clients in the Los Angeles areas of Hancock Park, Hollywood, Pasadena and the Bay area of Northern CA. Recently focusing more on Golf Landscape, Karen’s commissions include the 11th & 12th holes at Pelican Hill South, the 1st hole at Griffith Park, Wilson and an invitation to paint Pebble Beach. Tommy Fazio (Designer) has submitted Karen’s work to his Trump National Course Bedminster, N.J. for consideration.
Mr. Ioka grew up in Sacramento, California, where he attended and graduated from Sacramento City College. While there, he studied under Wayne Thiebaud and Greg Kondos.Following two years in the army, he attended the Art Center School of Design. After graduating from Art Center, he worked at McCann-Erickson advertising agency. In 1971 he opened three art studios to service most ad agencies in Los Angeles. In 1980 he closed each of the three studios and began free—lancing. Also, on a yearly retainer, he was head of the art department for Chanson Cosmetics in Japan. He retired in 1998, and to this day, still continues to draw and paint. “Painting everyday, I learn something new, and plan to continue learning”. His favorite mediums are: acrylics, charcoal and pen & ink.
Anuvue wishes to welcome and slap on the back (not hard…yet) our newest member to the ever enlarging family of Artists. Jonathan Fletcher comes highly recommended by my former, wonderful photography teacher (well, one of them) and he has agreed to teach our Photography Workshop for personal enrichment…yes, even though he’s met me!
He’s been a teacher at Orange Coast College (a school with a fabulous photography program) for many years and we are so lucky to be able to steal him for a few hours a week. He wrote me to say he was working on an outline…sounds just like a teacher to me 😉
Jonathan brought in a portion of his portfolio so I could see his work the other night and he actually makes his own pin-hole cameras. The result is a one-of-a-kind style that you will really enjoy seeing when I can wrestle some images from him to share. In the meantime…Meet Jonathan!
Today is our first solo show featuring Jim McGill and his wonderful portraits of the Tibetan people timed to follow the Olympics. We hung the photos last night (which he refers to as black and white) but have more of a sepia feeling to me. We added some beautiful silk belts for color, brought back by Justin, from his recent visit to Tibet. We backed them with long, black fabric to make them “pop”. Jamie edge the black with some fabulous red Chinese silk I found because if I’d sewn it…well…whew… Kweli was such a help, not only did she get us dinner, but she kept a very tired Mike and myself from killing each other. I am meticulous so it’s easy to get frustrated 😉
Susan, the gallery’s Intern, stayed all day vacuuming, hanging the new T-shirts and setting up tables. She’s a smart, artistic young woman and she did a marvelous job.
Now just the small details before the big show. I hope to see those of you that can come out. I hope Jim has a great show and I wish him the best for success.
I took a few shots early on as people started arriving for our opening…and then had to put my camera down to eliminate bodily harm in the mayhem. A few people picked it up towards the end and took some of me and my fat cheeks. I wish I had more to show you just how many beautiful people came to see and enjoy the Studio. We had such a great time. Everyone…