Well I am sure by now you all know of the recovery of the stolen Matisse painting called “Odalisque in Red Pants.” But don’t look for it in the United States, because it’s going to be in the Caracas museum. It was recovered in 2012 by F.B.I. agents in Miami when they arrested two people and charged them with trying to sell the long-missing artwork. When it was recovered, American officials said the painting was worth $3 million.
Just in case you tourist happen to be going to Old Town Temecula, be rest assured that the sewer system is getting an upgrade. Yes the Eastern Municipal Water District has announced that they are going to upgrade the current system. The money to pay for the $13-million project will be covered by future development in the area, which will spare existing businesses and residents a big spike in their bills. Now myself I am going to miss the smell at the corner of Fifth Street and Old Town Front streets.
But wait they are not going to start the project till October, so you do have plenty of time to come by and get the wonderful aroma when you are shopping in Old Town Temecula, California.
Well the big event in Corona, California has to be the Corona Art Association meeting tonight. Yes about 25 of the 60 or so members will show up to learn how to build a website around 6:00 p.m. Yes Travis Farnes from “Motion Direct” will be there. After all you know how important it is for people to see your art. Now I suppose you are asking yourself if that valuable information is worth getting out of an air-conditioned building for pot luck.
Some of the members go all out when it comes to the food they bring. Yes cookies, Carmel covered pop corn, almond cookies will be among the taste tempting delights. Oh yes we will also have some strong decaffeinated coffee, caned soda’s and a white or red wine.
Just a few more drips and the first drip painting will be done. Because of the way it is made, it does take some time to actually dry completely. But it will be in the new show there at the Corona Art Association called “Oldies but Goodies.” It will be on this Saturday from 11:00 to 6:00.
Oh the Riverside museum of art is having a fund raiser.
A Fundraiser for the Riverside Art Museum
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Riverside Art Museum invites the community to celebrate seven artists who will face off at the museum to each create an assemblage piece of sculpture. A panel of three judges will choose who will be winner and who will receive the “brush off.”
During the event, a select group of the region’s leading artists will each get a box full of unknown cast-off “junk.” After opening the box, they each get two and a half hours to create their masterpieces. Competing artists include Jim Berhman, Ariana Cervantes, Cosme Cordova of Division 9 Gallery, Mario Loya, Laura Ryan, Gary Rainsbarger, and Martin Sanchez of Tio’s Tacos. Each artist can bring a preapproved home toolkit. The artists all have diverse backgrounds and differing styles from figuration to abstraction to installation and even jewelry. They use various mediums from paper mache to metals to “trash.”
Artist Laura Ryan is participating in the Brush Off as a way to encourage others to make art. “If one person sees hardware store items, throwaways, and junk turned into a unique piece of art....who knows? We might set a future Picasso on fire.”
The panel of judges includes businessman and art collector Jerry Ruiz, curator Carolyn Schutten, and artist Douglas McCulloh. They will evaluate the work for creative use of materials, overall aesthetic, and other aspects. There will also be an audience choice award.
The event will be MC-ed by artist and RAM Trustee Greg Adamson. It will feature art-making activities for guests, a hosted bar, and hors d’oeuvres.
“This is a great way for the Riverside Art Museum to share the talents of artists in our region while raising much needed funds,” says Patsy Herrera-Loya, RAM Trustee and committee chairperson. “Come and enjoy a glass of wine with us and watch the magic of artistic creation unfold before your eyes!”
Tickets are $50 and $75 and are available for purchase below or by calling 951.684.7111. Artist sponsorships include keeping the final piece of art created and are available for $500. All proceeds from the event benefit the Riverside Art Museum.
That’s it for today, need to get back to making some art