"Real Heroes" by Fernando Del Rosario l August 2 - September 30, 2016
Meet artist Fernando Del Rosario at a reception on Thursday, September 15, 5-7 p.m.
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents the art of Fernando Del Rosario in a special exhibit titled “Real Heroes” from August 2 to September 30 at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. The exhibit will showcase Del Rosario’s original artwork featuring comic book superheroes juxtaposed with inspirational quotes from real life heroes.
Del Rosario, a freelance graphic designer and creative instructor at the Art Institute of California in Orange County, recounts how he found “solace and inspiration in the stories and characters of the superheroes as a young boy new to America.” Later, as he was drawn to history and stories of personal struggle and accomplishment, he discovered that superheroes do exist in the real world, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali, John Wooden, and Nelson Mandela among others. According to Del Rosario, his artwork was created in honor of the heroes that have inspired him throughout the years. “Every one of these comic book pages are from my collection as a kid. And this is my way of sharing my story and my inspiration to the public. It is an art collection 31 years in the making,” he states.
The exhibit will be on display at the Central Library through September 30. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, September 15, 5-7 p.m. in the Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.
Sculpture Exhibit by Judit Laufer l August 4 - September 12, 2016
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents the sculpture art of Judit Laufer from August 4 to September 12 at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.
Canadian-born sculptor Judit Laufer has been living in California for over thirty years, nineteen of those in Newport Beach. She received her B.A. in Communications from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and Paralegal Certificate from UCLA.
Art has always been Laufer’s true passion, and all her creative energy is spent sculpting. She has attended numerous sculpting workshops, and studied under the tutelage of Paul Lucchesi, Eugene Daub, Philippe Farault, and other accomplished artists.
The artist’s sculptures have been exhibited in Orange County and in the juried art show, Best of the Best, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has twice received awards at the Newport Beach Art Exhibition.
Laufer’s work can be found in various homes in Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Canada.
The exhibit will be on display at the Central Library through September 12.
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- Mark Leysen: December 5 - January 27, 2017
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